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El Moro / Cadena Concept Design

El Moro / Cadena Concept Design

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully + 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 76.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs Photographs: Moritz Bernoully
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: La Metropolitana
  • Concept and Brand experience

    Cadena + Asociados Concept Design®
  • Art Director

    Ignacio Cadena
  • Achitecture

    Ignacio Cadena, Alejandro Peña, Constantina de la Garza, Alfredo González
  • Interior Design

    Ignacio Cadena, Alejandro Peña
  • Furniture

    La Metropolitana, Los Patrones (mecedoras)
  • Graphic Languages

    Jay Castruita, Luis Medellín
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© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

Text description provided by the architects. El MORO® has been one of the most popular images of daily life in Mexico City since 1935, enthralling different audiences due to its unrepeatable authenticity and rich flavor which offers the best hot chocolate and churros in the country's capital.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

Understanding their family values and history in order to merge and input them into a new strategic vision, was the guiding principle in this project. Classic wall tiles became the main source of inspiration, along with stained glass windows and products that have set El MORO® apart and delighted its customers for generations. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The new graphic system takes into account the figurative relation between such elements and proposes a simplification in form, taking them to their minimalist expression to retain its essence but with a fresher and dynamic form.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

This new take on graphism translates into endless compositional possibilities that apply significantly to the brand’s identity, communication, architecture and interiorism.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

The chromatic palette, born from the unmistakeable mosaics that gave the brand its personality, are contrasted with a white hue inspired by sugar.

Section 2
Section 2

Language and furniture align forming a unique expression, reminiscent of the Golden Age in Mexico when an Art Deco style dominated the city’s poster ads, movies, fonts and architecture providing sufficient graphic elements, symbols and even communication through different artistic means.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

Thus, creating a new integrated concept that emotionally connects people today with the collective subconscious in a new brand experience, which projects the true DNA of El MORO®.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

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Project location

Address: Río Lerma, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "El Moro / Cadena Concept Design" 14 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782065/el-moro-cadena-plus-asociados/> ISSN 0719-8884
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