Masquespacio designs a restaurant in contrasting colors in Turin for a hamburger restaurant
Spanish design agency Masquespacio created interiors for the Turin branch of Italian fast food chain Bun that combines blocks of pink and green with a blue seating area designed to resemble a swimming pool.
Bun Turin is a burger restaurant that takes its bold identity from Milan’s first Bun restaurant, also designed by Masquespacio.
“The target clientele of this restaurant is the urban lifestyle of people born at the end of the millennium and the new generation Z,” Masquespacio co-founder Christophe Penasse told Dezeen.
Characterized by three distinct colored areas, the burger uses pink, blue and green to playfully create different spaces in the restaurant.
The sections are designed in such a way that the three large windows of the restaurant show each color as a separate space and blocked from the outside.
Upon entering Bun Turin, visitors are greeted with an order bar and fridge of drinks and ice cream colored in a dusty sage shade of the restaurant’s signature green.
Illuminated digital menu boards with gold accents display the restaurant’s dining options, while a version of the same neon burger logo found at Bun’s Milan branch glows from a nearby pillar.
Pink and blue are used for two different seating areas, both with built-in furniture.
In the pink area, a central table colored partly in green overlaps the pink and green sections of the restaurant.
Sweet pink terrazzo steps that double as a planter lead visitors to seats tucked away in vaulted cabins in the pink seating area, which also houses the burger toilet.
Bun Turin’s all-blue seating area is constructed from pale tiles designed to resemble a swimming pool.
The area features fake pool ladders that are meant to make visitors feel like they are floating in the water while they eat.
“Once we defined Bun’s identity, we developed the project in 3D,” said Penasse.
“At the end of the process, we do a lot of testing to come up with the right combination of colors and materials,” the designer continued.
“In this case, we had several options for the color combinations, all aimed at a younger audience.”
Apart from the Complementto tiles, all the furniture in Bun Turin was designed by Masquespacio.
“It is important for customers that Bun spaces are recognized wherever they are,” explains Penasse.
“For this reason, the design will evolve and be slightly different in each space, but will retain a clear identity.”
Masquespacio is a Valencia-based design agency founded in 2010 by Penasse and Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, known for their use of bright colors.
Other recent studio projects include color-contrasting student accommodation in Bilbao and a stucco and terracotta restaurant in the Spanish town of Aragon, built from sinuous shapes inspired by the nearby Pyrenean mountains.
The photograph is by Gregory Abbate.