Kjolle is the first restaurant by chef Pia León. It is part of Central Restaurante’s family of restaurants, directed by León and husband Virgilio Martínez, who together also run Mil Centro in Cuzco, as well as Mater Iniciativa and Mayo in Lima.
It is located in the same building that houses Central Restaurante, in the traditional district of Barranco on the Limean coast. Like all the project’s spaces, Kjolle’s architectural concept emerges from the relationship between landscaping and architecture. Its identity, however, is far from being a mere extension of Central.
Kjolle’s architecture stems from a search for simplicity and fluidity, as this is a restaurant that nourishes off Peruvian biodiversity without adhering to the order of its ecosystems.
The use of soft colors and textures was essential to the project: while minerals are predominant in Central – volcanic rock for the floors, clay and Amazonian wood for its panels – warmth predominates in Kjolle – pine wood for the false ceiling, and the delicate cream tone of its Ayacuchan onyx bar.
Natural elements and unique, artisanally crafted pieces bring warmth to the space, thus a textile piece was created in collaboration with artist Ana Barboza and artisan Elvia Paucar. Moreover, the restaurant is illuminated by natural light that is filtered through a patio coated in volcanic rock and two inner gardens.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
ESTUDIO RAFAEL FREYRE
DESIGN FINISHES TEAM
ARCH SOLANGE JACOBS
DIS YULIANA SANTAMARIA
ARCHITECTONIC DESIGN TEAM
ARCH JUAN JOSE BARBOZA
ARCH ANDRÉS GUZMÁN
ASSISTANCE IN PRODUCTION OF STONE FINISHES
ARCH JAVIER RUBIO
LUIS ALBERTO MUCHA
ANA TERESA BARBOZA
OVERALL MANAGEMENT OF THE PROJECT
ARQ MARÍ RETAMOZO
CIVIL WORK MANUFACTURER
BGS INGENIEROS SAC
ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS
JULIO CÉSAR RAFFO
METAL AND WOOD CARPENTRY
JUAN PABLO MURRUGARA
NICOLÁS DEL CASTILLO
Entrada de restaurante Kjolle en Lima.
Entrada a Kjolle, restaurante de la chef peruana Pía León. Entrance to Kjolle, the restaurant of Peruvian chef Pía León.
El diseño interior de Kjolle incluye una pieza textil elaborada por las artistas Ana Teresa Barboza y Elvia Paucar. Kjolle's interior design includes a textile piece made by artists Ana Teresa Barboza and Elvia Paucar.
Diseño Interior Peruano. Barra de ónix de Ayacucho. Peruvian Interior Design. Bar made of onyx from Ayacucho.
La iluminación de Kjolle proviene del patio revestido de piedra volcánica y dos jardines interiores. the restaurant is illuminated by natural light that is filtered through a patio coated in volcanic rock and two inner gardens.
Mesas de madera amazónica y piedra volcánica. Amazon wooden and volcanic stone tables.