Project: Restaurant Sparkle
Interior Design: Archpoint Bureau
Authors: Valery Lizunov, Ekaterina Ageeva, Elizaveta Trushina
Location: Moscow, Leningradsky prospect, 35, building 1
Area: 204 m2
Photo Credits: Olga Melekestseva
Restaurant Sparkle on Leningradsky Avenue is a new space for connoisseurs of quality wine. According to the idea of the owners, the interior, just like the name of the establishment, should rhyme with the rich wine list and promise a pleasant evening with a good sparkling wine.
The architects of the Archpoint bureau realized the idea remembering their experience of exquisite tastings in wine cellars — that is why in the restaurant a feeling emerges that you’ve come to the right place.
The general color scheme of the restaurant is realized in terracotta and orange with refreshing splashes of white and beige. The decoration works to create the atmosphere of a wine cellar: the walls are lined with uneven terracotta clay tiles, in the corner of the hall there are wine racks made of oak, filled from floor to ceiling with bottles with multi-colored labels, and glass shelves with crystal glasses built into one of the windows.
The dedication to light and bubbly sparkling wine is in the details — at the entrance guests are greeted by a large table or a bath made of melted glass with frozen bubbles inside. Inside the bath the bottles of sparkling wine are chilled on an ice cube cushion. Elegant Patagonia quartzite at the base of the table is also used on the facade of the open kitchen and with its sparkling contrasting textures sets off the dull shade of the tiles on the walls.
The effect of champagne foam is created by white details: columns painted with white paint, white lamps on long rods pointed upwards, as if they are flying up, and white hanging lamps with lampshades looking like they are made of clay. The composition is completed by a handmade designer art object on the wall in the form of a large inverted bottle made of white “petals” of ceramics. At the bottom from the neck of the bottle light is spreading from the built-in lamp.
Rather small area of the restaurant allowed the architects to apply a creative approach to the zoning. It was decided to raise the level of the floor along the windows — the architects separated the resulting area with a well-thought-out fencing. The fencing is made of ceramic blocks with holes for bottles — an imitation of the way wine is stored in cellars.
Almost all the furniture in Sparkle is made to order according to the sketches of the bureau: beige, black and terracotta comfortable chairs, a long sofa with terracotta pillows. Chairs from the Spanish brand Blasko & Vila harmoniously fit into the overall concept. One of the focal points is a large community table for tastings or noisy gatherings with wide racks instead of legs. It is covered with microcement and painted in a light terracotta color.
Restaurant Sparkle offers experienced connoisseurs to evaluate its interior and range of drinks and snacks. But one should go there not only for a glass of fizzy drink, but also for lightness, airiness and high spirits, which will definitely happen to everyone here.