MYT+GLVDK creates industrial-style restaurant in Mexico City

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MYT+GLVDK creates industrial-style restaurant in Mexico City

Órale Milanga by MYT+GLVDK

Mexico City studio MYT+GLVDK has designed a fast-casual restaurant where exposed concrete walls are covered in wavy green metal mesh.

The office led by Andrés Mier y Terán and Regina Galvanduque completed both the architectural and graphic identities for Órale Milanga, located in the city’s upscale Polanco neighbourhood.

Interior of Órale Milanga restaurant in Mexico City
The Órale Milanga restaurant is designed to have a relaxed atmosphere, which is channelled through both its interiors and branding

The restaurant celebrates the “comforting and beloved” dish, the Milanese – which many countries claim to have birthed – in a new concept by Venezuelan chef Jorge Udelman.

“Órale Milanga proposes a fast casual concept that invites you on a journey through Milanese, the main character of a single-item menu that honours different culinary traditions with a variety of ingredients and preparations,” said MYT+GLVDK.

View from mezzanine down to the dining area
Olive green accents are a common theme, found in metal-mesh wall panels and seating upholstery

For the interiors, the multidisciplinary studio overlaid the original exposed concrete walls with panels of wavy, olive-green mesh within metal frames in the same hue.

Mirrors also fill a row of the wall-mounted frames, creating the impression of more space for the narrow footprint.

Tubular-steel stools accompany a pale wood bar counter
Tubular-steel stools accompany the pale wood bar counter

Similar framework forms a tall, open shelving unit on the other side of the restaurant, partially concealing a green staircase that leads up to additional seating on a mezzanine level.

“The presence of the green tones, as well as the wood and ironwork accents, evoke the classic neighbourhood cafes and bars in Milan,” the studio said.

A green metal framework forms an open shelving system that partially conceals a staircase
A green metal framework forms an open shelving system that partially conceals a staircase

Pale wood shelves display Órale Milanga’s branded products that include take-out boxes, mugs, canned goods and glass water bottles.

Diners are encouraged to eat at either formica-topped tables or a pale wood bar counter, both of which keep the atmosphere in the space light and bright.

Modernist-style tubular steel chairs have seats and cylindrical backs wrapped in beige and olive leather, matching the built-in seating.

Warm LED lighting is emitted from glass diffusers, linked in pairs on curved brass rods that attach to the metal frames.

Sign that reads "Milanga" on a backlit panel
The restaurant’s graphic identity features chunky typography, which is applied to signage and branded paraphernalia

The restaurant’s laid-back spirit is reflected in its graphic identity, which features yellow and green tones “that communicate the naturalness and joy of the atmosphere… as well as the ingredients used in the kitchen” according to MYT+GLVDK.

Along with bold colours and chunky typography, the branding also features an illustrated group of characters and expressive lines.

“The branding proposal confirms Órale Milanga as a democratic, open and unpretentious space, where enjoying and sharing are the only premises,” the studio said.

Exterior view of Órale Milanga restaurant in Polanco
Órale Milanga is located in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood

Mier y Terán and Galvanduque founded their studio in the Mexican capital in 2015, offering architecture, industrial design and branding concepts and execution.

The team has previously completed a food court inside a Mexico City shopping mall with elements that take cues from Japanese and Mexican design traditions.

The photography is courtesy of MYT+GLVDK and Órale Milanga.

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