How cool–and rare–is it when you stroll into a shop or restaurant and you feel happily at house? This is the vibe of renowned interiordesigner, Jaime Beriestain’s new Concept Store and Café in Barcelona, Spain. With about 5,300 square feet the contemporary-vintage restaurant and retailspace is divided among a shop and an 80-seat restaurant and bar.
Drawing from his native Chilean roots, Beriestain collaborated with his chef on the Café menu to feature dishes which are close to and dear to him, those which he personally serves to pals at house. Luxe accents likeblackmarbletables and glamorous Italian crystal chandeliers from the 60s play effectively the rusticfarm tables and distressed, spackled concrete walls–amazinglayout insight!
Posh velvet sofas and upholstered sidechairs in teal, grass green, chartreuse and charcoal elegantly surround round tables which are adorned with the fresh flowers which Beriestain also sells. Tufted booths are personal, while a lengthy, raw wood table with white-spindled chairs sits subsequent to the bar. Exposedbrick walls are painted white, while sconces seem to blossom with lively bulbs. Inky black ceilings portray industrial ductwork, beams and pipelines although parquet flooring offers a decidedly warm contrast.
Following socializing and enjoying a meal, visitors are welcome to meander over to the vibrant Idea Retailer where wonderful finds include art, books, stationery, housewares, textiles, house decor and furnishings all personally curated by the eclectic designer himself. The environment is so informal but sophisticated at the same time, at some point a single could feel like they’re rummaging through a dear friend’s closet who occurs to have exquisitely fashionable taste. The stability of present day with antique-like items tends to make this retail space so distinctive, not to mention a visual splendor.
A spot to store-dine-socialize, Jaime Beriestain’s Concept Shop and Café gives an revolutionary technique to contemporary retail design.