Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

 

Here we go again with another steaming hawt interior from Spain. I mean, what is it with the Spanish and all this design porn? They seriously have it going on over there. It must be something to do with all the great food they are eating, their generosity of spirit, their climate and the ever-important presence of most excellent old buildings of course. España, I am your No 1 fan! You rock my world pretty damn hard. And perhaps after you read a bit more about this special little place, you might feel the same way as I do (in case you don’t already).

 

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

 

Located in Palma de Mallorca on Balearic Islands, Patrón Lunares is a new take of a traditional canteen. Previously known as Montepio del Arrabal, the canteen represents a significant place in the memory of the fishermen’s neighbourhood of Santa Catalina.

Patrón Lunares is named after a legendary local fisherman who has gone down in history for being one of the best captains of his time, known for promoting knowledge sharing, social awareness, cooperation and friendships between neighbours.

 

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

 

There are eight large portraits that dominate the new interior, representing the important bond between the past and the present. They symbolise the persistence of old values, the commitment to a particular view of the world, and a way of understanding life. The spirit of the original interior has been preserved by respecting original elements – tiled bar counter, wooden beams, iron columns, joinery and the spectacular check-board tile flooring were all left untouched.

 

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

 

The traditional Mallorcan craft holds a special place in the Patrón Lunares.The continuous bench seat is covered with the popular local “llengos” fabric. Original crockery pieces have been used, many of which were made by hand over 200 years ago. Antiques and collectible objects related to the sea, donated by retired fishermen or their descendants, are displayed on the large timber structure. Navy blue, red, green and white add splashes of vibrant colour to the interior.

A private room is the canteen’s best kept secret – a former office of the president of the fishing association, this room has views of the kitchen and it occupies a corner full of memories and marine symbols that holds the soul of Patrón Lunares.

 

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

Patrón Lunares Cantina in Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Yellowtrace.

 

Muchos wonderful, isn’t it? If only those walls could talk… In case you’re a bit of a visual junky like moi, feel free to browse the blow gallery for more images in a larger format. Let’s face it – no matter what those bastards tell you, when it comes to images – SIZE DOES MATTER!


 

Patrón Lunares
Calle Fabrica 30, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 


[Images courtesy of Patrón Lunares.]

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

6 Responses

  1. Architects in Norfolk

    I think I must have visited the wrong places in Spain or just not looked hard enough, Benidorm being at the top of my list of places not to return too. Alicante is quaint, and in contrast to this, Valencia is huge, however I was never lucky enough to find a good little spot to stop and eat, such as these that the admin is featuring. I do have a passion for Spain and would love to develop that further. These posts give a great insight as to what is exactly available if you can find it! Thank you for the inspiration and motivation.

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  2. pippi

    Wuaw thanks for talking like that about my country !
    I live also in Mallorca, quite close to that place and it is very charmy
    and alive

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