A restaurant in a renovated building in Guadalajara, Mexico gives diners the chance to meet their food personally with a decor that is both inspired by and utilizes animal bones.
The Hueso restaurant is a project of chef Alfonso Cadena, architect Ignacio Cadena and the Cadena + Asociados Design Studio. Dezeen states that the restaurant, (the name of which translates to “bone” in English) uses thousands of animal bones arranged around the building. The decor is a thematic extension of the menu, which includes such dishes as bone marrow. The description on its own makes us a little uncomfortable, but the studio handled the tricky design with style and aplomb.
The bones are enhanced by the inclusion of white ceramic tiles with black designs. The studio told Dezeen that the theme unfolds in two parts. The extior is clad mostly in the ceramic tile, but the interior looks more organic and textured.
The studio told ArchDaily that the tile mosaic was created by artist José Noé Suro. The exterior is a grid inspired by sewing stitches and acts as a “preamble” for the interior. Suro works with Cerámica Suro Contemporanea, a ceramics studio opened in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico by Noe Suro in 1951. The studio creates exclusive works for the hotel and restaurant industries. He also made the restaurant’s dinner ware (shown above) with the stitching motif.
Once inside, diners are surrounded by 10,000 animal bones decorating the walls, which the studio calls “Darwinian.” The bones are mounted on wood and arranged around cooking utensils.
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