Meat Coin is a meat restaurant with a rough yet cosy atmosphere, located on the Garden Ring Road in Moscow.
Meat dishes with Turkish notes are the emphasis of the restaurant's cuisine. And it was precisely this ethnicity that we wanted to emphasise within the interior, creating references in each separate zone.
At the entrance, each visitor is greeted by a bar and a butcher's shop with a laboratory. Next to the bar, we placed a wine room; this is a large glass space with shelves for wine in the form of rough concrete blocks; we also placed collection bottles on rough wooden bars and illuminated them with accent light.
The core of the interior is an open kitchen with a grill hearth. It can be seen from anywhere in the restaurant; it is a kind of theatre where the magic of cooking takes place. In the main hall, there is an oblong sofa group assembled with rough beams and soft pillows that face the view windows. There is also a large communal table with a tabletop made of a solid 300-year-old oak slab.
The restaurant has a small room for noisy companies. There, on the wall, we hung a macrame carpet, which was being woven by hand for two months right on the spot; its total weight is 250 kg.
Additionally, we introduced some elements related to the butcher's craft into the interior: wooden walls with notches that look like cutting boards, graphite partitions as a reference to a grill grate, and lampshades made of leather aprons. Despite the dark colours, all three halls are bright. Handmade lighting devices shaped as pipes not only illuminate the tables well but also attract attention by themselves. All items are tailor-made according to our sketches. We used tactile materials. The wood on the tables and walls is processed by hand, and the rough surface of the stone counters and soft textiles create a unique atmosphere.