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The client's vision for Café Sant was to create a versatile space that effortlessly transitioned from a breakfast-focused café during the day to a sophisticated fast-casual restaurant and wine bar in the evenings. Inspired by this vision, we embarked on a journey to bring it to life.

The central concept behind Café Sant was to evoke the serene beauty of a sunrise over a summer wheat field. This idea manifested in the diverse breakfast menu and carefully selected art objects that harmoniously merged into a cohesive design narrative. The interior is adorned with an array of art installations, creating an immersive experience for visitors. ...

Materials and finishes played a crucial role in the project's success. We repurposed existing elements, such as restoring and re-laying Italian parquet flooring, to preserve the space's timeless elegance. The creative use of cork, stainless steel, and painted MDF in the decor and finishes added a contemporary touch, while maintaining an inviting and warm atmosphere.

The color palette of Café Sant was carefully chosen to reflect the brand's identity and the surrounding natural landscape. Earthy tones, warm neutrals, and subtle pops of color create a sense of harmony and tranquility, immersing patrons in a serene environment.

Every piece of furniture was selected to align with the café's format and design concept. Notable highlights include a six-meter-long bar counter crafted from seamless, curved stainless steel sheets, and a zigzag-shaped double-sided sofa-bench that elegantly divides the space.

One of the project's delightful surprises was the discovery of surplus retail equipment from the previous tenant. The pièce de résistance lies in the mirrored wall composed of ten angled segments. Once relegated to the realm of fitting rooms, these mirrors now reflect an aura of intrigue and expanding the perceived space.

Russia, Omsk, st. Lenina, 6

Area: 265 m2

Year: 2021

Interior designer: Konstantin Ostroukhov

Photo by Victoria Chistilina