Carmona Tapas Bar
Area: 80 m2
Designed by: Tatjana Kobuszewska
Co-designed by: owner Bartłomiej Gołębiowski
Developed by: TRK System’s co-operating partners
The design was born from the investor’s love for Spain. The name refers to the town the investor was enchanted by. He decided to create his own little Spain in Poland, and to share his passion with others.
Interestingly, the interior was to be modern, with no traditional Spanish regionalisms.
The investor suggested industrial finishings and open kitchen space.
The interior’s massive smoke duct pillar was a major issue. But show me a designer who dislikes challenges! I used every nook and cranny of the 80 m2 I had at my disposal, creating a functional and original interior.
Open kitchen space placed in the centre of the industrial bar shines bright red, warming the place up like a fireplace in a smithy. Metal counters and a shelf above the bar seem to have been forged in a blacksmith’s shop, and the boards of the countertop itself bring raw timber to mind.
I concealed the kitchen scullery behind doors with special hinges, flushing the door against the wall.
I used specially processed steel on the surface; refracting light, it creates a trapezium effect; this is also how the wall with doors leading to guest restrooms was finished.
Illuminated bottle holders designed with the bar in mind are an original accessory. Oiled oak boards holding a wine collection handpicked by the investor are an excellent addition to the simple decor. Matte black tables and chairs blend in with the interior. Several polished panels were used on the floor only, to emphasise countertop illumination in rainbow colours.
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