Krakow is one of the region’s cultural treasures, as we’ve repeatedly highlighted in our various reports on the city, but beyond its unusual art projects and exciting examples of interior design, Krakow is also a culinary haven. Poland’s third busiest city is home to a plethora of new-wave gastronomic hotspots that are always ready to surprise us with something new!
Lastriko is a multifunctional gastronomic space in the old city center, at 6 Gołębia Street. The interior design concept was created with a unique yet uncompromising vision, representing the bold yet extremely elegant approach of yuss studio. The concept dreamt up by the studio creates a truly stunning spatial experience, where entering the bistro makes you feel like you are on a minimalist space trip or inside an ancient Greek sculpture, or if we would have to put it into one expression: it’s truly avant-garde.
The unusually bold move by the designing yuss studio was to create a monochromatic space, a practical idea given Lastriko’s location, as the airy yet somewhat limited space features two large-sized windows. This allows natural light and the use of the off-white color to optically enlarge the space, while the gentle ivory and the interplay of light and shadow bring a sense of an everlasting playfulness to the bistro’s walls.
And what can further enhance this monochrome experience?
The special atmosphere is complemented by the furniture choice: organic and custom-made, they represent the eccentric elegance unique to the studio. All the while the surreal elements, the constant movement of shadows, and the polished steel create an effect of curved space.
Lastriko is not only visually versatile: the bistro, which also serves a brunch menu, functions as a club in the evenings, offering cocktails and a nostalgic music palette. The playlist is inspired by the essence of the 90s and the 2000s, which, in the words of the management, draws on the duality of nostalgia: “Nostalgia, if handled with the right mix of irony and seriousness, can be a highly creative force.” A serious yet playful thought that applies perfectly to the bistro’s very concept.
Photos: Przemek Matląg, Michał Ziębowicz
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Source: Label Magazin