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Poncelet Cheese Bar

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Travelers who take their design as seriously as their food may well have a new stop to make when they swing through Spain: the new Poncelet Cheese Bar in Madrid. The multidisciplinary firm Gabriel Corchero Studio is responsible for the design, from the website to the chairs at the tables. A few highlights include the living green wall, a pair of Corian bars, and of course a custom cheese case. Check out the slideshow, marvel at the interior, and dream of manchego.

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  Two of my favorite elements of this very groovy interior are the faceted cheese case and a large, kaleidoscopic painting. The Corian bar has a nice organic swoop about it as well.
    Two of my favorite elements of this very groovy interior are the faceted cheese case and a large, kaleidoscopic painting. The Corian bar has a nice organic swoop about it as well.
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  The communal table trend is still surging, and here is Poncelet's entry. I'm all for chatting up my neighbor, and better yet when it's done from a Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner.
    The communal table trend is still surging, and here is Poncelet's entry. I'm all for chatting up my neighbor, and better yet when it's done from a Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner.
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  Upstairs is a kind of reading room that houses all manner of cheese and food tomes as well as lectures and discussions. I love the task lights affixed to the wall.
    Upstairs is a kind of reading room that houses all manner of cheese and food tomes as well as lectures and discussions. I love the task lights affixed to the wall.
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  A clever bit of decor, and one that offers a bit of teashop charm, is this wall of plates. The plates are emblazoned with silly animals in formal dress who look more like they should be consuming fancy cheese than producing it.
    A clever bit of decor, and one that offers a bit of teashop charm, is this wall of plates. The plates are emblazoned with silly animals in formal dress who look more like they should be consuming fancy cheese than producing it.
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  Here's a view from inside the cheese case looking out into the space. Nothing like a cheese-eye view of the world.
    Here's a view from inside the cheese case looking out into the space. Nothing like a cheese-eye view of the world.
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  Measuring in at over 300 square feet, the living wall is not just a stellar design move, it softens some of the slickness of the decor.
    Measuring in at over 300 square feet, the living wall is not just a stellar design move, it softens some of the slickness of the decor.
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  The more public part of the first floor has a kind of gastro-bar feel. In another part of the first floor, smaller tables make for an intimate meal.
    The more public part of the first floor has a kind of gastro-bar feel. In another part of the first floor, smaller tables make for an intimate meal.
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  This bar, made of Corian with chairs made of chestnut by Gabriel Corchero Studio, is near the front entrance. It's a bit tough to see in this photo, but the facade has a series of vertical cedar slats.
    This bar, made of Corian with chairs made of chestnut by Gabriel Corchero Studio, is near the front entrance. It's a bit tough to see in this photo, but the facade has a series of vertical cedar slats.
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  I quite like that Corchero has paid as much attention to the bar's stationery as the interior.
    I quite like that Corchero has paid as much attention to the bar's stationery as the interior.
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  Here's a bit of packaging design that reinforces the complete design experience that Poncelet works to create.
    Here's a bit of packaging design that reinforces the complete design experience that Poncelet works to create.
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  A handful of objects that no self-respecting cheese shop could do without.
    A handful of objects that no self-respecting cheese shop could do without.
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  Charming menus. If you'd like to pop into Poncelet the next time you're in the Madrid area, find them at Calle Jose Abascal 61 or online at ponceletcheesebar.es. Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    Charming menus. If you'd like to pop into Poncelet the next time you're in the Madrid area, find them at Calle Jose Abascal 61 or online at ponceletcheesebar.es.

    Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

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