Cata 181 Restaurant, by LaGranja: 100 eclectic square meters for a wine specialist.
Lagranja studio has carried out a refurbishment project in order to turn an old winery in the Eixample district of Barcelona into a cozy restaurant where you can try the best wines in a warm atmosphere.
The concept draws inspiration from the icons of the popular culture associated to wine and gastronomy such as bottles, glasses, corks, pans, etc. for the design of furniture, lamps and flooring and walls coverings. The project aims to be contemporary while staying true to its roots.
Cata 181 is a space rich in textures and nuances. In order to obtain a cozy look, the original walls and framework have been restored and painted white.
In the entrance, the double ceiling height helped create the bar area, with wooden & white marble bar. At the front and on the original stone wall, a metalic structure holds 8 white lacquered saucepans with different diameters occassionally serving as extra tables.
Some of the walls are covered with mirrors and decorated with elements such as wine bottles and glasses dyed in different colors.
The lamps are all different and custom-made. The cage lamp and the wine glass lamp are good examples of pieces specially designed and produced for the restaurant. Other special lamps by LaGranja are the Uto Lamp for Foscarini, the Oslo Lamp and wall light and the Inti ceiling light for Metalarte, Biosca y Botey‘s Almar wall lights, Vinçon‘s Laika Mini Lamp and Amat Lamp, in Murano glass.
Most of the furniture has been exclusively designed by LaGranja for this project. The 8-meter-long bench made of pine and beach planks dyed in several colors stands out; as do the wardrobe and bar furniture in okumen wood with corks on the exterior with huge wine bottles for legs, LaGranja’s Belloch chairs for Santa&Cole in grey and white or the dining tables and chairs from Dadra and Maisons du Monde.
These thousand details add salt and pepper to a project oozing estudio Lagranja‘s spirit.