October 18, 2019

Studio Shoo’s Recipe for Moscow’s Culinary SamBeri Bakery: Just Add Plywood

Seating from Delo and backsplash tiles by Equipe Cerámicas offer touches of color upon Belarusian terrazzo floor. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

Studio Shoo might be a young firm, but it has established a reputation throughout Russia for bright, playful interiors full of custom solutions to challenging spaces. This experience came in handy when designing Moscow’s 2,700-square-foot Culinary SamBeri bakery. “The room was lost among tall apartment buildings and business centers,” says founder Shushana Khachatrian, “but with its unusual configuration and noble pillars of a deep wine color, it has a special charm.”

Custom tables are plywood with integrated USB hubs. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

Khachatrian established two zones. The first is an open space ready for co-working with custom oval tables, a glass-enclosed bakery with tempting views of fresh treats, and backlit hanging shelves for packaging and tableware, while the second is perfect for kids’ parties. Terrazzo floors, tons of greenery, and ever-changing arrangements of modular sofas and tables offer flexibility—against a backdrop of mainly plywood. “Being an organic material, it has special dynamics,” Khachatrian says, making it the perfect choice for “an environment for new impressions and experiences guests can share with the people around them.”

Custom, perforated plywood shelving serves as room dividers and storage. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
Anna Strupinskaya’s Abrua chairs are metal and cork. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
Unstained squares of plywood clad walls, while rectangular expanses stained green face the custom counter. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.
 A chipboard counter in the bathroom supports Delice France sinks with Kludi mixers. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov.

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