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Asthetique Group’s The Y in Moscow is Ready Made for Millennials

Custom wallpaper defines the second floor’s main dining room, with gray chairs by Saba and peach chairs by Kristalia. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

Millennials aren’t just about avocado toast, although the distinctive green, often mixed with peach, is a clear menu favorite around the world. The Y—a new 6,000-square-foot eatery in Moscow featuring a first floor with two open kitchens and 200 seats divided between a casual dining area and coffee shop and formal areas up above—is a textbook example of that generation’s preferred flavor.

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“We took inspiration from how the ‘70s vibe touched on this generation,” a look that’s prevalent throughout the city’s up-and-coming Hamovniki neighborhood, says designer Alina Pimkina of New York City-based Asthetíque Group, who headed up the project with partner Julien Albertini.

The floors of the large private dining room are a checkerboard of white and brown marble and oak; chairs are by ABC and the tables and velvet-covered banquettes are custom. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

The pair also name-checked film director Wes Anderson as a muse; his love of ornament and obsessive symmetry clearly inspired the brass birdcage-like lighting above neat rows of custom chairs in the first-floor dining area. “We pay extreme attention to detail,” says Albertini, “and that makes the place feel very unique, modern, and luxurious.” Rather like the restaurant’s clientele itself.

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In the first-floor dining area, custom brass sconces hang over custom oak tables; the gray-teal chairs are by Poiat. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
A white marble countertop with a brass sheet metal face defines the open kitchen’s bar, featuring a brass and fluted glass overhang. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov. 
Near the entrance, a cafe layers a custom marble-topped oak counter with a column covered in Midas’s liquid brass and chairs by &tradition. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
Bahia chairs gather in the small private dining room on the second floor, which also features custom lighting, tables, and curtains. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
The men’s bathroom on the second floor features a perforated metal and concrete cabinet with custom bronze mirrors and Dornbracht faucets. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov. 
The walls of the women’s bathroom on the first floor are oak or stainless steel, the latter with a gradated polish from opaque to mirror. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

Read more: Birch by DA Architecture Bureau: 2018 Best of Year Winner for Casual Dining

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4 Offices from Canada to the Czech Republic Feature Eye-Catching Elements

Eye-catching elements enliven these 4 offices from Canada to the Czech Republic.

Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

Firm: Studio Perspektiv

Project: Trask

Site: Prague, Czech Republic

Standout: Live ficus and vibrant Barber & Osgerby plastic chairs contrast with raw concrete in a tech consulting company’s appropriately minimalist headquarters.

Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Firm: Williamson Williamson

Project: Pilot Coffee Roasters

Site: Toronto, Canada

Standout: Custom rift-cut white oak tables and steel structural beams painted the company’s signature Pilot Yellow brighten up a sunny staff café at its roof­-top administrative office.

550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.

Firm: Eastlake Studio

Project: 550 West Jackson

Site: Chicago, Illinois

Standout: Concrete breeze blocks and a custom Mylar wall covering suggestive of rust stains and oil spots add industrial flavor to an office tower’s model suite designed to attract tech clients.

Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

Firm: Garcia Tamjidi

Project: Kendo

Site: San Francisco, California

Standout: Meeting rooms for the beauty incubator’s celebrity brands include vinyl wall covering of ad campaign photography featuring Kat Von D and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products, the latter matched with a chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

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Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

> See more from the May 2019 issue of Interior Design

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