Gastrobar Nomad is part of the Delo coworking project. Initially, the site of the gastrobar was supposed to be a coffee shop - a place where coworking residents could relax, hold a business meeting or work with a laptop. But when chef Vladimir Shepelev joined the team, plans changed. The restaurateur's team developed the general concept of the gastrobar, from which we started when creating the design.
Concept NOMAD = TRAVELER = PIONEER. Gastrobar is a point of attraction for a special social category of people who have gained freedom thanks to modern technologies. Since ancient times, wanderers have discovered new lands, traditions and cultures of other peoples, shared their experience, which is expressed in the taste of food and drinks, communication between people, their habits and manners. Historically, it was travelers/discoverers who told the world about him. And the concept of the gastrobar was born from the idea of creating a place for modern nomads. A place that would combine tradition and innovation, where a person would feel free from stereotypes and be ready to discover something new.
Working on the interior of the gastrobar, we sought to tell this story through design. We used the principle of a modern museum, in which the interior is just a background for the exposition, and a special light reveals the beauty and shape of objects. The decoration is simple, even a little ascetic. The main texture is concrete: a bar counter, self-leveling floor and decorative plaster on the walls. Part of the walls is decorated with concrete teeth. Against the background of a neutral finish, every detail of the interior looks more expressive. Carved decorative doors, brass lamps, natural wood, leather in the finishes of chairs.
Carved decorative doors are the brightest detail of the interior. We were inspired to create them by traditional Dagestan woodcarving. This is an original ornament designed by our studio for this project. The pattern repeats the carvings on the partitions in the Delo co-working space, linking the two projects into a single space. The same ornament repeats the decorative pattern on the floor.
Lamps also play an important role in the interior. Two types of lamps were used in the space - spotlights for the main lighting and decorative lamps with a soft beam of light for a chamber setting. Decorative lamps above the bar are stylized as horse hooves. They fill the high ceiling and zone the space. Lamps with metal pancakes are located above each table. In the evenings they create a warm and mysterious atmosphere. The round shape symbolizes the hospitable warm southern sun.
The interior has a lot of interesting details from decoration to small decor that capture attention and immerse you in the atmosphere. Working in a team with restaurateurs, we got an interesting and integral project. The interior and cuisine of the gastrobar are of interest, they want to be explored. We wish the Nomad project success. And we invite everyone who will be in Makhachkala to visit this gastrobar.