The new “Kazan” restaurant has been planned and designed inside a new structure encased in concrete walls, and consists of a single hosting space of some 250 square meters, located on one of Ra’anana’s main thoroughfares, at the corner of Ahuza and Kazan streets in the Tel Aviv suburbs.
Leaving the walls in their crude state, we’ve turned our new space into a challenge, yet avoided traps leading to new industrial aesthetics. We’ve managed to moderate and at the same time preserve the awe inspiring power of the 6 meter tall space, by creating a sense of romance, elegance and lightness, and mainly by sheathing the walls to a height of 260 cm. The horizontal division to this height was established by sheathing the walls with wooden tiles designed in two shades and arranged geometrically to create a romantic Art-Deco style texture.
Guests are welcomed at the entrance by a large and fully equipped service station and a large sitting bar. The bar functions as an island within the restaurant’s space and invites guests to go out on to the balcony behind it with a glass of wine or relax in the main open sitting area on the other side.
The central space offers standard size sitting tables made of wood, brass and marble, with beige benches. It’s enclosed by the bar on one side and an opposite mirror wall, with shelves and wooden tile sheathing. The shelves are decorated with various glass vessels and pictures, enhancing the classic sense of elegance and romance.
On another side of the main central space is the open kitchen which contributes to a bustling atmosphere of activity and cooking, while on the opposite side is the vitrine facing Ahuza Street.
Above the open kitchen, facing the diners, are shelves and neon letters over a stainless steel mesh, enhancing the sense of a fashionable industrial place.
In addition, Kazan is equipped with authentic items such as handmade straw chairs, specially ordered from an Italian weaving artist, original Thonet chairs and other European accessories, striking a perfect balance between the new, industrial and local and the classic and romantic.