Modernist towers at both sides, a spacious landscaped avenue along the slope of the Tibidabo mountain and the charm of the Tramvia Blau (vintage Barcelona tram) frame the location of Àbac, a three Michelin star and international gastronomic reference.
In 2016, Ferruz Studio was commissioned to refurbish this temple of gastronomy. The idea was to overturn the design and styling that had become out of date to turn it into an elegant, simple, cared for, welcoming, and comfortable place in accordance with the expectations of the visitors. Upon arrival, the entrance welcomes the diner with automatic glass doors and brass lattices that give way to the lobby. This copper-zinc alloy is the connecting point between the rooms and the restaurant’s furniture.
For this interior design project in Barcelona, we started from the premise that all furniture should be practical to facilitate the day-to-day life of each service. It was also intended to refresh one of the more secluded wings of the restaurant by giving it a very domestic and close treatment, for example, with the inclusion of a fireplace and a living room-library unit designed by Ferruz Studio, made of ebony and brass plates.
The floors, made of waxed oak flooring with grey tints, give the environment a somewhat rustic and very neutral atmosphere.
One of the elements that has been studied the most is the shape of the tables, opting for the oval type to provide privacy to the diner and give character to the space. The food, every dish that is served, is the star of the show, so we chose refurbished overhead and perimeter lamps that also added warmth to the environment.
Many of the decorative elements inside the restaurant are custom made, including the serving trolleys.