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Hotel Puerta América - Lágrimas Negras Restaurant
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DESIGNER
 
 
Christian Liaigre

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DESCRIPTION
 
Latin inspiration
Christian Liaigre Hotel Puerta America MadridAt the entrance to the hotel, on the left, is the restaurant, called Lágrimas Negras or Black Tears. As soon as you enter, the backlit bar made of LG Hi-Macs catches your eye, decorated with abstract motifs. This piece really stands out at night. The enormous wine cellar is a unit made of aluminium and glass separating the restaurant from the kitchen which can hold 4,000 bottles, all in plain view. In fact, it is almost more a sculpture than a working wine cellar. The space has three areas: the restaurant, a lounge area where you can have a drink between mealtimes and a buffet in the upper part. In general, clients will be surprised by the spaciousness, with an eye-pleasing profusion of light colours and materials, such as the mirror covering one of the walls which goes completely unnoticed at night, as if it did not exist. Wood and leather also confer a warm ambience. Of particular note is the formal clarity and height of the ceilings, characteristic of all the areas on the ground floor, including the reception desk and the bar. Lamps are suspended over the tables from the ceiling, like large vines.

Christian Liaigre Hotel Puerta America MadridFor this project, Christian Liagre, one of the leading French fashion and interior designers, has been inspired by his own particular view of the Spanish capital, which he sees as a heterogeneous city. He has therefore integrated different graphic details from the Spanish regions, including Andalusia, Galicia and Catalonia. Guests encounter a space decorated with fine woods which make it a cosy, comfortable place, such as the oak used for the doors and the slats protecting the area from too much light and sun from the outdoors, as well as the Caiscais stone floor. Liaigre is inspired by nature and tradition. In his opinion, the freedom to design the restaurant has been “the chance to make the type of totally Spanish restaurant I like”.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Madrid
Province
Madrid
Town
Madrid
District
Distrito 05 - Chamartín
Neighborhoods
Barrio 52 - Prosperidad
Address
Avenida América 41
 
 
Telephone
+34.917.445.400
Fax
+34.917.445.401
Website
E-mail
hotel.puertamerica@hoteles-silken.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Furnishings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002    
Realisation
2004 - 2005
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Seeing it through", Icon 49, july 2007, pp. 54-56
Maurizio Vogliazzo, "19 progettisti/Hotel Puerta America, Madrid", L'Arca 209, dicembre/december 2005, pp. 44-45 (44-67)
"Christian Liaigre. Memorie e citazioni/Memories and citation", L'Arca 209, dicembre/december 2005, pp. 48-49 (44-67)
Yoshio Futagawa, "New Hotel Designed by World's Leading Architects and Designers. Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain", GA Houses 89, september 2005, pp. 96-111
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