Laid-back lifestyle in a trendy restaurant – mixers from Hansgrohe.
A relaxed atmosphere and an urban lifestyle, along with Mediterranean culinary delights and cheerful guests: this innovative concept reflects the current trend. Vapiano is celebrating success all over the world with a European joi de vivre and a menu to match, and is now conquering the land of the Aztecs. The restaurant opened in a much-sought-after residential district in western Mexico City, with a view over the multi-million metropolis. Art and boutiques, embassies and top hotels are all located in this neighbourhood. The laid-back hospitality with which pizza and pasta are freshly prepared at the Vapiano, speedily and to customer requirements, is truly consistent with the precision of the Talis S2 basin mixers, whose design is scaled back in minimalist fashion.
The design concept for the Vapiano, which has branches in some two dozen countries, was developed by Matteo Thun from Milan. Characteristic feature: the large blackboard with the hand-written menu, next to the motto in Italian: “Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano” – Those who have an easy and relaxed approach to life live healthier and longer! The old olive trees in the restaurant are symbols of tranquillity, and also of the architect and designer's affinity to nature. In every Vapiano there are several of these old, gnarled specimens that are used as exclusive decoration among oak tables and lounge area. In Mexico City a luxurious pergola filled with plants in front of the restaurant carries on the green theme of the treetops in the interior. The restaurant has a total of 240 seats.
The Vapiano combines simplicity – the guests book their order on a chip card and pay on leaving – with a customer-oriented approach: you can watch the preparation of food, and the chefs accommodate individual requirements. The contact-free electronic mixer function, which the Vapiano has installed in the washrooms, is also specifically tailored to the needs of the customers. Water in exactly the quantities required, and only when it's needed, with no wastage of this resource – increasingly precious within the conurbation of Mexico City, which has around 25 million inhabitants.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Interior designer: Matteo Thun
Products: Hansgrohe Talis electronic mixers