Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

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Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

This Barcelona cafe looks more like a warehouse, with everything from sofas to fridges housed within tall shelving units.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

The Fastvinic cafe, by interior designer Alfons Tost, also accommodates a bar, televisions, storage boxes and potted plants on its full-height shelves.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

A glazed wall encloses the cafe kitchen so that customers can see their sandwiches being prepared.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

Bathrooms are located in the basement and feature washbasins shaped like shopping baskets.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

Other interesting Barcelona eateries include a cafe with a bar under the stairs and a cocktail bar made of doors with a door made of cupboards.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

Photography is by Eugeni Pons.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

Here's some more information from Tost:


Fastvinic was born as a environmental and sustainable project, as well as getting a functional and defuse space where the client could flow around the space enjoying the self-service concept.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

The space has two levels, the ground floor with kitchen and dinning-room and the underground with bathrooms and service office.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

On the ground floor we find a perimetral element, a “mecano shelves” resoling the requirements of each space; sits on the dinning-room, bar on the corridor, support for the wine and recycling machines and the higher part of the shelves that are supporting the plants referring the compromise with the nature and helping the regeneration of the oxygen.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

All the elements are designed to be recycled and dismantled.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

The kitchen, located on the entrance it´s been designed as a domestic space because of the colors and the materials, and has the intention to work like a window-shopping where the client before choose the menu could enjoy watching the domestic process of the kitchen.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

On the underground, we find two big elements covered with pine wood making the service areas.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

We find the sustainability in all the levels; on the materials, eco, woods FSC (from under control forest), adhesive free of volatile carcinogenic... we recover all the grey water of the energetic waste.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

All the lighting of the space is with Leeds, electrical appliance... even the final product that we serve to the client. The packaging is also 100% compostable.

The graphic design of Dani Buch and Judit Prat are “human-ingredients” with Catalan attitudes (showing him selves as a “sardanes” and “castellers”), claiming the Km 0 concept: proximity of the product.

Interior Designer: Alfons Tost Interiorisme (Alfons Tost)

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

Contributors: Montse Hernando, Isabel Figueras, Mariona Espinet i Cristina Cirera.

Fastvinic by Alfons Tost

  • http://www.LacquerandLinen.com Sarah Caron

    While I certainly admire all of the eco-friendly integrations in this cafe, I think the tall shelving units would be extremely off putting while eating in a narrow aisle. I do like the open kitchen concept and the blue-green paint color. I enjoyed the plan views and elevations, thanks for including!

  • Anna

    Really good use of space, but cushions placed on their points are really annoying!

  • http://twitter.com/WalnutGrey @WalnutGrey

    What a cool space. The wood & green work well together. Looks like a Barcelona must-see.

  • http://www.eljardindehierro.es El Jardin de Hierro

    me parece agobiante para comer estos pasillos

  • Sheldon maycock

    Has a library interior feel.

  • Carolyn

    I think this is simple and to the point. I really love the spirit of this place..
    I'm not sure why there are empty boxes on the shelves (maybe awaiting products to fill them…

    (sorry if this is my second post – don't know if it worked the first time)