Nautical craft: Restaurant makeover with a twist

09 : 08 : 2013 Heritage : Lecal Design : Local Aesthetic

Kiev, Ukraine – The Odessa restaurant in Ukraine’s capital city has stood on the same site since 1962, but a recent redesign by YOD Design Lab modernised the space while maintaining a crafted, local aesthetic.

Named after the port city of Odessa, the restaurant’s interior references its namesake’s nautical history. The main hall is decorated with 30km of hanging rope, while behind the bar boxes are arranged chaotically, referencing the city’s famous Privoz food market. The walls are made of sandstone, a building material common in the region. The renovations reference the seaport city’s heritage in a contemporary setting.

Using local materials and drawing inspiration from its environs, the restaurant redesign evokes our Crafted Locale design direction, where craft aesthetics native to particular regions are influencing retail and interior design.

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