There’s a secret sunset in this bao bar in Valencia

Valencian restaurant Baovan brings that end-of-day glow indoors, with a light installation that mimics the experience of watching the sunset from the beach.

Clap Studio designed the space – located on Carrer del Pintor Salvador Abril – using deep blues and sandy pinks to evoke trips to the seaside. The effect is accentuated by curved fabric ceiling strips, which look like crests of waves.

Although the restaurant – which serves bao buns stuffed with shrimp, pulled pork and duck – is windowless, a strategically placed lighting installation wards off the gloom. The half-moon shaped piece is designed to cycle through the many colors of the sunset, mimicking the natural rhythm of the sun. Its shape is taken up by chairs and cushions also in the shape of a crescent.

Photography: Daniel Rueda

For a more “underwater” experience, diners can head to the tropical green section of the restaurant, which is suspended with long ropes resembling fronds of seaweed.

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Carrer del Pintor Salvador Abril, 22, 46005 Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Photography: Daniel Rueda

Photography: Daniel Rueda

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