The MYT+GLVDK studio (Andrés Mier y Terán and Regina Galvanduque) was commissioned by an Israeli chef couple to revitalize the architecture, design, identity, and merchandising of their Mexican restaurant. Located in the Polanco district of Mexico, this restaurant called Siembra provides Mexican specialties that are famous all over the world. So, the concept of this restaurant will race against the typical Mexican architectural and interior style.
The Siembra concept is inspired by the typical 20th-century design style as well as agricultural history motifs found in pre-Hispanic sculptures, gods, and allegorical works.
(Identity of Siembra can be seen in its interior design)
The inspiration is then poured through the interior of Siembra which offers the atmosphere of an ancient traditional peasant village. Studio MYT+GLVDK exposes the interior walls of Siembra to visually give a visual of the simplicity of a village. Additionally, there are additions of typical Mexican elements and decorations of natural materials commonly found in agriculture such as corn fruits distributed on several sides of the restaurant.
(Typical Mexican style adorns the interior of Siembra)
(Corn and corn kernels become the decoration of the space)
To maximize comfort for guests, the MYT+GLVDK studio regulates the circulation of the restaurant by separating the open kitchen area from the dining area. To the left of the entrance, an open kitchen is placed with a simple counter display but balanced by a modern showcase.
(The first-time visitors will see a semicircular bar counter)
(The open kitchen is to the left of the entrance)
The circulation arrangement continues in the guest's dining area by placing its space to the right of the entrance. The atmosphere of eating at the farmhouse is strongly felt through the concept of a simple space that can accommodate about 40 guests and wooden tables and chairs.
(Guest dining area)
In the same area, a semicircular bar counter was added as a 'hub' of activity that supports this area which is equipped with several multi-functional décor elements such as a three-tier circular chandelier that also serves as a drink bottle rack.
To accommodate guests who want to take it away, the MYT+GLVDK studio provides counter access in the restaurant's front area with a black menu board.
(Semicircular bar counter with multi-functional décor elements)
(The food menu is written on the blackboard for the takeaway area)
Thus, the MYT+GLVDK studio managed to design Siembra with a typical rural atmosphere that refers to the typical Concept of Mexico and the history of 20th-century agriculture through its simple and as-is interior.
(The interior of Siembra reflects the simplicity of the agricultural village)