Edim Letim is the largest dining establishment in Russia’s second busiest airport, Domodedovo International

Restaurant design takes off in airport

Jez Abbott
19 Dec 2018

Wood, blackened steel, concrete and saddle leathers define the 900 square metre restaurant

A restaurant is turning heads in a Moscow airport thanks to a recent interior design.

Edim Letim is the largest dining establishment in Russia’s second busiest airport, Domodedovo International and forms a 900 square metre flourish of polished finishes, soft lighting and super-efficient ergonomics.

Edim Letim, which translates to Let’s Eat and Fly, is sectioned into multiple dining areas unified by traditional Russian motifs that recently came under the creative eye of Asthetíque Group, the New York-based design firm founded by Russian native Alina Pimkina and New Yorker Julien Albertini.

Punches of color balance a neutral palette defined by natural woods, blackened steel, concrete, and saddle leathers. All tables and seating were specified for their highly transient setting.

Four types of food lines – a coffee shop, homemade food, street food, and Asian cuisine – is signposted by a fascia to each food counter that is customized to exemplify its cuisine. Yet the overall design maintains a unified look and feel. Black metal mesh and steel frames support menu screens and counter signs, while shelving in the same structure highlights cuisine-specific decor.

The ceiling features corrugated steel and wood slats with linear LED fixtures set within the angled wood planks to create a moody yet vibrant lighting experience. Asthetíque Group's final touch is the integration of custom-branded illustrations throughout the food hall. An assortment of aircraft carrying food adds an element of fun and colour to consumers in the food aisle.

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