FICHA TÉCNICA/DATA SHEET
Txalupa Gastroleku, Donostia/San
Sebastián, 2019. España. Spain
Diseño Interior/ Interior design:
El Equipo Creativo: Oliver Franz
Schmidt + Natali Canas del Pozo +
Lucas Echeveste Lacy.
Carpintería/ Carpentry: Atari.
Herrería/ Ironwork: Malminox.
Sillas y taburetes/ Chairs and
Mesa y Sillas TX Club/ TX Club
Table and Chairs: Diseño de El
Proyecto de iluminación/ Lighting
Elementos cerámicos/ Ceramic
elements: Ferres Cerámica y Fábrica
de Rajola de Tous.
--- AImagen superior e imagen inferior derecha: Planta baja, con revestimiento y pavimento emulando el mar, redes y maromas,
y la barra dando forma a la txalupa que lo surca. Imagen abajo izquierda: Planta inferior, detalle del mobiliario.
--- AAbove picture and lower right image: Ground floor, with the wall coating and flooring emulating the sea, nets and ropes and the
bar shaping the txalupa that crosses it. Below left image: Lower floor, detail of the furniture.
It has just received the 2020 “Restaurant & Bar Design” Award in the international category that judges the pub with the best interior
design. This is Txalupa Gastroleku, Donostia, whose creative team has once again won, for the third time, the coveted award.
By Ana Valdés
Txalupa is the Basque name for versatile and robust fishing vessels. And
it was the old name of the pinchos bar that El Equipo Creativo (creative
team) transformed into today’s Txalupa. It is located on a street in the
old town of San Sebastian, which connects the port and the market
of the old fish market in the city, in a neighbourhood with a maritime
tradition. And this is the fishing essence that reflects the interior design
of the premises.
On the ground floor, the blue-green colour of the San Sebastian port
envelopes the location, both with the continuous flooring and the
ceramic wall tiles, handmade and designed for the premises. Above it,
the bar, with the form, tone and material of a txalupa, like an old boat
resting on the water. Alongside them, there is a new piece with an
unusual furniture piece: a high table that recreates a boat frame with
its support in the shipyard. And ropes, which create spaces providing
privacy, add a counterpoint of colour and recall nets and ropes.
But Txalupa has a surprise: “There are two bars in one place. Colour
helps us to differentiate them and give them personality. A staircase
tinted with red light invites us to discover them”.
There is access to the lower floor, where, as in a ship’s hold, TX Club
has designed a private room, with a sophisticated and nocturnal atmosphere.
Wood is the undoubted protagonist. Its warm tone contrasts
with the blue of the flooring, as a new reference point for the
seabed. The bench seats and the selected furniture are undoubtedly
reminiscent of pleasure boats.
Donostia, its port, its sea and its gastronomic tradition in a new place
where, once again, Spanish interior design is shaping the world.