July 10, 2019

Estudio CO-A Tags Jatachi Restaurant in Barcelona With Logo Stickers

Rètols Elfa created the neon logo signage. Photography by Pol Viladoms.

Graffiti is often the most interesting aspect of an urban exterior. For Barcelona’s Estudio CO-A, it was an inspiration. For the 1,100-square foot Jatachi Asian restaurant, located in the beachy Castelldefels district of the city, the plan was a neutral, materials-focused environment covered in multiple iterations of a bold yellow logo commissioned from Pràctica Design.

The logos cover parts of the windows, which offer a peek at the neon-lit interior. Photography by Pol Viladoms.

“We wanted urban furniture, lighting, and materials,” says founding architect Clara Ocaña, which meant specifying Eugeni Quitllet’s aluminum seating, inside and out, along with iron tables. Brick columns remain unfinished, as do the concrete walls, offering a rough patina. Flos’s May Day lamps and lots of neon keep out the shadows. 

The logo repeats, graffiti-style, across the exterior surfaces. Photography by Pol Viladoms.

Iron is also used in the entrance door and as an immense bar, covered in steel with a coordinating steel storage structure above, which Ocaña calls a favorite detail. But the stars of this hospitality show are without a doubt the overlapping logos, tumbling across the walls as if thousands of graffiti artists had each tagged the space before sitting down to dinner. 

A monumental iron counter and bar anchors the prep area. Photography by Pol Viladoms.
Dining alfresco is possible thanks to Mobles 114 seating. Photography by Pol Viladoms.
Interior walls are covered with smaller-scale stickers, thrust into the spotlight via neon. Photography by Pol Viladoms.

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