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Architect: Volodymyr Ponomarenko
Area: 18 m2
Year: 2020
Location: 7 sklad, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Photo: Ivan Avdeenko photography

Small coffee shop, which is located on the 7sklad in Kharkiv.

Where strict geometry (black) is combined with careless, smooth, glossy and white (milk), where barista and stainless steel are responsible for the topic of professionalism, and communities are formed around all this. Where can you sit in a bar, where you can accidentally start a dialogue because you are sitting at the same table that permeates the entire space.

We disassembled "Black&Milk" is the name of the coffee house for three elements
Black as black - strict, business, clear, professional, for quality.
Milk like milk - pure, untouched, white, glossy, playful since childhood.
& - unites and creates a community around itself.

We have painted different layouts on the glass with a pipette filled with milk.
One of the sketches we chose together with our customers and finalized it.
Realizing the idea of a table that is inspired and drawn by milk & working stainless steel professional surface.

GIF-animation of drawing process on the glass with a chord filled with milk.

Sketch variants of the layouts from which we chose the layout, which was transferred to the drawings.

Construction process

The layout is organized in such a way that the queue for coffee can gather in the container, couples can come and sit against each other, as well as places overlooking the window, as well as a table wrap allows a large company to gather in a circle.

We made a protruding belt from a mirror where there is an LED strip, which shines down and up, thus being the main light in the coffee shop.

Mirror has been specially lowered below the average head level to allow people to do faceless photo.
The height of the table is selected so that the landing is relaxed and the person is clouded on the table.
Table height is convenient for drinking coffee and working at a laptop.

Photographer Ivan Avdeenko in work.

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