This is the moment when history becomes a legend … TAKAVA Bar 2.0 is the development of the concept of the already famous TAKAVA Coffee-Buffet, located in the center of Kyiv. The surprising new institution has a larger area and even a more central location (Basarabsky market). TAKAVA 2.0 is a cafe-bar and a trendy metro lounge – two in one!
The history of the TAKAVA brand began with the owners’ desire to create a café where residents and tourists could try different coffee drinks as in the Crimean Tatarian tradition, but at the same time, they wanted the place to be modern and bright. At this point they asked help from the famous Ukrainian designers, the Brothers Yudin.
The garments of the YUDIN Design studio quickly found a name – TAKAVA 2.0. From here, they developed different types of logos in which the letter A is reproduced as a traditional pot for preparing coffee. The cezve, the traditional Turkish coffee maker, also formed the basis of other designers’ decisions regarding the interiors: rough and “toasted” textures, caramel nuances and notes of bitter but velvety coffee. A designer lamp in copper and glass is a direct reference to the shape of the cezve.
The new bar surprises with its harmonious architectural organization and a mix of styles: industrial in modern design; loft in open ventilation paths, the raw concrete ceiling decorated with micro-cement walls; minimalist in furnishing. Modern tubular LED lamps illuminate partitions and supports with total and partial light, producing the effect of the color that flows into the institution.
This creates a typical “bar” atmosphere, just as something reminds of the consistency of coffee drinks. The tubular partitions make this place delicate and divide it into different areas. You can sit at the bar, at one of the long tables or in a more secluded area, without feeling closed in any of the rooms.
Another advantage: the designers have provided several points for charging smartphones and other devices. Despite the fact that all the furniture for the projects of the YUDIN Design studio is usually made in their YUDIN Product laboratory, to fully realize all the needs of the customers, the designers love to diversify their work with elements of different origins: thus, the high stools from the bar were ordered by Yudin brothers in another famous design office under the name of ODESD2.
In TAKAVA 2.0 the lamps consist of the already famous Copper Cezve from the first Coffee-Buffet with a novelty invented specifically for this bar: Chemex glass suspension, transformed into a lamp by the designers of YUDIN Design together with the PikArt Lights workshop.
A large window adorns one of the corners of the structure. The general arrangement of the lighting presupposes a diffused soft light, so the Yudin Brothers used niches for LED installations, including the rack in which a collection of vinyls is placed.
The dynamic and modern interiors of TAKAVA 2.0 will surely make you think of coffee. TAKAVA 2.0 is a cosmopolitan and free location, where you can organize a private or business dinner, attend an event, enjoying the most original coffee of Ukraine. Location: Kyivq, Ukraine; Area: 190 m 2; Authors: Aleksander and Vladimir Yudin, YUDIN Design Studio; Photographer: Sergey Savchenko;