Follower Restaurant & Bar

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Arthur Sharf, Artem Zverev
  • Photo Credit
    Andrii Shurpenkov
  • Location
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Project Date
    September 2020
  • Project Link

Located on one of the oldest and longest streets of Kyiv, Velyka Vasylkivska street, the Follower restaurant takes over the two floors of the brick historical building with panoramic windows on the central facade.

Designers were faced with two essential tasks: maximum preservation of the historical past of the building, but at the same time, the creation of a restaurant space where the offline and online presence of visitors is strongly intertwined, a space that leaves no opportunity not to post it on social media.

Spacious restaurant space with a high ceiling of 5 meters, terracotta bricks on the walls, and honey-toned wood complete the authentic atmosphere with 5 millimeters of hot rolled steel cladding over the first level.
The prime focus of the ground floor completely belongs to the cocktail bar with 3 immense mirrors 4 meters high with an imposing list of signature cocktails. The cast-wood bartender's counter is framed by a stylized ceramic bookshelf with 300 books on it.

Directly opposite the cocktail bar is located a custom artwork featured by designers: the big picture of imagined Follower, personifying the generation Y.