DogAteDove

restaurant Kiev / Ukraine / 2014

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location: Bessarabska Square 7A, Kiev, Ukraine
function: restaurant
area: 280 m2
status: realization 2014
design: YOD Dеsign Lab
graphic design: Ilya Nepravda
photo: Andrey Avdeenko

The restaurant is located at the very heart of the historic part of Kiev – on the place of the first horse post house in the city, the former being founded in the middle of the 18th century. Name of the restaurant “Dog Ate Dove” displays the gist of the concept in which new technologies trace their roots in ancient sources. As a symbol of old post a messenger pigeon has been chosen, new technologies are reflected in the symbol @. In the Ukrainian language the symbol “@” is read as “a dog”. Hence the name – DogAteDove. The new has replaced the old.
The slogan of the outlet “from old to new” threads the whole concept of the restaurant, from interior to cuisine. In cooking dishes modern technologies are used, but the dishes themselves consist of local products and are based on ancient recipes.
We have attempted to convey this concept in the interior by way of synthesis of classical materials (stone, wood and copper) with contemporary-style furniture of the top-of-the-range brands (Moroso, Billiani), as well as by a number of interior installations. Thus, for instance, in the first hall the concept of time is reflected in the installation consisting of 85 clock dials with backlighting. Installation of round black collets in the second hall and by the staircase represents certain image of storage system: in these round holes one can place both a bottle of wine (allusion to the functional purpose of the outlet), and a scroll with a certain message (allusion to the past of the premises – a post).
We have made an effort to fit the façade of the restaurant into the architectonical ensemble of Bessarabskaya Square in the most harmonious manner. On the external wooden panels in the encrypted structure of the digits a calendar is reflected which always shows the exact date. Leaded light glazing opens to the extent possible a view of the square from the interior, and accentuates democratic character and hospitability of the outlet.

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    location: Bessarabska Square 7A, Kiev, Ukrainefunction: restaurantarea: 280 m2status: realization 2014design: YOD Dеsign Labgraphic design: Ilya Nepravdaphoto: Andrey Avdeenko The restaurant is located at the very heart of the historic part of Kiev – on the place of the first horse post house in the city, the former being founded in the middle of the 18th century. Name of the restaurant “Dog Ate Dove” displays the gist of the concept in which new technologies trace their roots...

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