An apartment in a prominent "general" house made of red brick on Gruzinskaya Street was bought specifically for the workshop in 2012.
The whole interior is the work of the hostess. All that can be seen in the workshop, Eugene invented herself. Only an electrician and plumbing system designed assistant. Eugene wanted to preserve the rough texture of the brick, but the red color was not suitable for filming, so the walls were repainted. Used facade glaze paint of a milky shade, two layers were enough for the desired effect.
Initially, there were two rooms with a long corridor: very small - with two windows and a living room plus a kitchen and a separate bathroom. During the repair, all the walls were demolished, they found the supporting structure and opened the old beams. According to the idea, there should have been a suspended ceiling, but the hostess accidentally discovered these beams the night before the planned work and decided to leave them, clean and insulate them. The workshop is located on the top floor with access to the attic of a trench building. When they climbed there, they came across the inscription "Lucy, 1945", apparently, children played here when the city was on the defensive.
"I always dreamed of a workshop with open beams, brick walls and large windows to shoot with natural light. In this apartment everything happened, as if by magic."
The second level appeared by chance. Eugene decided that almost four meters of ceilings in the development room were useless, so they made a mezzanine. Now there is a berth.
With things and furniture, the space grew gradually. Almost any story can be remembered. All the friends of the landlady know: if someone is preparing to demolish something old, you need to call Zhenya.
A solid oak couch was discovered in the Leninsky district. Eugene independently dragged it and now uses it for filming. The chest of drawers came from the Provmyz art group. The dining table is also someone else's gift. Chairs - a legacy from the old owners of the apartment, were trophy. During their restoration on the springs, the master discovered German seals. "Tin chandelier" was made by the dad of the mistress. Behind the closet in the hallway I had to go to the Chkalovsky district; the mirror, which now also stands in the hallway, was found somewhere by photographer Anya Lipman. The screen appeared on the tip of the photographer Mila Artemyeva. They did not repaint it, they just dragged it.
An art object in the form of a dog on a dresser - with its own story. "We shot a film with the Provmyz art group, there should have been a scene with a dog on fire. The artist Alexander Lavrov made a real shepherd mannequin. After the fire, there was one wreck, the guys from the film crew wanted to bury it, but I have a hand I’ve not risen. This is a work of art, so I cleaned it and put it here, in the most prominent place. "
The paintings on the marine theme are painted by the artist Irina Bylinkina, on the opposite wall is the work of Rustam Adyukov entitled "Modesty."
Sofa bed - "Ikea". Zhenya repainted it too. The column here is not an interior item, but photo props. I got the hostess when they disbanded some kind of furniture store.
A large round object on the wall - a dried bush of an adapted version of tumbleweed, grows on the hills in the areas of the Fantastika shopping center.
In the workshop there are almost no photographs of Eugenia herself, but several paintings of her hands hang in the kitchen. On the shelves, in the cabinets - a huge number of small gizmos brought from travels: an antique cow of the 40s, a quencher, candle holders, saucers.
The portrait of a man on the shelves was also found by photographer Anya Lipman in the attic of the Pedagogical University. "He scares everyone, but it seems to me that this is some kind-hearted professor."
On the wall above the chest of drawers, by the way, you can find the former place of the potbelly stove on fresh brick.
The house itself is a 19th century building. Here were the Bugrovsky barracks for military personnel. On the remaining rings, which are located around the perimeter of the house, you can guess that there used to be a stable here. Naturally, there were no apartment divisions, only barracks long areas. If you pay attention to the walls, you can see the traces of the laid arches.
The workshop gathered a million stories. Amazing silence reigns here. The windows overlook the courtyard, and the light that penetrates inside turns out to be truly magical: unsharp, soft - what is needed for filming.