Vibrant colours, strapped up menus, and a modular layout defines the 40 square meter interior space of Mediterranean takeout restaurant Kessalao. Situated in the historic city of Bonn in Germany, this tiny little restaurant is designed by Spanish design studio Masquespacio.
The welcoming facade is highlighted with a mix of catchy colours: Germany’s popular colour red is mixed with marine blue and yellow reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea and a touch of purple spices it up a bit more.
The interiors of the restaurant is somewhat modular in nature. Different seating arrangements can be created by simply strapping, unstrapping and flipping wooden planks. Even the wall planters, menu displays and magazine holders are strapped up to blue and purple straps. Pine counter & table tops counters and birch wall cladding form the dominating colours of the interiors playfully mixed with primary colours for the table and seat legs. The bright red metal grids on either side not only enhance the aesthetics, but also function as storage spaces to hold magazines, menus or planters.
Colourful facade of Kessalao in Bonn, Germany
Menus strapped to a red display board
Red metal grid on the wall holding planters
Table for 6 persons
Ledge seating arrangement
High tables for 2 persons
Ledge and Table seating arrangement
Table for 4 persons
The name of the restaurant is created through a wordplay, combining the German word “Kess” and the Spanish word “Salao”, both of which translate as perky, cheerful or spirited. And that’s exactly the way one feels upon entering the restaurant.