The brief was one single line; 'it should feel like you are in a Mexican granny's backyard' this was enough to create the aesthetic we were after.
Cavita had to look under-designed, welcoming, and lived-in while feeling unique and sophisticated due to its Central London location. The search for suitable materials and suppliers was extensive; they had to be as sustainable as possible, with products that highlight the beauty of natural materials. Over 30 different items have been sourced from vintage or bespoke suppliers including hand carved sinks, bricks from India and KA Iluminacion, a small producer in Oaxaca, who we commissioned to create Cavita's lamps. The 8 different lamp designs represent some of the chef's meaningful things, for instance, the heart tattoo on her arm, cocoa fruit, and the agave plant.
Another focal point in the restaurant is the beautiful Altar de los Muertos placed over the reclaimed composite stone fireplace. Not to be missed are the secret lower GF Mezcaleria vaults, 'Mayahuel bar'. The main challenge and joy were creating two opposite atmospheres within the same property, Cavita is the femininity and warmth, Mayahuel is masculine and fun.
Bio COR – meaning colour in Portuguese – is a boutique end-to-end interior design studio run by Brazilian designer Camila O. Rodrigues, whose mission is to design timeless, sophisticated, and inspiring spaces.
COR London specialises in high-end residential and commercial property projects throughout the UK and abroad for both private clients and developers.
COR London’s approach is more than just aiming for beauty; it is about telling stories and creating experiences. Their designs are tailored around the client's needs, individualities, and above all, the feelings they want to reflect.