Francisco Segarra was commissioned with designing the interiors and furnishing “La Guindilla”, a bar and eating-house, the latest project by Grupo La Guindilla, headed by José Romero Parra. The premises were fully refurbished with the emphasis on a setting that would evoke the importance of local produce, the common denominator of all La Guindilla’s dishes.
The idea arose of a façade made of a line of Modernist-looking trusses reminiscent of loading bays and, by extension, of markets as reception points for food products. To create it, the Harmony POITIERS-W/30 tile model by Peronda was used with a strong black tile joint.
Inside, latticework or a partition separated the room into two parts, with an atmosphere evocative of the back of a shop, featuring walls covered in old mirrors and a ceiling made of metal meshwork, plus another section dedicated to the sale of goods. The bar, made of old cast-iron railings, Alicante-style blinds and a countertop made in Francisco Segarra’s workshops simulated the counter of an old market stall.
The tiles in the room - from the FS by PERONDA collection designed by Francisco Segarra in collaboration with Peronda Group - are red-body wall and floor tiles which simulate mosaics or feature patterns inspired by traditional vintage ceramic tiles (with the FS 2 model on the floor and FS ARTISAN B on the walls).
Generally speaking, the open spaces, simple layout and unpretentious décor, devoid of anything too forceful, all make customers feel quite at home at any time of day, without being overwhelmed by a decorative backdrop that leaves what should play a starring role – the produce – in second place.