UGLI

type: restaurant
location: Kyiv, Ukraine
area: 341 m2
status: built (2020)
team: Oleg Volosovskiy, Julia Klimenko, Maria Chobotar, Maryna Lozneva, Dana Cosmina
photo credits: Andrey Avdeenko

The two-story space of the restaurant embodies the main room, lounge area with seven meters long bars and a stage, open kitchen, barbecue and tandoor, wine room, and market display of food inspired by Asian bazaar showcases. The intriguing view of cooking allows guests to watch or be engaged as part of the process.

The interior decoration and the restaurant menu design vividly reflect a fantastic fusion of cultural heritage and sign system traditions of such varied regions as the Caucasus, Turkey, Lebanon, and Turkmenistan.

This restaurant boasts farm products use only.

The interior was designed using three primary materials: exotic timber, ceramics, and burnished metal. At the same time, ceramic tile carpet is a contemporary presentation of Azerbaijan’s contexture ornaments and promotes the most striking element of the establishment. The pattern starts from the threshold line and develops within the traditions of mosaic art. The user scale of the 30 sq m floor layout was improved by the size of the tile of 5×5 cm.

The walls are covered with ceramics and bricks and resemble the textures of cult oriental buildings. The patterns with sign systems of Asian regions are also reflected in metal elements. The ceiling elements, space partitions, and some decorations refer to the shape of traditional cauldrons for pilaf. Some items can reach a size of 180 cm in diameter.

The color ambiance is restrained, monochrome, with a predominance of natural color. Burnished metal and wood blend seamlessly with textiles. As well as the traditional azure and green accented to the terracotta background.

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