A pink “cave” hides behind the primary eating house of this wine and small plates bar in Madrid designed by interiors studio Plantea Estudio.
Positioned on the bottom flooring of a neoclassical constructing in Madrid’s buzzy Justicia neighbourhood, Plantea Estudio designed Gota to seem “darkish, stony and secluded”.
Friends ring a bell to enter the 70-square-metre bar, and are then welcomed right into a eating room enclosed by thickset granite ashlar partitions. Whereas a number of the partitions had been left uncovered, others have been easily plastered over and washed with gray lime paint.
The ground was overlaid with black volcanic stone tiles that the studio thought had been suggestive of a “newly found terrain”.
A bench seat runs down the left-hand facet of the bar, accompanied by lustrous aluminium tables and sq. birchwood stools from Danish design model Frama.
Friends can alternatively perch on excessive stools on the peripheries of the room, the place lies a slender stone ledge for drinks to be set down on.
Extra seating was created round a bespoke chestnut counter on the room’s centre; its surfacetop has an in-built turntable on which the Gota group performs a curated collection of music.
Behind the counter is a storage wall the place wine bottles, classic vinyl information and different music-related paraphernalia are displayed.
An open doorway takes company down a brief hall to a secondary cave-like eating house, which boasts a dramatic vaulted ceiling and craggy brick partitions. It has been virtually solely painted pink.
“It is comparatively widespread to search out this type of vaulted brick house within the basements of previous buildings in Madrid – this case was particular as a result of it is on the bottom flooring with small openings to a backyard,” the studio informed Dezeen.
“It was excellent for a extra quiet and personal space of the bar,” it continued.
“The pink color is an summary reference to the brick of which the cave is basically made, and likewise a reference to wine.”
On the room’s coronary heart is a big 10-centimetre-thick granite desk that is meant to look as if it has “been there without end”, surrounded by aluminium chairs additionally from Frama. Smaller birch tables and chairs custom-designed by the studio have been tucked into the rooms corners.
To boost the cosy, intimate really feel of the bar, lighting has been stored to a minimal – there are a handful of candles, reclaimed sconces and an alabaster lamp by Spanish model Santa & Cole.
Established in 2008, Plantea Estudio is chargeable for a variety of hospitality initiatives in Madrid.
Others embrace Hermosilla, a Mediterranean restaurant decked out in earthy tones, and Sala Equis, a multi-purpose leisure house that occupies a former erotic cinema.
The images is by Salva López.