Onegin: The Luxury Bar Inside The House of Prince Konstantin Gorchakov
The interior designers Olga Sedova and Prokhor Mashukov designed a luxury bar on Passion Boulevard using alchemical symbols, Renaissance murals and the color of poisonous frogs.
According to AD Magazine, the luxury bar is located in the apartment house of Prince Konstantin Gorchakov, whose father studied with Pushkin, they were very friendly.
The institution was named after the main Pushkin hero, who personifies the satiety of life. The neon quotations from the poem are now on the walls: “I glanced in great distraction // I turned away – and yawned” and “I put up with ballets for a long time // But I was tired of Didelot too”.
The room is on the first floor. Everything here was divided into small rooms and sewn up with drywall. After dismantling, the ceiling “grew”, the windows became larger, the original arched shape returned to them, although the old frames were not preserved.
The designers found a part of the stucco cornice, but there was no point in restoring it, so they invented a beautiful new one. When it was made, and the workers installed, Prokhor realized that he was too neat. So, to correct it, Mashukov used the help of an ax, brushes and paints.
The walls and ceiling were in poor condition, but Olga and Prokhor decided not to restore them to the ideal, but to show the history of the time. As you can see, in some places there are cracks and crumbling plaster. And to make it clear that we are in today, they added modern things: “These carved wooden sofas stood in another restaurant of our customer, they were made by hand by Uzbek masters. We thought that it was impossible to throw out good-quality things, and painted them in tiger-colored colors.” say the interior designers.
The central part of the first hall is occupied by a large bar counter. First, Olga and Prokhor wanted to trim it with crooked mirrors, but then they made a choice in favor of chased metal, which creates a bit of a cosmic effect among antiquities. The company bar counter was made up of art objects that Prokhor made with his son.
They also made two unusual tables with their own hands: they took a plaster column as a base, put champagne bottles on it, put some artificial strawberries and filled them with transparent plastic. Chairs to these tables, of course, made in the form of myselet. Crystal vases were already, and the customer asked them to be sure to leave, but the interior designers could not refrain from modification. They added four hundred glasses of champagne to the crystal pendants and again floated liquid plastic, which hung in picturesque drops.
The customer enthusiastically accepted all the ideas of the interior designers and was very active in creating the interior, even with his own hands made delicate golden lamps – right on the spot, from simple pipes and light bulbs.