One of our main focuses was to humanize a digital vegan fast-food space, full of screens and tablets. We embraced Tolstoy digital elements and efficiency by integrating them in a more human and engaging environment. It was important to build a space that people feel connected to!
- Green as a fresh color of plants;
- Terracotta and beige palette as dry colors of earth and of buckwheat, one of the main Tolstoy ingredients.
Which materials shall we use?
- Metal as a flexible and resistant material, for a dynamic place as an eatery;
- Wood as an organic and comfortable material, to which people feel more connected;
- Tiles as a more practical and easier to clean material, but also playful and fresh.
How can we create a flexible space, adaptable to different customers’ needs and preferences?
- Overall, we intended to create a flexible space, adapted to people’s daily needs. Therefore, Tolstoy was organized in three different sitting areas: the central area, the most social, where people can enjoy more time and space eating together; the windows area, perfect for who wants to relax and enjoy the view outside; the mirror area, a place for people in a hurry, who want just a quick bite or a coffee. Furniture was designed in a way to encourage people to change, toadapt and mix the three areas.
- We designed a metal cupboard in the eating area to render the space more efficient by integrating all the functions needed for the customer (tray, garbage bin, disposable tableware). But at the same time the digital self-service stations are also built in the cupboard, making the space more integrated and friendly;
1. Delo Design
2. Viva lab Porto
4. GIERER TERRAZZO GmbH & Co KG
5. Wolfgang Strehle