November 11, 2019


The 12th Porcelanosa Awards Finalists: Mitty, a New York style diner. American comedy on a low heat

This restoration project brings gastronomy, leisure and design together; it banks on industrial interior design as the connecting link.

Through open rooms and areas interconnected with the same aesthetic, the student Paula Rodríguez, from the the ESNE-University School of Design, Innovation and Technology, has reached the final in the category of Looking Forward Design – Students.

A classic diner with comedy as the main course. This is the covering letter or introductory menu of ‘Mitty’, an innovative gastronomic space that goes back to those first NY restaurants from the 40s with a more ground-breaking and cutting-edge culinary language.

This project by the student Paula Rodríguez, from the ESNE-University School of Design, Innovation and Technology, reached the final in the latest edition of the 12th Porcelanosa Awards in the category of Forward-Looking Design – Students.  


New York lights

Through intimate cosy spaces, this establishment goes back to that magic of those American diners, where night became day and vice versa. Open all night, which was how it was advertised on its posters, are now part of that almost instinct American underground cinema. And there, artists, neighbourhood residents, tourists, stockbrokers and those who made solitude a profession, lived together.

Part of that atmosphere is recreated in this restaurant, where open areas which are interconnected play the leading role. That circular connection that all its atmospheres have, has been achieved with the materials from PORCELANOSA Group, whose ceramic floor tiles and wall tiles shape and enhance its corporate image.

Spread out over two levels and six different rooms, ‘Mitty’ has been designed for any type of audience. An idea that becomes a reality once you have entered it, since a welcome table with golden touches has been placed, made of Heritage Onix Etnia from L’Antic Colonial and reinforced with the Madagascar Blanco STON-KER ceramic stone from Venis.

The first place where one can see the performance hall, designed to hold monologues and comic shows. In order to highlight that festive atmosphere, the Ona Blanco white wall tile from Venis has been opted for, with which a type of wall has been built which separates the restaurant area from the rest.


In the main dining room, the Gravity Aluminium Wave Metal mosaic from L’Antic Colonial has been installed, which in turn contrasts with the bar counter, made with the Sochi Blanco Pulido porcelain from Porcelanosa. The shine and texture of these pieces imitate the Ónix blanco, whose brightness is enhanced with the Glaze Micro Brick Black mosaic, the main wall tile in the bathrooms.

Although most of the areas are open, the kitchen is one of the few closed rooms throughout this space. For this place the Wald 1L Custom Duppel natural wood from L’Antic Colonial has been opted for, which in a way matches the tone used in the reception.

Humour is the best diet.


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