Architecture bureau DA combines Scandinavian design with Viking theme at Lodbrok restaurant in St. Petersburg
Lodbrok is a Nordic restaurant with the elements of a pub located in the beautiful space of former factory building in the heart of St. Petersburg. The project was designed by St. Petersburg – based Architecture bureau DA.
“The name for this place was chosen in honor of a legendary Viking – Lodbrok. It became a core of the whole concept of the restaurant. Scandinavia means strong wind, grey sea, strong people. The visitors get such associations owing to the interior of the restaurant. To achieve this effect, specific materials and techniques were used. It was decided to keep the layout open to achieve maximum natural light to fill the space. Two symmetrical bar counters executed from concrete with flintstone became a centre of the hall – these materials being a symbol of staunchness and fortitude. The whole interior is executed in neutral subdued shades – different tones of grey with patches of warm hues. For example, all cabinetry – tabletops, waiters’ posts, benches and bar stools – are made of bleached oak with a rough, untreated texture. Huge chandeliers decorated with sedge are reminiscent of endless expanses of the north with faded grass. The point-light droplights and mirrors of irregular shape, the tables hanging in the air complement the interior with distinctiveness, sternness and adventurism inherent in real Vikings,” explains Architecture bureau DA
- Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 2,980 square feet
- Design: Architecture bureau DA
- Photos: Sergey Melnikov