The start idea was to keep the ceiling frame for moulding. The interior was based on the combination and interaction of two different materials within one surface. It is all about textures and colors playing game with each other and making intelligent roll call. Art stucco with turquoise specks and turquoise wooden panels, warm parquet, oak table tops and cast-iron frame of hanging shelves and stairway.

Another contrasting level make two stages. The upper one is very small-scale and low, at arm's length till the ceiling, - and an open, roomy, high space of the first stage having to-top glass doors opening to the central street. Due to vertical zone division with non-equal level difference, the square high-ceiling space doesn't hurt the visitors, but it doesn't let us perceive the room as redundant.

Two stages have two different tasks.

The upper one is a work zone (watch the style of table lamps) or a private zone (the armchairs for the two).

The first stage is a communication zone. The only long table is for extraverts who can easily get into contact with occasional neighbors. And to the right of the entry stands a table for introverts., with high armchairs and by the paws of Mr. Lemur Misanthrope (the graphic on-wall image, the symbol of the COFFEE-HOSTEL, created by the Fruit Design Studio).

A WC is settled in “a house with a pipe” - this room-and-space solution is a very remarkable element, though not playing the key role in this interior.

All COFFEE-HOSTEL furniture was created and made by the Fruit Design.


Photo by Alexander Ivasenko