Taking its name by the drafting equipment store previously located in its place, Tehnikum bistro by designers, Olga Treyvas and Vera Odyn of Russian architectural practice Form Bureau, is the latest addition to the Moscow’s restaurant scene. 

Tehnikum bistro is a new addition to the White Rabit Family holding. The project was conceived by restaurateur Boris Zarkov, chef Vladimir Mukhin and gastronaut Mikhail Druyan as a vibrant dining spot where innovative gastronomic ideas could be enjoyed by a diverse audience in a relaxed atmosphere.

The interior evolved with several themes in mind. The wall to wall painting installed by artist Dmitry Aske recalls soviet canteens, where epic mosaics or murals often took centre stage in an otherwise utilitarian interior. Its former history as a shop for drafting equipment is reflected in the details of furniture and lighting, which include drafting lamps by Le Corbusier among others. The central custom designed chandelier references Moscow metro light fixtures from the 60s and 70s.

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all images courtesy of Form Bureau