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This brick and beam space, formerly home to textiles for the last century, provided a unique opportunity to combine contemporary touches while also paying homage to Latin roots, cuisine and culture,” says Ian Rydberg, principal designer and founder of Solid Design & Build.
Dailo on Toronto Star
La Carnita Central on Toronto Life
Richmond collaborated with Solid Design on the interior: the two-storey, 105-seat taqueria includes little neon details throughout (we love the red glowing eyes affixed to the screen printed, ceiling-dwelling skeleton), and Rcade painted the Mexican-themed murals, which were weathered to look age-appropriate next to the original bare brick walls.
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Now, the 30-seat saloon by Solid Build & Design incorporates raw brick, arched doorways and terracotta accents for a rustic kind of vibe. An enviable collection of cacti and succulents, along with a collage of Mexploitation images, add pops of colour throughout the room.
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Ian Rydberg of Solid Design & Build gave the restaurant a cool and sophisticated feel with plush leather seating, charming light fixtures and pink and gold floral murals that make for a truly photogenic space.
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This Greek joint is more palatable for a number of reasons, beginning with the contemporary decor designed by Ian Rydberg of SOLID Design & Build, whose recent works also include La Carnita, Home of the Brave and Valdez.
Valdez on Designlines
Valdez on Toronto Life
The corridor space is designed by Ian Rydberg, the guy behind La Carnita’s graffitied aesthetic. Chairs and elm-topped tables painted in flashy reds, yellows and blues warm up concrete floors and grey steel fixtures.