Naves Café Matadero
Rescuing the original grandeur and beauty of the space, highlighting its architecture. The traditional mosaics of the exterior of the Naves have served as inspiration for some of the geometric patterns of the interior intervention.
The mega red velvet curtains that divided the space in two have been removed, as have the vinyl on the windows that removed natural light. The tiered seating has been totally refurbished and moved to the back of the space.
There is a lot of natural and recycled wood. The panels of the outdoor kiosk are made of cedar wood fallen by the wind in 2018 in the Casa de Campo and the wood of the eight large four-metre-long tables is of wild pine trees fallen after a storm in the Soria mountain ranges. The plants, will soon colonise the entire interior, with mobile planters and area separating elements, to put that other note of colour in this grey and industrial space linked to the history of Madrid.
The reborn Café Naves aims to be a welcoming space and the new colour palette, lively and cheerful, is key. If you haven't been there for a long time, the space will surprise you. Because the result is like day and night. If before the intervention it seemed like a place only for night use, now the space has been opened not only to the city but to daylight.
Now managed by La Francachela, the same company that have already brought their local cuisine and made with artisan products to Medialab Prado and Talent Garden.
Naves 11, Matadero
Paula López Barba
(based in Madrid)
Álvaro López Del Cerro
Before images from the very first visit to the café