‘Sun’ circular lamp illuminates brando bleu ice cream shop in madrid

all blue brando ice cream shop in madrid, spain

In the historic center of Madrid, Spainthe all-blue Brando by Solar and Marta Jarabo ice cream stands out from its urban environment and attracts the attention of passers-by. Bright blue floors, ceilings, and furniture decorate the interior, albeit rough polyurethane covered with moss the surfaces break the continuity and add texture to the space. Perhaps the most prominent feature of the design is a large sun lamp mounted just behind the ice counter that illuminates the interior.

According to the creators, Brando explores the relationship between visual perception and color phenomenology with the aim of developing a new business model in which consumption is understood as an atmospheric experience.

the Brando glacier stands out from its urban environment and attracts the attention of passers-by

all images courtesy of Imagen Subliminal

the pervasive use of color blurs the perception of scale

Solar (see more here) and Marta Jarabo (see more here) designed the brando glacier around Three basic local: down budget, the development of a recognizable image, and limit execution time. With these starting points in mind, they created an artificial landscape in which the pervasive use of color blurs the perception of scale. According to the designers, this strategy responds to an economy of means as an ecological manifesto, unifying the space and developer the different historical layers of the to place while to avoid demolition and minimize waste generation.

The entire interior is lined with bright shades of blue, to add a mischievous to touch at the interior and to improve the visitor live. The program is Split in of them parallel bands separate by projecting polyurethane covered with moss sections this serve as counters, bars, and work plans, allowing maximum flexibility in the remaining space. The centerpiece of the piece is a circular stretch fabric lamp that catches the eye of pedestrians outside. Thanks to the colors that change throughout the day, this luminous piece brings multiple physical and psycho-emotional qualities to the space, creating an immersive experience far from the traditional glacier.

'Sun' circular lamp illuminates brando bleu ice cream shop in madrid
large windows draw in natural light while a large sun-like lamp illuminates the interior

'Sun' circular lamp illuminates brando bleu ice cream shop in madrid
the lamp is installed just behind the ice cream bar, against the bright blue wall

bright 'sun' lamp illuminates the all blue interior of an ice cream shop in madrid, spain
the protruding sections covered with polyurethane foam serve as counters, bars and worktops, allowing maximum flexibility

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