Casaplata is a new restaurant in Seville, a space that recalls Giorgio Morandi’s still-life paintings.
Architects Lucas y Hernández-Gil were inspired by Morandi’s pastel still lifes, reflected by strong color pieces that stand out over a silver-grey atmosphere.
This space’s past life was a coffee shop, at the base of a 1970s building from where they took the colour palette, with soft hues coming from furniture set against concrete walls and flooring.
Nonetheless, this restaurant is not looking for a historical revival from the past. CASAPLATA avoids nostalgia to set itself apart from the surrounding eating establishments making its mark in the historic area.
The raw concrete structure with sharp floors is decorated with bare utilities spreading over the ceiling and futuristically shaped furniture.
The interior is reminiscent of the GiorgioMorandi’ss color palette — the boundaries between the bright objects arranged on a serenely-colored canvas are blurred, and the space is only divided visually.
Meanwhile, plants, warm lights and colors bring a sense of fresh air and coziness into the cold gray room.
“The interior aesthetic is raw and austere in order to make the food on the metal trays stand out”
Vaporous fittings made of colored perforated metal highlights the gastronomical experience both simple and unobtrusive. circles are used throughout elements of the décor — in lighting, mirrors, and openings — connecting the areas together, alluding to an outer space vision.
Exposed metal pipes, metal ceiling panels and a curving concrete bar top continue the industrial vibe.
Sevillians can enjoy a menu of contemporary but simple Mediterranean fare, such as cured meats, smoked mackerel and spanish omelettes. Casaplata also doubles as a cocktail bar.
Photographies from Juan Delgado