La Xina

Barcelona, 2008

RESTAURANTS

Creative direction: Sandra Tarruella Interioristas
Responsible: Sandra Tarruella, Isabel Lopez, Ricard Trenchs y Manel Rodríguez
Collaborators: Marc López, Cecilia Moretti, Isabel Rodriguez, Laura Muñoz
Area: 470 m²
Customer: Grupo Tragaluz
Photographer: Olga Planas
Graphic design: Mario Eskenazi

We approach the project of La Xina, as we did at the time with the Japanese. Documenting with books, films and travel to extract the essence of what is attractive to us and thought of Chinese culture and thus be able to accompany and tuck the project group Tragaluz to a different Chinese in Barcelona.
In this way, textures, colours, smells, steam cookers, the ornament of the lattices, brilliant lacquers and their reflections, the patina of aged wood, wall lamps as lanterns, the symbolism of the lamp dragon, evoke a Chinese atmosphere without lapsing into clichés, making the whole richer, but at the same time differentiating very modern in its concept.
The kitchen should have a place in this restaurant and enjoy the view of preparing dishes from a customer is a premise of Thomas Tarruella. Wood as a noble material had to be present and therefore we have used Chinese latticework for coating walls and as a separator spaces and oak aged for floor and wall furniture.
The light is always on time and looking for warm and illuminate zones by creating welcoming, warm and intimate wanting to highlight the work of the foremost chefs.”