Some time ago we showed you another project by the Russian design studio Vadim Maltsev Design & Deco, but since we find Maltsev's style so inspiring, we would like to lead you through one of the designer's beautiful and extravagant interiors once again. Follow us to St. Petersburg and take a look at the 'Avant-garde' project.
For this property in the Russian capital, Vadim Maltsev was inspired by the rich history of his native country. The interior represents the amazing beginning of the era of 'new time' and 'new opportunities' in the post-revolutionary period of the 1920s. This was a period of new economic policies and new horizons. Changes in society often inspire artists and writers for their work, and that was also the case here. Architects were able to think more broadly and in an extraordinary way, and artists caused the canon of traditional art schools to explode. This atmosphere of new hope and daring new styles is central to this interior.
Maltsev used simple and clean colours and strong graphic decoration.
The duplex apartment is located in the heart of the city in the old outbuilding of the Sheremetyevsky Palace. Maltsev used simple and clean colours and strong graphic decoration. Strong colours such as red, blue and yellow contrast with the dominant palette of black, white and grey. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and a nice living room where you can see the mezzanine level where a guest bedroom is.
In the master bedroom, the historical symbolism immediately comes to the fore. Above the bed there are two pictures of Uldus Bakhtionzina's 'Circus' series. They tell of the revolution and opposition of the White and Red Movements. Everything has a historical note. Just look at the Malevich artwork and abstract painting by Pierre Soulages in the living room. The beautiful console table here was designed by Vadim Maltsev himself. The work of art in the dining room is by Tatlin. Every detail in the apartment breathes the avant-garde era.