Roman Plyus, an interior designer based in Moscow, has his newest project, Buhairest, in the heart of Budapest, reported dezeen.com. The place is designed specifically to cater to new Instagram-friendly places to eat at.
A curved niche at the back of the venue is filled with a sculpture by American artist Kaws – entitled “Small Lie”, the piece depicts a Pinocchio-inspired figure bowing its head. At the base of the sculpture is a brass-framed plate on the floor, spelling out the word Instagram, outlining the space as a prime photo opportunity for visitors.
“It has always been important for people to capture their history, from the time of cave paintings – Instagram is like a small cave where each of us displays pictures of our lives,” says Roman Plyus
Undulating terracotta-coloured panels also provide a backdrop to a pair of round wicker seats. The space is furnished with vintage Pierre Jeanneret chairs, which Buhairest’s owner had leftover from a previous venue, and earth-toned ceramic pots filled with wild grass.
Plyus says the curved form of the furnishings – and the light fixture that dangles directly above – is meant to loosely nod to the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder, who is known for producing large-scale mobiles made up of geometric shapes.
The same furnishings appear in the more intimate lounge area that lies at the back of the bar, accessed via a short flight of stairs.