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Designed by David Collins StudioElla Canta is a 4,400-square-foot Mexican restaurant from Chef Martha Ortiz.

The design holds true to the chef’s philosophy of blending tradition and modernity and draws inspiration from the architecture and landscapes of Oaxaca. Strong shapes, soft colors and clean lines celebrate the historic architecture of Ricardo Legorreta, the ceramics of Gustavo Perez and the textures of artist Ernesto Alva.

“The design concept takes elements from Martha’s cuisine, Mexican architecture, materiality, craft, color, texture and art,” says Simon Rawlings, creative director of David Collins Studio. “Our study of the country’s mid-century furniture really shaped a direction that would stay true to Mexico’s flair and also fit its London home.”

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