Sergey Makhno Architects uses glass blocks with led lighting throughout Kofan bar
Kofan is a new hot bar spot and the fourth eat-drink-talk place run by one family in Kremenchuk. The owners asked a Ukrainian design and architecture lab Sergey Makhno Architects to design the interior of their latest venue.
“Kofan bar is the place where events, celebrations and friends’ hangouts may take different formats. So we made the tables move depending on the number of visitors and type of event by locating the centerline of the tables on the rail track. It’s black and minimalistic, so no one ever notices it. The profiled metal all over the bar is made from an old garage. To make it look nice we painted it in white and asked our friends from Kelsis studio to decorate it with a plaster imitating rust. Reuse in action. The ceiling is decorated with a multilayered metal web that scatters the light from the led lighting sources, mixing darkness with gold. Glass blocks with led lighting inside accentuate the space. They are located in different parts of the bar and look like the walls are filled with light. If there are several bathtubs you don’t need, please follow the instruction: put bathtubs on the ceiling above the bar, put a lamp inside of them, and amaze everyone with an unusual lighting solution. Bright light reflected in the glazing bathtub walls will help bartenders to make proper cocktails. Handmade ceramic lighting by Sergey Makhno gives soft emphases to the tables — it feels like there’s nobody else except for you and people sitting at your table. Our design is a set of solutions that make the space breathe,” says Sergey Makhno, the founder of the Sergey Makhno Architects studio
- Location:Kremenchuk, Ukraine
- Date completed:2019
- Size:1,290 square feet
- Design:Sergey Makhno Architects
- Photos:Serhii Kadulin