Madrid is boiling. Decoration, crafts, gastronomy and leisure come to expand the offer of the center of the capital with new premises. Today we went through four of these openings, do you sign up?
The center of Madrid is being transformed by leaps and bounds, moving towards a modernization in which the innovative is combined with a greater offer of leisure, gastronomy and design. Today we have four new openings that come to provide a touch of identity.
The Malasaña neighborhood is already one of the most dynamic contexts in the capital. And, in the midst of this boiling, Limbo restaurant has opened its doors, where culture and gastronomy go hand in hand in a space where a grill and a brewery coexist with a stage for exhibitions, performances and events. The restaurant is the new bet of the La Musa group that has bet on this place in which the Argentine chef Javier Brichetto, known as “the king of the tapa”, proposes a tasty, accessible and quality gastronomy, with outstanding dishes like his chickens roasted on charcoal.
Interior design, by the Triscaideca Studio, is committed to an industrial environment. Diaphanous spaces and a garage aspect, with natural materials, such as iron, wood and concrete, make it a place that comes with a strong commitment to innovation.
The furniture is simple, highlighting the purity of the materials. “The shared tables, bleachers, benches, stairs and shelves are built to enhance their essence because we like to bet on the beauty of the imperfection, the weld finishes and the anchors seen”, explains Gonzalo Álvarez, from Triscaideca. In the same way, electricity, sanitation and climate facilities have been kept in view to integrate them into the decoration. Lighting is also a very careful element, generating a theatricality not only in the space for events. The colored bulbs, type verbena or country party, provide warmth and a fun touch, complemented by neon lights in the bar of the brewery.
Local drinks San Mateo Circus
Also in this increasingly dynamic and cosmopolitan neighborhood of Madrid, San Mateo Circus, a local of Longdrinks & Cocktails, has just opened, in which music and gastronomy find a context with an interior design that is in itself a spectacle .
The place is located in the mythical San Mateo Seis, a historic Madrid night and has been renovated and designed by the Viteri / Lapeña studio. The concept integrates from the theme of the premises, to furniture, lighting, visual identity, tableware and even the staff’s wardrobe. And the result, it is obvious, is an elegant, sophisticated and fresh space inspired by the circus world of the 40s, with touches of Art Deco.
The space has a single room in which different areas are differentiated. A zone of benches and seats, a large bar decorated with striking elements, a VIP reservation and a table for demonstrations and cocktails, live in a space with curved lines and intense lights to enjoy the night with joy.
Pez Casa decoration shop
And the leisure we went to a store that you can not miss if you are addicted to decoration. Since May, after 14 years of experience in the Pez fashion store, Beatriz and Patricia, its owners, have embarked on a new path by opening Pez Casa, a space in the Madrid neighborhood of Justicia where you can find handicrafts and natural materials. . In this store, with a careful and luminous atmosphere, the beauty of the old is combined with handicrafts that represent a sustainable and responsible model, some of them almost in danger of extinction.
The furniture and vintage lamps, Nordic style, sixties, country houses or industrial share space with all kinds of accessories from all over the world. Among the handicraft products, there is a careful selection of brands that represent exclusivity and responsibility with the environment, such as the Astier de Villate pottery, the Indian quilts and cushions, the Portuguese Manteca blankets or the linen tablecloths and napkins from Maison of Vacances.
Workshop Javier Sánchez Medina
And if it is about natural materials and craftsmanship, the new workshop of the restorer from Extremadura Javier Sánchez Medina, on Calle Madera 34, is one of those places that promise, because it is a cultural project that adds to the many proposals of the neighborhood of Malasaña. Specialized in mirrors and heads of animals that he has baptized as “ecological trophies”, Javier Sánchez Medina reinforces his business by opening this new workshop, very close to the first one, in calle Escorial 28.
It is an old carpentry that was abandoned and that has been transformed into a wide, delicate and perfect space to achieve an intimacy with the client, as Sánchez Medina explains, and to be able to develop all the projects around his work as artisan .
The potential of this new space is to allow the development of new models and projects and to give courses on working with natural fibers, in which it is expert, specifically with bamboo, wicker, rattan or fiber.
And beyond the personal work of the artisan, this new space will allow the connection and collaboration with other artists and will host events, dinners and clandestine meals, as well as specific exhibitions working as an art gallery.