The new Bowl Superfood café interior décor project is a play of contradictions sustained in contemporary aesthetics- retro wallpaper next to exposed brick walls, shining stainless steel appliances next to exquisite marble countertops, elegant minimalism with rich textural expression. The design team from AKZ Architectura turned the classic 1930’s apartment’s shell into a playful café social hub space.
The intriguing solution of metal mesh furniture elements is giving a unique character to the décor composition. Providing a new understanding of social spaces, urban café culture, and their functionality and ecosystems, the young Ukrainian designers created an unusual social hub in central Kyiv, Ukraine.
The visual play of juxtapositions – the customized and artful metal décor elements soften the luxurious character of the gorgeous marble kitchen island – a solid block where the exquisite food offerings can be ordered – that lightness of opposites gives the vibe of not taking things for granted or too seriously. The retro feel of the classic socialist wallpaper is alternated by the raw industrial feel of the exposed brick patches on the walls left intentionally to peek up behind the new wall plaster coverage.
Playful and innovative with an interesting sense of unfinished yet refined art. The lighting concept of the space also carries the youthful industrial spirit of modern urban architecture – Nulla spotlights and Infinito strips by David Groppy give the perfect finish for the new social-urban hub with healthy food and artistic ambiance. Photography by Lesha Yanchenkov & Polina Podobedova;