Restaurant Cloaked in 250,000 LED Lights Offers an Out-of-This-World Dining Experience

The Interstellar restaurant in Mexico City invites you to dine under the stars while still being indoors. Inspired by the vast unknowns of the universe and the Christopher Nolan film of the same name, the locale boasts an awe-inspiring decor with 250,000 LED lights scattered atop the undulating ceiling and along the walls.

The delicate illumination is set against a black backdrop that spans from the ceiling to the floor.  The stark contrast creates an immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re in a twinkling wonderland. This effect is amplified by the seating, with tables that are mirrored and reflect the starry canopy to create the illusion that the field of stars is never-ending.

The design of the establishment was developed by three firms: Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados, Concepto Taller de Arquitectura, and Pin Studio. In addition to all of the lights, they continued the otherworldly theme at the entrance of Interstellar. A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf has texts that are suspended in mid-air as if they too were floating in space.

Interstellar was designed as part of Millesime Mexico 2019, an annual gastronomic festival that was first launched in 2007.

The Interstellar restaurant design in Mexico City makes it feel like you're dining under the stars.

There are 250,000 LED lights that line the undulating ceiling and walls.

My Modern Met granted permission to feature images by Jaime Navarro. 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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