Tres Encinas by Autoban
Tres Encinas is a well-known seafood and fish restaurant in Madrid, serving since 1967. When Autoban was commissioned to redesign the interior, for inspiration, they just took a look at the great socio-cultural richness of the city.
The main influence for the new concept of Tres Encinas interior is based on the idea of being loyal to the local material – the essential base of the Arts and Crafts movement – concentrating on the tiles, furniture, glass and metalwork. While the ceilling shows strong references to Art Nouveau with an ornamental metal lattice, a feauture continued on the surface of the doors separating the main dining rooms and exhibiting the fascinating relationship of metal and glass. The walls are the main storytellers of the restaurant, as four different custom-made tiles come together to depict four different stories of fishermen and sea life. The floor has a calssical style parquetry which is repeated in the ceiling of the bar area creating a warm space for the social activity of drinking.