A Russian Interior Design Masterpiece by Vadim Maltsev
Modern yet classical. Simplistic but simultaneously complex. Vadim Maltsev’s ‘Russian Renaissance’ project captivated Love Happens from the moment we laid eyes on it!
The young ideological designer-inspirer and art director of his self-named brand, VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN & DECOR | FURNITURE, has been creating exceptional design since he began in 2010. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York, Vadim established his firm. He quickly attracted the attention of the Italian bureau Ciarmoli Queda Studio with whom he collaborated on numerous projects as he rapidly grew his international practice. A creator of interiors and furnishings, Vadim’s designs blend contemporary and classical styles bursting with personality and boldness.
With the completion of the Russian Renaissance project, Vadim and his team created a truly unique and inspiring space. A modern interior which beautifully honors Russian history.
Inspiration was drawn from books and films about Russia, its folk traditions and customs. A remarkable series of Fabergé masterpieces created for the Russian imperial family and private buyers between 1885 and 1917 also served as a point of inspiration for the project.
In the apartment’s dining room, a stunning organic inspired chandelier by the New York-based brand Pelle serves as a dazzling focal point. The delicate gold geometric fixture strewn with white blossoms hangs above one of Vadim’s own designs. A classic marble, wood and brass oval dining table named RENAISSANCE. Lastly, a warm and inviting touch of red enters the space with four Nahema dining chairs by KOKET. Their slender black legs and brass details perfectly complimenting the table.
Alluring works of art by the imaginative Russian photo-based artist Uldus Bakhtiozina add to the interior’s magical intrigue.
Faith and religion played an integral part of
Grand modern doors by the Italian brand Rimadesio, eloquently represent the way in which the space transitions from historical to modern.
In the hall, sconces by the Italian studio Apparatus hang above Vadim Maltsev’s BYZANTIUM console. A striking design that also recalls the iconic arched vault.
Beneath the arched ceiling of the hall is the impressive Rimadesio Cover, a freestanding wardrobe, which serves as a wall, storage, and showcase for decorative and collectible items.
In the bedroom, large sliding doors, also by Rimadesio, separat the sleeping space from the dressing room and bath.
On the bathroom ceiling, a Renaissance style fresco depicting a biblical scene brings a sense of the classical past to the spaces modern feeling tile and chandeliers. Historical references are also seen in the custom sink vanity. Covered in white ceramic tiles set in a pattern inspired by the architecture of Christian cathedrals and Russian architecture.
In this brilliant project, Vadim Maltsev demonstrates that Russian design is a powerful force with new and young talents. The firm also re-establishes a true and unshakable love for Russianness! With projects from New York to Australia, we cannot wait to see what this innovative and inspiring firm comes up with next!
Words by Anna Beck Bimba
All Images Courtesy of Vadim Maltsev Design & Decor