What does Sushi Vesla, a Pan-Asian restaurant, and Blin Beri, a Russian pancake house, have in common? They share the same company and office in Volgograd, Russia designed by Rogojnikov&Sorokin (also known as Studio RIS). While both restaurants are different in cuisine, their common denominators include using natural ingredients in food preparation and natural materials in their interior design. Studio RIS opted to continue this theme in their office design using wood materials, lush greenery and patterns found in nature.
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The left hall, separated by an existing glass partition, contains three meeting spaces with trailing plants hanging above, as well as 12 open desk spaces separated by planters. The pre-existing brick was left unfinished as an industrial background.
The reception area has a standing desk space for impromptu meetings or heads down work. A map of the world illuminates a brick wall while providing an artful element to the entrance.
In the right hall, a quiet rest space is marked off by a fringe curtain. In front of it sits another nook for meetings. In the common room, 20 more open desks are available for use, as well as the terrace with casual seating and white boards. Above, a mezzanine adds even more usable space with six open desk spaces. Climbing plants falling from the mezzanine, the tropical wallpaper, the planters, and the carpet with a moss-like pattern all add to the natural theme of the office.