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© Ilya Ivanov


Architects: IND Architects Location: Russia, Moscow Size: 303 sqm Date: 2017 Photo credits : Ilya Ivanov / AlexeyZarodov / NikitaParkhomenko Materials: Light – ERCO Floor – Moduleo Power Socket – Jung


Located in Bolshevik, the interior design of the Stone Crab restaurant is a metaphor of the deep sea.  An extraordinary experience is created by the dark, enveloping and captivating depth, which allows to you to connect with yourself, stimulating your taste receptors, which are sensitive to the visual patterns and the taste of the restaurant dishes. Lamps are positioned above the tables as light was a crucial element in the design.

A best solution to ensure comfort to the visitors and not disturbing the solemn and appealing environment of the depth. A fancy and imaginative world opens up to the visitors of the Stone Crab. The fanciful vertical objects that have been designed in collaboration with an architect Maria Yasko(The interior design) are perceived differently depending on an angle of view.  If viewed them from below, they will look like a swimming jellyfish shoal; if viewed them from the second floor, you will see that the objects form layers, creating a mesh pattern that can captivate you, confuse you and weave you into a chaotic environment.

The designer objects are painted with a special fluorescent paint. The objects are brightened with ultraviolet at night time, creating a dramatic, vibrant yet soft contrast of deep black and bright blue. The enthralling and mesmerizing space invites the visitors to merge into.  The wall behind the bar counter has become an essential piece of the interior—it is an installation made of leaves that swing life like as the marine creatures swim by.

The spacious 70-seat restaurant terrace is planned in the atrium of the business center. The light, comfortable and warm space is a symbol of an entrance to the deeps. The terrace is where there is still a lot of light, where you can reach for the sun. A novel construction crowns the terrace. This is a lighting element and a symbol of a marine creature. This round is hand smooth construction displays a rich inner world of the restaurant.