Offbeat

By William Lailey

Aincredible feat of design is giving visitors to this café the chance to feel as if they’ve been transported into the pages of aA-ha inspired colouring book.

Visitors to BW Kafe in St Petersberg, Russia would be forgiven for thinking they are the only 3D object inside of it, thanks to its black and white decorated features, which appear as if they are drawn on a piece of paper.

Images of the venue show the striking interior, which appearto have been transformed with beautiful ‘pictures’ of a stage – complete with drums, guitar, accordion and microphone – vanity mirror, tables and chairs.

Director of the BW Kafe, Minaeva Kristina, explained it can almost feel like visitors are transported to another cartoon-like reality.

She said: “BW Kafe is an unusual-looking café with venues in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg which look like the setting of A-ha’s famous ‘Take on Me’ video.”

She added: “The café is in a 2D style and visitors find themselves in another reality, like a cartoon character.”

The style has proven popular around the world, with another café inspiring owner, Solbon Namsaraev, to transform his business.

He said: “Once I saw a photo of a similar café interior I got inspired, found artists, premises and opened my black and white café in Russia”

He added: “Coming to a café for the first time means getting a lot of positive emotions and unusual photos.

“Guests write that they are delighted with the interior and photos in the café.”

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