Cyprus based Interior design studio M.O.B. Interior Architects was assigned to design the new kitchen bar, “Rokoko”, in the heart of the capital of the island, Nicosia. The name of the bar, contradicts the urban living style that the designer Stavros Ioannou, gave to the space, influenced by the fast pace of the everyday life in the city.
His main goal was to keep the basic structure of the building untouched, and enhance its natural industrial style, by adding a metal rod substructure, custom made fixtures and with the use of grey tones and ruff surfaces. The rectangular shape of the building, defined the parallel layout of the tables and bar, so that the seats are creating a cozy environment, and pushes the guests to interact with each other when sitting, standing or moving through the space. The frond outer wall is covered by glass blocks with black frame, in order to take advantage of the natural light that is falling on the building throughout the day.
Inside the building, the traditional brown terracotta in herring-bone pattern, is giving a warm look to the space. The Greek white marble of the bar, with the blue ink special effect and the LED screen above it, give a modern feeling to the space and create an unusual combination.
In the middle of the restaurant, the long ping pong table, highlights the playful mood of the space, and encourages the guests to relax, meet and flirt with each other. At the left of the entrance, the kitchen is in an open view, with a mosaic Italian bakery, behind a smaller bar, which separates the food preparation area from the rest of the bar, and the neon sign above it makes the space to “smell like art”.
M.O.B Interior Architects gave attention to every small detail. From the different glass textures on the kitchen area, to the down lights under the main bar. Every surface in the space it’s covered by a different material that creates an uncompromised composition, that leads to an explosion of feelings and when you leave, the urge to come back again to this place.