CARAMELLO

LOCATION

MALMÖ, SWEDEN

YEAR

2006

PROGRAM

RESTAURANT

STATUS

COMPLETED

SIZE

600 m2

PHOTO

AGAB

An idea of fiction in interior design. In doing so, we explored the contrast between the concrete and the abstract, the figurative and the formal, and the real and the fictional.

Caramello is an urban-type environment analogous to that of the city of Istanbul. It was to be an urban environment with contrasting structures and with discontinuities of space on which very differing scales could be imposed - urban, interior or taken up with details.

The main glass façade exposes the interior, blurring the borders between fiction and reality, calling forth associations with Alice in Wonderland and the Magic Kingdom. This picture of things is the genuine façade of Caramello. This emphasised by three gigantic lamps projecting large magenta-coloured images at the brass-covered wall of the double-level foyer. The lamps seem to be floating in an interior space corresponding to the square external to it.

Experiencing Caramello is to reproduce fiction, presenting places that are other places instead. Although we recognise them, they never actually existed, and only some of the elements there correspond to things we are genuinely familiar with. It is a place of fiction.

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