|location||Bogdana Khmelnytskogo st., 17/52, Kyiv|
|client||A conservative owner of a business class chain restaurant|
|objective||To rebrand a restaurant|
THE STORY AND THE SOLUTION
A few years ago, facade of Leonard business center displayed a signboard of Mediterranean fish restaurant “Noster” with a classic interior. Segey Makhno faced an uneasy task to create something new, unique and modern from existing.
As a new element appeared a coarse concrete construction that hypothetically divided the elongated space into smaller zones. In the center materialized a dinning zone with long tables for business lunches . Lounge area with comfortable chairs and a bar area experienced probably the least transformations.
Designer developed atypical partitions in the form of trees, walls were decorated with ink stains paintings, and the ceiling was filled with Jar lights by Sergey Makhno from the light series “Jar Lamp” and not less bolder lights made out of metal basins. Thus, interior gained a unique charm, organization and most importantly, light because initial sources of light were only two small windows hidden by heavy curtains.
Radiant accents in the interior were colorful glass screens with LED lights, which dynamically reacted to music during the night parties. Colorful chairs, sofas, pillows fitted in with the overall interior. Due to them, monochromatic interior turned into interactive, interesting and even sensual space.
After the renovation and new organization , INK became a venue offering a wide set of services. Apart from serving food, it now can hold events such as fashion shows and discotheques.
From former interior, Sergey had left wooden veneer panels and walls in their original way, just highlighting simplicity and minimalism with a concrete-like coating.
- REALIZATION 2012
Seafood gustopub INK is a fusion of East and West, classics and modernity, simplicity and sophistication. It is visited by sea food enthusiasts to taste delicious meals and to appreciate aesthetic qualities of the surrounding.