The project by Madrid-based firm Cuarto Interior won the 6th VIP Lounge Design Contest for ARCOmadrid 2018, an invite-only competition organised by the Fair and AD magazine.
The invited guests—Cuarto Interior, Studio Madrid in Love and Paloma Cañizares—submitted extremely high-level, professional projects. In the end, the decision of the jury, made up of Íñigo Navarro, from the Leandro Navarro gallery; Belén Domecq, interior designer; Ignacio Vicens, architect; Sandra Segimón, from the Sushita restaurant chain; Enric Pastor, director of AD magazine; Sofía Alonso, IFEMA architect, and Carlos Urroz, director of ARCO, was announced after an exhaustive analysis of each proposal.
Cuarto Interior’s winning project, inspired by polar lights and aurorae, is divided into three spaces – an entrance area, lounge bar and restaurant – where the lighting and designer furniture take centre stage. The ceiling, based on the idea of creating a sky in the middle of the space, is made of 17 slats lit up with a dynamic LED to evoke the northern lights. The production will be supported by TAO Iluminación, which will provide the lighting product, and SANCAL, which will contribute the furniture.