Communal and Otra Arquitectura Introduce Salón Sociedad

Will Speros • June 19, 2017

Photography by José Pablo Villarreal

Rustic bar Salón Sociedad has opened in Monterrey, Mexico. Locally based Otra Arquitectura collaborated with Mexican design practice Communal to transform the industrial space, which once served as the home of the Society Cuauhtémoc and Famosa institution founded by FEMSA and Cervecería Cuauhtémoc.

Salón Sociedad comprises two main halls, partitioned by scissor doors. Spread across 3,660 square feet, the venue is clad with natural oak and locally sourced black marble in homage to the industrial roots of Monterrey. The space is appointed with Malinche chairs, which were first designed in Monterrey by Muebles Malinche, and long-chained tables to inspire a sense of community. Large windows flood the interior with natural light, injecting life into the textures and materials and the iconic motifs of the original design.