Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio have recently completed their latest international project in the Norwegian capital Oslo. The project consists of the branding and interior design for Vino Veritas, an organic restaurant specialising in organic wines and tapas of Spanish origin.
The Vino Veritas restaurant, as part of the well known organic winery, Cortijo El Cura, has its origins in the Andalusian region La Alpujarra and introduces organic Spanish gastronomy into the most important cosmopolitan city of Norway. Starting with the typical interior architecture of Scandinavian countries, with its natural wood walls and ceilings, (here painted in white and adding a solid oak floor), in the first instance Masquespacio wanted to maintain the essence of the Norwegian interiors.
Nevertheless when entering the space it can be seen how the Norwegian architecture blends in a natural and comfortable way with the Spanish culture – and in particular with the Andalusian one. The typical Andalusian old balcony railings are attractive and fit well with the existing architecture; as well as decorative elements like the baskets and blinds made of esparto, or the Spanish clay tiles.
The most traditional craftsmanship is always present through the elements mentioned above, but also by means of the handmade lamps of raffia, esparto and cord. In addition, houseplants and the chair fabric provide a touch of green colour to the restaurant. Lastly, the solid oak wood used for the furniture offers the elegance required in this kind of restaurant, while the cushions designed by Masquespacio highlight the deco feeling of the space.
Masquespacio Principal Ana Milena Hernández Palacios said: “It was important for us to highlight characteristics like the ecology and craftsmanship of Andalusia that were marked significantly by the business model of Vino Veritas. We took the beauty of the Norwegian architecture into account, and were always thinking in terms of designing an elegant and warm, but at the same time inviting space, for a wider public looking for Spanish culture and gastronomy.”
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