HONG KONG'S NEW TASTE OF SPAIN BY PORCELANOSA25 January 2017
It has not only kept many Chinese traditions, but also incorporated some features of the West that allow this huge city to stick itself the tag of multicultural. This is the perfect environment for The Optimist, the new Spanish restaurant that opened its doors in September and that expects to attract everybody who is seeking for a taste of the best Spanish food in the metropolis.
As expert would agree with, the success of a restaurant not only depends on how flavorsome the food is, but also on many other details that cannot be forgotten, such as the decoration or the service. Porcelanosa has helped the Optimist, located in Hennessy Road, to become a made in Spain symbol, with its unique and exclusive tiles, whose textures and geometrical design are more than renowned all around the world.
The Optimist's designer is Rocio Martinez and she has created a very special environment whose main components are the light and Porcelanosa's geometrical and textured tiles.
In the second floor we can see Wall and floor tiles of Porcelanosa (Antique Silver 59,6x59,6 cm, and Dover Spiga Caliza 31,6x90 cm)
In her own words ¨In The Optimist reality and legend and fused to create a timeless space that is constantly talking about Spain¨. And this is just what this restaurant has accomplished, this is, it is able to remind us of Spanish lifestyle and personality while it makes us enjoy fabulous food.
Rocio Martinez's professional career started in London, where she collaborated with GMW Architects. After spending some time in Madrid cooperating in some projects with Teresa Sapey, Pascual Ortega and Touza Arquitectos, she started as a freelancer and some of the projects she worked on in the first place were Lobby Market and Lola&Co, among others. In 2014 she started her adventure in Asia and her first project (in collaboration with Ortiz Leon Arquitectos) was a Spanish restaurant in Haikou (Hainan, China). She has recently been working with Pirata Group in Hong Kong, and among all the projects they deal with there is The Optimist.