Juli Capella redesigns the Jaleo Restaurant of chef José Andrés in Washington DC
James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés, with founding partners Rob Wilder and Roberto Alvarez, are pleased to announce the new look of Jaleo DC in Washington, a Penn Quarter landmark for nearly 20 years, and one of DC’s most celebrated restaurants. Jaleo DC reveals a modern, daring redesign along with several new features in the restaurant, and on the menu. New Jaleo reopened last March.
Jaleo is a Spanish word meaning revelry, fun, and bustle. Jaleo DC’s striking redesign blends this festive spirit with the unique personality and style of chef José Andrés. Led by the exciting vision of Andrés’ friend, Spanish designer and architect Juli Capella, Jaleo’s new look is “a relaxed environment of bold colors, with a hint of madness and irony, and a touch of Mediterranean surrealism,” explains Capella. Jaleo DC features sleek furnishings and artwork created in Spain by some of the country’s best contemporary designers.
“I love that this Jaleo truly celebrates Spain, not only on the table, but also all around you,” says Andrés. “From the lamps above, to the chairs you sit on, to the tiles on the floor, we have brought unique pieces from Spain, and from Spanish artists.”
We can find two unique football tables, designed by RS Barcelona with Andrés, stunning art installations by Daniel Canogar and Mikel Urmeneta (founder of Kukuxumusu), panels and chairs by Sancal or the Agatha suspension lamp by Lzf Lamps, among other pieces of Spanish companies.