Malamén is a Fantasy Character created by Marco Colín, inspired by a Antique Cookbook found in a old basement. With this discovery, the design team developed different kinds of stories trying to find Malamén background and history, kitchen skills, recipes and places where she lived in the world. These histories gave the Designers all the inspirations to develop the interior, furniture and decoration in the place.
The first block of the space is compose of two mirrored seating booths, the right wall exhibiting all the objects found in flea markets and supposedly belonging to Malamén, with pictures, paintings and memories hanging off the wall.
The left wall it’s made of antique white painted frames, some of them with mirrors to give more depth to the composition of the wall in front, and the ceiling displays a radial composition of 28 plaster ceiling rosettes in different scales and designs, with incandescent bulbs. This space recreates the French style house Malamén supposedly lived in during the Mexican Revolution in “La Colonia Roma” (A French style Neighborhood in Mexico City). The next block has the stairs and a composition of 96 Drawings made by Colín and framed and hanged in the double high wall.
The bar is solved simply just with a Carrara Marble Counter and the back wall has 9 Bronze wall lamps made from a Tray designed by Panoramica. Upstairs in the back of the seating booth, Colín made a big scale hand made drawing narrating the story of Malamén using all the elements applied in the decoration.
Malamén Restaurant is located in the Polanco Neighborhood, right across the street from the Lincoln Park. A Collaboration between Industrial and Interior Designer Ricardo Casas, Graphic Designer and Illustratior Marco Colín and Decorator Andrés Ocejo.
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