Winter Tale is the name we gave to the highly demanding project we completed for a top global hotel chain to the design of ARCHPOINT studio.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is located at the beginning of Tverskaya Street in the very heart of Moscow.
The Brass Workshop contributed to the remodeling of O2 Lounge, the restaurant with a view on the 12th floor of the hotel (https://www.ritzcarlton.com/ru/hotels/europe/moscow). The restaurant, which has an outdoor terrace, offers a breathtaking view of the Kremlin and Red Square.
The project drew on our competencies in working with both brass and stainless steel. Our masters hand-crafted some unique interior décor items for the restaurant’s public spaces.
In total, we made two stainless steel panels with a “rippling water” effect, six integrated brass sinks, two brass tabletops, and a genuine object of art from polished stainless steel for the restaurant’s public areas.
The polished stainless steel objects return mirror-like reflections of the restaurant’s top-of-the-line stone and ceramic finishing, designer lighting fixtures, and other elements of décor, casting flickers of reflected light across the entire area.
Every item required its own tooling accessories. The art object, specially, took an extraordinary amount of preparations. The design bureau only gave us a sketchy drawing with dimensions. The Brass Workshop’s metal artist had to complete and elaborate the concept, moving forward by trial and error. A couple of stainless steel sheets had to be scrapped. But the eventual result was a veritable masterpiece. The joint between the straight top and bottom sections is particularly impressive on the Winter Tale art object. The joint is welded and polished like the rest of the metal. The hand-polished, differently angled facets of the surface give it a look resembling the sculptures of the Swiss artist Helidon Xhixha.
The integrated sinks of polished and patinated brass (https://latuns.ru/product-category/materials/) are fitted with borders concealing the sharp angles. The distressed bronze coloration of the sinks clashes with the mirror-polished stainless steel. The sinks have been treated with a protective formula that will conserve the original technical condition of the sinks, as well as their dignified bronze color, for ages.
We are pleased to note that the work contributed by the Brass Workshop has enhanced the level of chic in the restaurant area of the celebrated Ritz-Carlton Moscow. Going forward, we very much hope to contribute exclusive decorative artworks to other luxury hotel properties in Moscow.