Virgin Izakaya Bar

  • Prize
    Interior Design of the Year - Eating Space
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Artem Zverev
  • Other Designer(s)
    Artur Sharf
  • Architect
    Artem Zverev, Artem Voskoboynik
  • Interior Designer
    Anya Tarabanova
  • Location
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Project Date
    January 2021

Virgin Izakaya Restaurant occupies an area of 405 square meters and allocates onsite industrial estate of Arsenal manufactory in Kyiv center. The building was built at the end of the 18th century.

The task for designers was to keep the existing architecture and all the authentic elements of the building with a rich history as much as possible.

“We have created an atmospheric, conceptually complete space. Brick walls, rough wood, oxidized metal, bare concrete, opposed to the warm and pleasant atmosphere, created by the right statement of light and greenery, ” – says the lead architect of the project, Artem Zverev, the co-founder of the YODEZEEN studio.

By creating the project, designers used natural materials as a part of the space design concept. The tabletops are made of natural wood, lamps are made of copper, seats, and chairs are made of wood and natural leather; metals and metal mesh perform both the function of space zoning and create special decorative elements.

The open kitchen and the main hall of the restaurant are designed on the same level, which makes it possible to visually enlarge the space of the room.

YODEZEEN is a multi-award-winning architectural and design studio operating in the field of interior design and architecture. Artur Sharf and Artem Zverev established the studio in 2010 in their desire to create a knowledge-based approach in design and architecture. With 70 employees, offices in Kyiv, Moscow, Miami, and Los Angeles, YODEZEEN has become the rising contemporary star in design and architecture.