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"Dijon" Restaurant Interior by Lenz Architects

Damir Ussenov and his architectural company Lenz Architects designed and built the modern restaurant of fine French cuisine “Dijon” in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Project description by architect:

The primary idea of the project is a harmonious combination of tenderness and brutality, airiness and massiveness, minimalism and glamorous fusion. The restaurant is designed to accommodate up to 50 guests, serving delicious French dishes, outstanding wines and undoubtedly the finest desserts in the city.

restaurant with oink shelves inside in Almaty Kazakhstan image © Sergey Krasyuk

In the foundation of the project lays the tall curved rack protruding from the wall. It carries the functions of both lighting and decorating the main hall of the restaurant. Round pendant lights, upholstered furniture, curved glass and a delicate color palette add brightness and airiness to the interior, while complex concrete structures, high ceiling and open space utilities provide the restaurant with solidity and grandeur.

oink colored shelves for saving alcoholic drinks image © Sergey Krasyuk

The canvas-white walls are adorned with a minimalist artwork of David Cantu, an American artist. The restaurant also has a small glass room of favorable temperature for storing wine and flowers. A floating concrete staircase, fenced on both sides with glass and mirror with vertical lighting, leads you to a separate area of the second floor with a large family table. Since the ceiling in this zone is only 2400 mm high, it has been coated with a mirror to visually expand the space.

blue and pink chairs in dijon restaurant image © Sergey Krasyuk

restaurant dining table near the pink shelves image © Sergey Krasyuk

pendant lamps and white frame on wall image © Sergey Krasyuk

pendant lamp in restaurant hanged over table image © Sergey Krasyuk

restaurant with dining table, chairs and pink pipes in the ceiling image © Sergey Krasyuk

circular pendant lamps hanged over circular tables and blue chairs image © Sergey Krasyuk

pink chairs and blue sofa in restaurant image © Sergey Krasyuk

restaurant with bar and pink shelves image © Sergey Krasyuk

pink colored column image © Sergey Krasyuk

"Dijon" Restaurant Interior by Lenz Architectsimage © Sergey Krasyuk

"Dijon" Restaurant Interior by Lenz Architectsimage © Sergey Krasyuk

pink pipes in the ceiling image © Sergey Krasyuk

drawings painting on the wall image © Sergey Krasyuk

dining table with blue chairs image © Sergey Krasyuk

restaurant table with blue minimalist chairs image © Sergey Krasyuk

white circular pendant lamps image © Sergey Krasyuk

restaurant table and chairs image © Sergey Krasyuk

oinki staircase image © Sergey Krasyuk

pink shelves to save the alcoholic drinks image © Sergey Krasyuk

white bathroom with ceramic washing basins image © Sergey Krasyuk

white circular washing basin with circular mirror image © Sergey Krasyuk

 

Project name: "Dijon" Restaurant

Architecture firm: Lenz Architects

Principal architect: Damir Ussenov

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Completion year: 2020

Built area: 159 m²

Photography: Sergey Krasyuk

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