Restaurant in Focus: Kento
07/30/2019 | Grace Lennon |
Masquespacio brings its geometric and colorful aesthetic to yet another restaurant tucked away in the streets of Valencia, Spain. The studio recently completed its third venue for Kento Shop, a Spanish chain specialized in Japanese take-away and sushi. The designer’s signature bold color palette and retro vibe shine through the 1076 square feet of the shop, with splashes seaweed green and bamboo-esque walls.
The Spanish designers kept the existing high ceiling and completely glazed shop window as part of the concept and added vivid elements to complement the space. A mirror was placed in the ceiling to give the illusion of an endless boundary when looking up, and most of the tables have been oriented towards the exterior, offering the diners an entertaining street view.
The material palette includes a reflective neutral penny mosaic tile for the floors and lower parts of the wall, that add a pleasing contrast to the bright hues around. The semicircular wood strips on the walls remind customers of bamboo, adding a touch of warmth to the interior. The furniture and lighting are clad with the brand’s strong colors of electric blue, a muted salmon and an intense seaweed green. Lastly, the counter features a light wooden ceiling, imitating the traditional Japanese roadside food stands.
For more information on Kento, please visit kento.shop/.
All photography by Luis Beltran. All images used with permission.
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