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Soak Up the Terracotta Vibe of This Valencian Cafe

Restaurant Porn is a column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce BC diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from.

(via) Designed by Horma Studio, the narrow, 100 foot-long Be Green Salad Company restaurant space in the Spanish city of Valencia is all about its simple, bare bones terracotta hues and zigzag of stepped seats, micro-cement banquette and table plinths. It’s reminiscent of something we might see on Tatooine during the fictional desert planet’s high design period (if it ever had one). Take a look…

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