ENIGMA is a collaboration between Neolith®, a Sintered stone brand manufactured by TheSize, and RCR Arquitectes. The restaurant is the vision of Barcelonan chef Albert Adrià, bringing together gastronomy, architecture and technology for a pioneering dining experience.
Chef Adrià wanted to create a destination reflecting his innovative cuisine. He approached RCR Arquitectes, who collaborated with architect Pau Llimona, to draw up the original design in watercolour.
This proved so striking it was decided to bring it directly to life within the restaurant, approaching Neolith to help create the detailed décor.
Significantly, the design throughout the establishment had to deliver an out-of-this-world interior in line with the original brief. RCR drew two A1-size watercolour paintings with the intention of transferring it prolifically throughout the restaurant’s surfaces.
To bring this ambitious concept to reality, the original design had to be expanded, whilst trying not to lose the quality of definition offered by the original drawing. Each pixel equalled to almost 1m² of the final flooring. Neolith used proprietary digital printing decoration technology, Neolith®