Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do as little as possible, and in this case, the refurbishment of Café Barbieri, open since 1902, was just that. A place with so much history tied to the Barbieri Theatre and the Zarzuela, as well as a meeting place for artists, writers, musicians, and even King Alfonso XIII.

The main idea was to travel through time using lighting and colours. Our work has focused on restoring, illuminating and choosing the colours accompanied by the light, as well as the creation of exclusive brass lighting fixtures for the premises, handcrafted in Madrid.

The journey of colours goes from the mirrored room in sand and classic tones with natural light, to the light grey transition room with a glass ceiling, as well as the second room in a coral colour, passing through the staircase and access area to the bathrooms in petrol blue, and ending in the interior of the bathrooms in a carmine shade.

We always say that a well-lit space can greatly contribute to the wellbeing, emotion and success of the proposal, as light is colour and colour is light, and in order to get it right, light, colour and texture must always be studied together.

Cafe Barbieri
Pablo Gomez Ogando

C/ Ilustracion 4, 1ºB
28008 – Madrid

+34 911 432 383
+34 669 101 324