--- AIzquierda, planta del restaurante. Arriba, el local visto des-de
--- ALeft, the restaurant floor. Above, the place seen from the
la pista de esquí de Grandvalira.
ski slope of Grandvalira.
FICHA TÉCNICA/DATA SHEET
Restaurante/Restaurant Wine&Meat by Jean Leon. Soldeu.
Andorra. España. Spain.
Proyecto de interiorismo/ Interior design project: Rosa Colet
Arquitecto/ Achitect: Jean Pi Cerda.
Fotografías/ Photographs: Pablo Aerofilm Andorra.
Empresas proveedoras de Interiorismo y Amueblamiento:/
Companies supplying the interior design and furnishing:
Sillas/ Chairs: Ondarreta.
Butacas y Sofá/ Armchairs and Sofa: Casual.
Iluminación/ Lighting: Estiluz, Vibia, Marset.
Mesa redonda/ Round table: Estable.
Pies de mesa/ Table feet: Resol.
Bancos y aparador/ Benches and sideboard: Kave Home.
Estores/ Blinds: Vislumbra.
Pavimento/ Flooring: Interface.
above all comfortable and versatile, elegant and sober in its details, and
which introduces elements typical of the Andorran landscapes and tra-dition.
This is the case of the front of the bar, made of slate, a reference
to the roofs of the houses in Andorra; or the tables that combine wood
with stainless steel sheet, as if it was a tablecloth. “I didn’t want to forget
that the location of the building and the environment, in the middle of a
snowy mountain, forms part of its magic”.
The lighting of the room is warm and enveloping, based on Estiluz and
vibia led lamps, delicate and light, that have been suspended at medium
height. In terms of the furniture the Don Ondarreta chairs, industrial
looking, alternating grey and red, are the highlights.
And to help introduce the exterior into the interiors, the place has
360-degree views of the entire valley. There is a reservation for celebra-ting
private meetings with access to a terrace. This loft is hidden by a
glazed ceiling in aged glass mirror in the form of a grid. “It is a very low
area between two double height spaces that manages to expand, illumi-nate
and centre the assembly at the mouth of the bar and shelves with
the centre of the place,” explains Rosa Colet. “This is an element that I
am especially proud of because it is not visible to the naked eye, but has
great importance for the entire set”.
restaurant, Villa Capri, where he became friends with the actors of the
time, such as James Dean or Natalie Wood. A born entrepreneur, he ope-ned
his own restaurant, La Scala, in 1955 in whose underground cellar
he housed the first Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Spain. And if that
weren’t enough, his wine was chosen for the investiture gala by Ronald
Reagan in 1980. What more could you ask for?
Interior design inspired by La Scala
Inspired by its history and its wine, Rosa Colet created an interior de-sign
project that fitted the essence of the character. “The sobriety of
black represents the wine, which surrounds everything: walls, railings
and stairs; with a marked vertical line created by a sheet metal, just like
the subtle line of the label of the bottles”. Red is the other predominant
colour, selected as an element of strength, temperament and fun. “The
red velvet Chesterfield is a clear nod to the La Scala restaurant founded
by Jean Leon.”
Adapting the interiors to the environment
However, how do these airs from 50’s Italian restaurant fit together? in
the middle of a ski slope? The interior designer has created a space that is