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locationkyiv, ukraine
size73 m²
artem vakhrin katya zuieva

orang+utan vegetarian bar follows the concept that the city is a jungle, and its denizens “smart animals” that have developed sophisticated modes of feeding. the bar’s small and elongated space was given a futuristic, laboratory-like feel —probably a nod to mid-century avant-garde design and particularly superstudio’s work with grids and their quaderna series (1970) for zanotta. although such a bleak and austere interior space is not what you would expect from a healthy-food establishment, the black-and-white ambience makes for an interesting contrast with the colourful food on offer. though more of a takeaway snack bar, orang+utan also has a small seating area opposite the counter, over which hangs an impressive all-white neon sign.