Beatriz Torró Terol
Pol. Industrial Jaime I s/n. 46640 Mogente (Valencia)
+34 662 382 760
The third restaurant opened by Esteban Arnaiz and Aynara Menchaca, owners of the nearby establishments El Columpio and Le Cocó is called Random and since its opening in November 2015 is causing a frenzy in the genuine district of Chamberí in Madrid.
Juan Luis Medina, head of the studio Madrid in Love, is the person behind the interior design –which, by the way, is everything but random– of this invitation to a gastronomic trip through the looking glass, where even the ‘callos’ (beef tripe) or the sandwich of ‘chopitos’ (battered baby squid) boast of matching in glamour the sophisticated butterfish tartar.
If we pour into the creative cocktail shaker the rawness of industrial materials and the elegance of lines inspired by Art Nouveau in equal parts and add, as the barmen do in their original cocktails, a pinch of boudoir and a twist of Neverland, we will obtain a perfect blend of atmospheres, opposed to the naked eye yet sewn together by a common thread: sophistication.
Beneath the skylight of the terrace, “an outdoor interior that will not disappoint you”, there are two couples of Copa armchairs and several Altet, surrounded by brick walls and cobbled floors, marble tables and fantastic lamps. In the upper floor, the bistro, defined as “the entrance hall to excess”, is dominated by wood and leather and here it is possible to find several couples of Huma armchairs in light tonalities.
Lastly, the camping, considered as “your adult camp”, is much darker and clandestine. This space imitates a tent and black framed Huma armchairs adapt to its military looks thanks to the camouflage fabric of their upholstered seats.
Original details such as geometrical floors, mirrors reminiscent of Dalí’s style, spherical lamps and tiled walls help finishing up the design of this establishment claiming to be the only one in its kind. All in all, a tangible evidence of how to fuse chic and underground and not die trying.
Interior Design: Madrid in Love
Photography: Fernando Alda & Pablo Paniagua