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Above and left: Industrial materials and bold colors combine
for a Mexican street chic look.

Tasked with recreating the historic, well-worn ambiance of
the first restaurant in a new building development, the design
team selected a few of the most characteristic materials from the
original 19th-century location and applied them in creative ways
for an environment that feels both innovative and timeless. Carissa
Thompson, design director at KTI, says that the overall effect is "a
sassy, spicy, and sometimes irreverent culinary adventure wrapped
in a blend of bold colors and industrial materials perhaps best
described as Mexican street chic."

In the vestibule, concrete blocks poured in a floral pattern are
combined with teal Lexan panels to create an effect that is equal
parts familiar and futuristic. Concrete surfaces are manipulated to
make them appear distressed-the concrete floors, for example, are
treated with an acid wash, and concrete on the walls is applied with
hand trowels to appear pre-industrial. In the back seating area, a Day
of the Dead mural designed by KTI and executed by a local graffiti
artist is painted on top of a brick wall that, despite being new, looks
worn. The bright colors in the mural complement the teal, orange,
yellow, red, and purple used in the fabrics and painted furniture
throughout the restaurant, effectively tying all of the colors together.
Despite working with a limited budget for furniture, accessories,
and art, KTI was able to incorporate custom pieces that add to the
restaurant's overall look. Tabletops are treated with custom scraping
to appear as though they were stripped of an original paint color, and
their bases are fabricated from used hubcaps and rusty car parts.
Planks salvaged from an old boxcar serve as the bar counter, while
chicken wire mesh inserts above the bar area and chef's counter
provide transparent storage.
"All in all, the space looks amazing and we feel hits every
design mark for the chef," says Thompson. ❙❘❚

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News
Who’s Who
Have You Seen?
Have You Seen?
Scholarships
Sustainability
Q&A: Stacy Costa
Q&A: Sandy Banks
Q&A: Ron McDaniel
On the Scene
Project: Los Chingones
Project: Embassy Row
Project: Springhill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Bayfront
Partner Profiles
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Ad Index
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