By Dhwani Shanghvi
Photography: Saranin Artemy
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Located in Perm, Russia, café Rolls Novinka is designed as a youthful space, with an aim to create an engaging and animated ambience for its users.
Refurbishing an existing café, Saranin Artemy of Studio ALLARTSDESIGN conceives a space that, although conceptualised around the youth, has the flexibility to accommodate people of all ages. Planned as an elongated rectangle, the space is divided primarily into two parts - the bar and main hall with the seating.
Whilst the bar stands as an imposing entity at one end of the restaurant; its staggered dual-level counter physically dividing the space between the visitors and the bartenders, the hall is divided into zones that create intimate pockets within the large plan. The screened partitions, fabricated from turquoise painted metal rods, run from floor to ceiling, and aid in creating a dialogue between the different zones through their criss-cross patterned lattice.
The seating itself offers a variety of options, ranging from snug corner tables to lounge areas, to informal bar stools. Furthermore, acknowledging the historical reference of Perm as an industrial city, littered with aviation, shipbuilding and chemical factories, an enclosed “aviator room” is included, which enables private and exclusive gatherings.
The cafe is a canvas for material explorations, as manifested in the elements of the restaurant. A modern chandelier, created from metal tubes and running 10 metres across is mounted with a lamp on each end to illuminate the interiors. The doors are crafted out of metal and corrugated glass, which adds a wonderful texture to the space. The colour scheme, primarily consisting of earthen colours is compensated with colourful upholstery and art works.
The Rolls Novinka cafe is a dynamic space that invites its patrons to experience and engage in a holistic contemporary environment, encouraging camaraderie.
Project name: Rolls Novinka
Design company: ALLARTSDESIGN
Designer: Saranin Artemy
Project location: Ural, Russia Federation
Area: 136 sq. m.