Dmytro Aranchii Architects Takes Minimalism to the Max for Eurosouvenire’s Kiev Lobby
Within the first decade of Ukrainian independence, Eurosouvenire set up its Kiev headquarters to design and manufacture souvenirs, which were then sold throughout Europe. More than two decades later, Eurosouvenire—the business still going strong—enlisted contemporary interior design firm DMYTRO ARANCHII ARCHITECTS to upgrade their existing office, creating a reception area that is both expressive and functional.
Using egger laminated chipboards, a series of extended ceiling panels create lines that guide the eye throughout the space. The functional fluidity of the panels, with curved expressions and shadowed transition space, direct foot-traffic in and out of the building, clearly defining the space. The reception desk and the built-in sectional also feature curved forms, creating an all-encompassing design that doesn’t overwhelm.