© Estudio DIIR / Photography: David Zarzoso

Clothing brand Neutrale was founded by in 2014 by Nacho Aragón, then a fresh graduate of business administration and management, and lifelong best friends Jaime Gil and Rodrigo Fernández. All three are aficionados of timeless products and design, and with this venture they set out to establish a fashion and lifestyle brand based on slow living, locally produced goods, all sustainably crafted, and last but not least, inspired by the Mediterranean. Taking their operations to a new level, the young Spanish entrepreneurs have recently inaugurated Casa Neutrale, a branded café in the buzzing Chueca district of home base Madrid. The Neutrale founders secured a 65 sqm. (670 sq.ft.) unit on the ground floor of a late 1990s residential building and tapped local architecture practice Studio DIIR to create a fitting interior design. Honouring the brand’s name and identity, the café is understated, but most of all, features a neutral palette captured by concrete flooring, ceramic tiles used to create an elongated bench, a large planter, and cover the window sill and the service counter, while the latter is paired with a granite top and metal doors, similar to the toilet door. One side over bench sees shelving, while the other side is covered in mirrors which optically enlarge the space. For this project, sustainable mortar has been used. Casa Neutrale‘s menu lists hot and cold coffee concoctions, teas, smoothies and wines, all paired with toast with various toppings, sandwiches, salads and pastries.

Casa Neutrale
Calle de Regueros 13 (Chueca)
28004 Madrid
Mon-Thu 8am-8pm
Fri 8.30am-9pm
Sat 9.30am-9pm
Sun 9.30am-8pm

© Estudio DIIR / Photography: David Zarzoso