The interior of the guest hall on the ground floor is soft, slightly darkened, having to rest after (or up to?) bath procedures. It is created at the junction of several directions and includes elements of different styles.

Name project: BANSHIKI
location: Degtyarnaya street 1, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Function: russian restaurant
Area: 546m2
Status: realization 2017
Designers: Polina Masiianskaia
Constructor: Anatolii Mozalevskii, Anna Sokolovskaya, Anna Koroban
Photo: Sergey Melnikov

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The relaxed atmosphere and attention to comfort give birth to it with the interiors of mountain chalets close in spirit. It ‘s more of a cozy country house.

Traditional motives, inevitably arising from the brave definition of “Russian cuisine,” are more widely read. They are served not directly, but flirting with the guest, in their “architectural” transfer – these are both massive oak portals and scored wooden panels “checkers” (sent to the traditional dome roof), and embroidery “cross” on metal nets. Archaism is supported by decorative filling – samovars, pitchers, firewood.

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At the same time, there are many elements of the 20th century: furniture in the style of the 1950s, a lot of spoons, flower wallpaper, crystal bras, round tables under the tablecloth, living room plants – the collective image of something resembles the eclectic print of a rapidly changing century.

A welcoming outdoor bar with a vintage counter gives a drop of aristocratism, and handmade fringe chandeliers brought in from London are like a fine trophy in times of shortage. Almanac of different layers of the Soviet era with a red thread passes through all halls of the restaurant, claiming the “home” atmosphere.

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The most dressed of it was embodied in the interior of the hall of the second floor.

It continues the combination of traditional motifs and elements of the 20th century, but now through the lens of the “rich dining room” of post-revolutionary time: windows to the floor, framed by heavy velvet porters with picks, art parquet, handmade buffets with crystal dishes, fireplace with vintage holds, wallpaper with ornament, massive crystal chandeliers.

The end wall of the hall is solved by hand-made linen cloth-tightened panels. The interior is solemn, festive, tables with snow-white tablecloths and dress-up service.

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A little bit alone on the second floor there was an office. It agrees professor reobrazhenskiy, there should be many rooms in the house, performing only the functions assigned to them: sleep in the bedroom, eat only in the dining room, and work in the office. Space is intended for closed events and functionally divided into three areas – dining room, recreation area and fireplace area with a library.


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