Creating optimal low-key surroundings for relaxation, organic ambiance for comfort, and artistic atmosphere for cultural development, the architects from the Ukrainian design studio SVOYA gave the Culturist Coffee Culture Place its unique character.
Using their signature touch of combining organic and industrial elements of the decor language and adding bespoke and custom made design elements ( in this case expressive lamps and lighting installations) the trendy design studio SVOYA created an ambiance for the café that does not dominate the guest but still offers stylish comfort and memorable decor composition and tells a story. The small space of the coffee house, located in the central avenue of the Dnieper, offers a combination of a flexible guest sitting zones: a gorgeous wooden bar and table compositions, single tables ( with trendy, gray textiles) and an open cooking area with a bar. Unique design suspended lamps signify and illuminate each zone.
The most prominent future of the design becomes the materials expression of the space; the wooden and textural elements are supplemented by the strong organic feel coming from the exposed brick walls (combined with rough plaster finishes). This industrial yet romantic textural combination sits very well with the arched windows and trendy mirrors. The glass structures and cubicles, framed with bloodwood frames (an unusual divination from the trend of glass surrounded by black metal framing, so popular with modern designers) and the marble and cement mosaic in the center of the premise are the other strong focal points of the unique decor.
The bespoke lighting scheme gives this textural richness a smooth and stylish touch. Especially intriguing, we find the inspired installation of a glass cubicle with a wooden frame surrounding and illuminating one of the central cement columns, this installation enhances further the romantic ruin castle like feel established by the rough brick structures and arched windows.
designed by SVOYA studio; Location: Dnipro, Ukraine; Project Area: 70 sq.m.; Project Year: 2019; Photographs: Alexander Angelovskiy;