Esrawe Studio is a group of Mexican architects and designers, responsible for the distinct and vibrant design of Cielito Querido Cafe, a Latin-American eatery. In collaboration with Ignacio Cadena, the studio have come up with a concept that is bold and bright in its use of colour, typography and graphics. The concept is inspired by Mexican design heritage and Latin graphic design of the late 19th to early 20th century, particularly the product labels of old grocery stores.
The interior design alludes to the rich history of Latin American tradition and distinct visual landscape, while remaining unique and contemporary. The symbolism, pink and blue colour scheme, illustrations and materials speak instantly of a particular time and place that appeals globally as well as locally.
The café’s name was inspired by the song Cielito Lindo, which was written in 1882 by the Mexican composer Quirino Mendoza y Cortéz. The song contains the phrase ‘México lindo y querido’, which translates to ‘cherished and beautiful Mexico’ – a great source of inspiration for the project.
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