Interior design – During Soviet times the 120 years old Rosa Luxemburg building, a.k.a. Rose, was a knitting factory. Now YOVA YAGER hospitality design studio has transformed it into a contemporary urban venue blending the building’s new personality while saving its authenticity.
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The Rose-Мary cafe is named after of the legendary factory as well as rosemary – a favourite seasoning in Neapolitan pizza recipes, which lays in the basis of the menu. “When Yova Yager and I saw this space, we realized that we need to maintain maximum authenticity.” Says entrepreneur Anna Andrienko. “From here, we decided to leave the original ceiling and walls, keep the tiles on the columns, and reconstruct the old window glass blocks.” Adds Yova Yager, a chief designer and co-founder of Kyiv-based YOVAYAGER studio to Archipanic.
Wooden and textured materials come in natural shades ranging from terracotta to burnt clay and burgundy. Throughout the space living plants refresh the vibe with soften herbaceous and mustard shades. Custom furniture and decorative elements such as neon graffitis stand across deep red walls which are partly tiled with plastic lids up cycled by the local manufacturer Precious plastic Ukraine.
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The 7m high central room features large windows which fills the space with daylight. To create a party-like atmosphere, energy saving RGB LED strips with a smart control system and cylindrical fluorescent lamps glow along with paper lampshades made from old patterns of the “Rosa” factory.
The cafe offers four main zones: a common room with a varied seatings, an open bar-kitchen, a meeting and a play zone under the balcony. The balcony is set to host private events and dj-sets while pizza is prepared in the contact bar area, where you can watch the cooking process.
The meeting & play zone gives a possibility of an individual zoning. Guests can hold business meetings, celebrate special days or play games at the big wave-shaped table, made, like all other furniture, by the Ukrainian “Verdi” company and the and social project Zhily-byly. The balcony, in contrast to the bright terracotta of the ground floor, is white, light-filled and monochrome, solving the low balcony ceilings issue.
All photos: courtesy of studio YOVA YAGER hospitality design.