Kjolle

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

TECHNICAL TEAM

WOOD SPECIALIST

LUIS ALBERTO MUCHA

STONE SPECIALIST

ROBERTO ROMÁN

CLAY SPECIALIST

ERICK MALASQUEZ

WEAVE ARTISAN

ELVIA PAUCAR

TEXTILE ARTIST

ANA TERESA BARBOZA

LANDSCAPING ASSISTANCE

ALVARO ESPEJO

OVERALL MANAGEMENT OF THE PROJECT

ARQ MARÍ RETAMOZO

LIGHTING

HIGHLIGHT

CIVIL WORK MANUFACTURER

BGS INGENIEROS SAC

BUILD

JORGE ROMERO

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS

JULIO CÉSAR RAFFO

SANITATION FACILITIES

JOSÉ UBALDO

METAL AND WOOD CARPENTRY

MATRANSA

SOUND

LIMA SOUND

PHOTOGRAPHY

JUAN PABLO MURRUGARA

EDUARDO HIROSE

MUSUK NOLTE

GUSTAVO VIVANCO

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Entrada de restaurante Kjolle en Lima.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mesas de madera amazónica y piedra volcánica. Amazon wooden and volcanic stone tables.