Faberge Museum Cafe
The interior of the cafe, open during the holidays of January 2016, is a kind of projection of the Fabergé era - the era of eclecticism, historicism and the triumph of "Russian style" - and its transformation in a modern design environment. Preserved historic elements of the interior - vaulted ceilings, marble fireplaces, oak portal with ornamental painting - enter into dialogue with Pseudoclassical plaster ornaments and antique masks, as well as the works of contemporary artists.
Entrance to the cafe and the bar area was decorated by the works of Uldus Bakhtiozina - photographs from her «Russ Land» project, exhibited in lightboxes. Scenes in which the artist reflects on the theme of Russian fairy tales, have something in common with the connotations of "Russian style" in the interior - vaulted ceilings, curly lambrequins, an abundance of red and gold elements.
The halls are decorated by the collection of prints of contemporary artists – art stars Marc Quinn and Takashi Murakami, as well as others - younger and less known, mainly British (Dan Baldwin, Conor Harrington, Van Donna, Robert Hilmerson and others). Inclination of these works to pop art and street art supposes fragmentary collages and compositions, which, again, gets along well with the historical and pseudo-historical inclusions in the interior.