Renovation project for Vivit-pizza restaurant, Izmailovo
Total area – 120м²
When we worked on this project, we reflected about the identity and Russian style. We discussed if it was possible to be inspired by local traditions and associations without taking it to extremes such as kokoshniks, tented roofs and wood carving, albeit reinterpreted. As a result, it was decided to use the “Russian” tradition as a source of inspiration, but to try not to focus on this layer, to make it almost invisible for a viewer, not to turn the interior into a modern historical interpretation, and we seemed to succeed.
Thus, the floor pattern is inspired by woven runners, the reception desk recalls plastered Russian stove with copper details, the furniture uses bench typology, you can find bas-relief patterns with meadow grasses on the walls, and Bilibinesque fairy tales motives appear in the bathroom. These and many other associations we had with native and identity-involved let us create an interior based on inner feelings and fantasies of our team rather than inspired by other well-executed restaurants. In the end, it turned out to be very warm and cosy – just as it was meant to be.
Photos – Alexey Naroditsky