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GloboSushi – Global Glow

In continuation with our “restaurant design” tour of Moscow next place I’m going to take you is totally different from any other place you saw or will see in this tour later..

One word to describe it would most probably be “FUTURISTIC”…

It’s a sushi bar “GLOBOSUSHI”.

This restaurant is located on Noviy(New) Arbat street in THE HEART of Moscow. Don’t mix it with Stary(Old) Arbat street, which is one of the most historic streets of Moscow, full of tourists and souvenir shops, street artists and painters. Even this two streets  are located parallel to each other they are soooo different. See it yourself. Noviy Arbat street used to be  famous for its casinos. However since few years ago the gambling is forbidden, but the street is still shiny and full of lights. Now it’s full of restaurants of all types starting from russian traditional menu as well as interior and ending with futuristic Globosushi.

So Let’s go and check it out…

From the first look you can tell that the concept of the space is mostly based on color and it’s transformations.

All the furniture is made of clear plastic. Chairs, sofas, tables and everything else in the space is transparent.

You may wonder how comfy it may be to “lounge” on the plexiglass sofas.. well, for this reason some of them have cushions on.

 

If you choose to seat in the center of the space on the second floor you will have a choice of ordering from the menu or paying $40 and getting eat as much as you can from this cute transporter plus a hot dish. Fun Fact: the actual surface of this transporter is not moving at all. The trick is hidden under the surface and inside of the plates.

Magnets and most probably you have guessed already.

I’m sorry for the lack of views in the pictures but the restaurant didn’t let me make pictures so these are my spy camera shots :))

The lighting is created of lit translucent  tiles on the floor and ceiling. The colors of them are mostly different , like pink and blue or green and yellow. That  way  this simple lighting gives a lot. First of all it creates a fantastic gradient effect from ourside, and also it creates a diversity of colors and shades within the space .

It may look very uncomfortable because of bright colors and effect they may have on your vision. However, they thought of it! So the solution is simple.. most of the time they play with soft white, light blue, light pink and yellowish colors, but every 15 mins they have 5 mins of intense coloring like bright green(and you can feel like a Shrek), orange(Umpa lumpa?:)), red (who was red??) and dark blue..:))))

I hope you liked it…:)))

Also in the end of Novy Arbat you will find brand new Lotte Plaza which is a luxury trade center and a home for few restaurants and bars that I’m planning to cover in my next posts. So stay tuned..:))

 

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Not A Typical Sofa…

If someone would ever ask me what is the most important piece of furniture for a living space.. I’d say it’s sofa…Why? Well,  large scale and functionality are obvious answers, but also Sofa became a special place of comfort for every modern home…when your friends come over, when you are just by yourself tired after work reading a book or watching a tv, when you cuddling with your beloved one…etc. Of course the main function of sofa is to comfort you, but what about style? Looking through my favorite furniture collection I’ve decided to share some sofas that not only comfortable but also have a very unique style..)))

Bohémien sofa. Designed by Italian architect Castello Lagravinese, Bohémien is a modern interpretation of traditional styles.

Busnelli has introduced Bohémien sofa in 2010.

Sharpei Sofa. One very inspirational sofa photos today from the Danish manufacturer Eilersen.

“At a distance the sofa is almost a floating curtain; this effect is created by the virtually invisible plinth and a very special upholstery technique. The sofa is like a soft, playful dog with extremely large and wrinkly skin, hence the name Sharpei,” explains Morten Voss.

Sharpei is a modular series, and the under-frame is available in black, gold and chrome-plated steel.

Togo Sofa. Designed by Michel Ducaroy over 30 years ago, the Togo Sofa is a Ligne Roset classic. Amazingly, the Togo collection is becoming even more popular now as the entire world moves toward modern.

Ruche Sofa. Desgigned by Inga Sempe, this elegant sofa has an outer seat inspired by swing seats and has a structure in solid natural or stained beech. The stylish seat and backseat cover of the Ruche is elegant enough to make the sofa an item for your home’s interior design.

Images and info via http://www.contemportist.com, http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/,http://www.captivatist.com/, http://www.homedosh.com/

Bloom(ing) Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue

This chair in my opinion is absolutely gorgeous and must have piece in my collection of unique modern chairs created by Kenneth Cobonpue.

It may remind you a flower or a mushroom,I even read somewhere about jellyfish..well, it’s definitely inspired by nature.

So here how it’s made.

“The Bloom Lounge Chair is made of microfiber stitched over a resin top with a steel base. Inspired by the graceful blossom of a flower, this lounge chair is sculpted by hundreds of fine running stitches radiating from the center of the seat creating a subtle textural feel. Invisible supports form shapes reminiscent of soft and graceful musical tones”.

You can get it in 4 colors: moss green, light green, yellow or red.

There is also a smaller version of this beauty – Club Chair.

Photos and info via http://www.kennethcobonpue.com

Lounge Chair by Kamil Kurka

One more beautiful piece into my modern chair collection.

This one is designed by czech designer Kamil Kurka.

He calls it Relax Lounge chair.

“It’s inspired by hand. The hand that holds you in the palm let you relax and drowse you with soft touch and mild swing. Endless flexible frame let you float in the air.

Relax lounge chair combines modern technology and functionality with a beauty of natural materials.

Frame is made of straight grain veneers glued together. There are various grain directions in each layer for best strength and flexibility. Endless frame has no fix connection in the cross, only plastic sliders in between.

Seat is divided into 3 cushions covered in white leather, for better comfort and support of the body”.

Kamil is currently looking for a manufacturer to develop this project further and finally produce this beautiful piece.

Pictures and info via http://kurkadesign.webnode.cz/relax/

Peacocks and other beautiful creatures..

While surfing through interior design magazines lately I couldn’t help myself but fall in love with one very special chair..

It’s called Peacock chair..

It was designed by Studio Dror for italian furniture  company Cappellini.

I truly believe that everything of genius is simple… it just has to be this way otherwise it should be called smart, but not genius..

The chair is created out of three sheets of felt and a minimal metal frame. The folds of the felt are woven tightly to form a structured yet incredibly comfortable lounge chair, with no sewing or upholstery involved.

The chair will be available in 4 colors: yellow, blue, purple and green!

ENJOY…:)