Spanish shoe company Camper have recently branched into the hospitality sector with stunning results. Their two Casa Camper Hotels based in central Berlin and Barcelona create an” innovative concept which combines a high degree of functionality with friendly aesthetics”. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the interior for the Dos Palillos Berlin restaurant to create a space which reflects the culinary experience of chef Albert Raurich, former chef of elBulli. The room number curtains are amazing!!
“Naturally, the kitchen had to be the centre of the space and thus, it had to be wide open so that guests could see the preparation of the dishes from the beginning to the end. We have decided to articulate the environment around one long wooden table and the stainless steel kitchen, one module facing the other. Consequently, the guests find themselves at the centre of the kitchen, while the chef acts in front of them”.
It was important for us as well to set a dialogue between the 10 cooks and their nearly 30 guests, invited in the chef’s kitchen. In order to emphasize such an interaction and encourage eye contact, we worked on different ground levels so that the guests are able to have a global experience once seated at the table, as if they were attending an artistic performance”.
“Throughout the project, our intention was to reduce our level of intervention to the utmost to let the scenery express itself. Indeed, the space is voluntarily raw with very few elements and materials to sustain the idea that the legitimate sense of the space comes from the relation between the guests and the cuisine.”
This simplistic, casual and personal style of dining ticks all the boxes for me and I’m sure the accommodation would to, take a look here.