Posts Tagged ‘ moscow ’

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..:))

 

“Oblaka(Clouds)” Bar & Restaurant

So as I promised you, let’s start the tour of Moscow restaurants.

First in my list is a young(1y.o.) but very succesful restaurant/bar “Oblaka(Clouds)”.

Located in the heart of luxury Moscow, on Kutuzovskiy Prospekt on the top floor of the shopping gallery “Vremena Goda”.

White sofas with high backs and cozy pillows creating the effect of privacy. Sheer curtains and draped shades of chandeliers remind of summer. An open kitchen, onyx finished bar – everything is simple and in its place.

Besides, there is a fantastic panorama of Moscow and one of the best summer verandas in the capital.

Kitchen of Restaurant/Bar “Oblaka” is uniquely mixed European and Oriental cuisine.

In restaurant are hold “Musical Wednesdays”. DJ plays from Wednesday to Sunday.

Pictures & Info via http://www.restoran.ru,www.oblakarestoran.ru

 

Vacation Mode

I’m currently spending my vacation in Moscow, Russia. Weather is not as good as in LA, but there are a lot of things to do, places to visit and of course people to catch up with.. It’s been more than a year since my visit last summer..and I’ve missed a lot! Moscow often reminds me of New York! If you are looking for a very fast, very business oriented, very hi-end city in Russia, Moscow is the best place for you! I was born here 25 years ago. Back then this country was called USSR. It collapsed when I was 6. Now the only thing left from those times is architecture and city structure… other than that it’s a totally different place. So this time around I’ve decided to refresh and update my knowledge of the hottest places in the city. Of course the designer in me never sleeps.. so I’ve decided to take you on the tour of restaurant and hospitality design! This time in Moscow, Russia.

I’ll keep you posted! 😉

Cheers! Y.