Masquespacio, an award-winning creative agency founded by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse, finishes its latest interior design project — La Sastrería restaurant in the maritime neighborhood of Valencia called Canyamelar-Cabanyal.
The design takes its inspiration from the dream of chef Sergio Giraldo and bartender Cristóbal Bouchet to open their own restaurant La Sastrería, with the help of Grupo Gastroadictos. The aim of the project, like in most of Masquespacio’s projects, has been to fulfill the illusion of a group of young entrepreneurs, seeking to offer a new culinary and sensorial experience in Valencia.
The 200 sqm (2,150 sqft) restaurant is divided into three parts, with a special reference to Sergio’s food. Thus in the first part, we can find a bar that highlights the neighborhood itself, not only through its architectural references but also its locals and their way of living. This way, it represents the act of taking fresh air (Tomar la Fresca) during the warmest days when the neighbors get on the streets with their chairs from home and come together for a chit chat.
Ana Hernández, creative director from Masquespacio: “We tried to recreate the habit from the neighbors in the interior, amongst others through the reinterpretation of the plastic chairs they are used to take from their homes to the streets.”
The design shows patterns made with customized tiles that reinterpret the façades from the neighborhood. Special attention has been given to the bar that looks like a façade with its ornaments and singular figures. In the middle, we can see how the attention is centered on the selection of spirits that will be used for the cocktails, being the specialty from Cristóbal and La Sastrería.
It should also be noted that in this space, Sergio’s food selection is made of references from the neighborhood and products from the sea, always with a traditional focus, slightly reinvented.
On the other hand, we have the second part of the restaurant in which the most authentic seafood made by Sergio is the main attraction point of the venue. The design recreates a huge wave that grows toward the kitchen and is traduced into a sculpture made of ceramic pieces. The floors of artisan ceramic in white and blue makes us experience the division between the water and the sand of the sea, while the chairs are a reference to the fishing boats.
Ana Hernández: “Here we wanted to create a scene focused on the kitchen, submerging the whole restaurant like if you are in the middle of the sea, directed towards the most important part of the space. It’s pure fantasy like Sergio’s dishes.”
Last, behind the kitchen, the storage spaces are designed as a fish market.
Concerning the materials, there was the main approach to use tiles in two different ways: custom-made with prints designed by Masquespacio for the bar zone, next to the handmade clay + ceramic tiles for the restaurant.
Client: La Sastrería
Surface: 200 sqm (2,150 sqft)
Opening: August 2020
Customized Furniture: Design by Masquespacio, Local Production
Customized Lighting: Design by Masquespacio, Local Production
Handmade Tiles Restaurant: Design by Masquespacio, Production Vicente Camp
Printed Tiles Bar: Design by Masquespacio, Production Leopoldo Mora
Wave Sculpture: Design Masquespacio, Production Vicente Camp
Technical Lighting: Arkoslight