A homemade paint booth, a coffee table and a baby grand piano on the menu at a cafe in Krasnoyarsk
A Ukrainian cafe in southern Russia is showing off its art with homemade paint booths and coffee tables.
Krasnaya Polyana in Kirovograd has created a booth filled with colorful watercolors and hand painted wooden chairs in a way that seems to be from a contemporary art world.
Art and design students from Kirovechny university designed the space, which is decorated with art murals.
One of the students, Yuri Pashuk, who designed the wooden chairs, said the furniture was created by hand to make sure it was sturdy and functional.
“We wanted to bring to life a certain spirit of our city and bring it to life in an art and design context,” he told the Interfax news agency.
Pashuk’s studio has been working on the project since January, but only recently began to create the finished furniture.
“The process was pretty much done in one day,” he said.
“I have been working with a local artist who has done the artwork, and we will start to paint the furniture,” Pashuks assistant, Andrei Gusev, told the RBC news agency, adding that the furniture will be ready for customers at the end of the month.
The project comes as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that Russia could be the new European epicenter for the production of new weapons.
The Russian President said that Russia will not be a “giant in the making” of weapons, but a “one-stop shop” for them.