The concept of the new restaurant was to be closely connected with Siberia. We decided to create an atmosphere of an endless Siberian taiga and far north of Siberia, whilst also honoring our rivers – Enisey, Tunguska and many others that provide people with regional products.
Varvara+Jerome is both a French pastry-bakery and love story where Paris and Krasnoyarsk are inseparable: croissants and Siberian pies, crispy baguettes and hot Borodinsky bread.
Creating the interior, we were inspired by Parisian brasserie with Viennese chairs, rattan and big windows light kaleidoscope reflected in the mirrors. Warm shades of birch wood and coral, soft gray are the three main colors of the pastry-bakery interior, and Varvara + Jerome petunia-shape lamps were tailor-made from natural wool by local craftsmen using the “felting” method.
DZE grand-bistro is a restaurant of Georgian cuisine, reflecting modern gastronomic trends, at the same time not losing its national identity. It’s immediately noticed upon opening its doors.
While working on the project, we decided not to recreate the architectural images of Tbilisi, but to convey the spirit and soul of this city. One of the design elements of the DZE grand-bistro interior is colorblock: careful work with two intense colors that are very important for Georgian culture. The first color is terracotta: the color of the local soil and brick of Sololaki district of Tbilisi, pottery and kvevri — the cultural foundation of Georgia. The second color, cobalt, rhymes with the traditional lurji supra tablecloth; DZE tables are also decorated with blue patterns as a sign of hospitality and respect. The colors of the earth and the sky are united in the recognizable image of stained-glass windows — one can admire their special light on sunny days.