by Drozdov&Partners

location: Montreux, Switzerland
function: restaurant
area: 100m2
status: realized (2016)
authors: Oleg Drozdov, Katerina Yolkina, Denis Kozak, Anastasiia Stryzhevska, Aleksandra Urtyukova
photo: Nicola Giammarrusti

A new urban café in Montreux was created as a place where celebration and everyday life go hand in hand. The café fits into the life of local community and becomes a new meeting place.

cafe master plan

The creative general plan of the cafe and the location of interior items in it

creative design of walls in cafe

creative wall lighting in a cafe

interior cafe and wall lighting

interior cafe and decorative wall lighting

All the attributes of the restaurant are introduced and installed within the preserved historic envelope. The feeling of the temporary installation is further articulated by the chosen materials. Concrete and aged wood are juxtaposed to the white background. The key note is played by the perforated concrete wall that visually unites the entire space of the restaurant and serves a number of functions: wardrobe, bar showcase, kitchen work area, furniture storage facility.

Exclusive bar in the cafe

Exclusive bar and designer bar in the cafe

creative lighting for cafes

beautiful lampshades for lighting in a cafe

The wall also works as a construction kit that allows endless combinations of various objects helping to generate fresh messages to the visitors. As a result, a flexible environment is created that reacts to ever-changing trends and events.

Exclusive wall panels for cafe

multifunctional wall panels

Design of walls in a cafe

Design of walls in a cafe with dishes and bottles

Interestingly, although the fitting of the restaurant was entirely produced in Ukraine, with the only exception of Danish j77 chairs, this fact didn’t prevent the sophisticated Swiss audience from accepting the newly-created place with utmost loyalty.

designer coffee tables

creative portable designer desks