Opened recently in Ibiza, Studio Gronda is behind the design concept of restaurant Zela, an Asian-Mediterranean fusion space. Studio Gronda has conceived the space as a prototype for this new international brand, which gas its eyes on global expansion.
Zela is a type of nocturnal butterfly from Southeast Asia. Rare, and beautiful, it has come to represent the region’s unique spirit.From the interior design, Studio Gronda have drawn on Indochinese visual references, creating a magical subtropical garden in both the interior and exterior spaces.
Mirrored screens and frames are juxtaposed in exterior garden, and the dinning room features a colonial-style trompe d’oeil mural.
Dark green and flora are part of a visual language that unites cultures, and nature predominates in the form of abundant plants and flowers in the delicate vertical garden.
This comes repeated in various decorative elements, such as feathers mad of handmade, glossy ceramic that cover the front of the sushi bar and the main bar.
The Kitchen in helmed by Ricardo Sanz, executive chef of the Kabuki group (which has dour Michelin stars), together with Manuel Campos Gaullar and Abel matutes, creators of international gastronomic sensation TATEl. Source by Studio Gronda.
- Location: Ibiza, Spain
- Architect: Studio Gronda
- Architect in Charge: Diego Gronda
- Lead Designer: Borja Maza
- Project Team: Loli Prieto, Cristina Catalá
- Builder: Builds Capital
- Lighting Project: BMLD
- Decorative lighting: Antonangeli Illuminazione, Imagilight, Almerich
- Client: Madrid Leisure Partners
- Total built area: 180px
- Year: 2017
- Photographs: Jose Salto, Courtesy of Studio Gronda
Article by Marco Rinaldi