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In Moscow, Crosby Studio Home is a mixed-use concept store combining elements of a living room, café, boutique, social gathering space, and design studio. The focal point of the eclectic store is a sunken blue lounge, reminiscent of a pool of water.
The Crosby Studio Home brand was established in 2020 by artist, designer and interior architect Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios. Upon entering the 2220 square meter flagship, visitors encounter the sunken blue lounge which is surrounded by an installation of furniture and home goods from the Crosby Studios Home’s debut collection. The eclectic and eye-catching pieces include velour dining chairs, a velvet sofa, rugs in the shape of swans, humanoid body pillows, and a furry blue ottoman.
The space also features a café and bar, which functions much like an experimental gastronomy lab. The menu includes an assortment of cobalt blue foods, including blue patisserie, blue loaves of bread, blue chocolate bars, gourmet sandwiches with blue buns and blue glitter champagne, amongst other ‘Crosby Blue’ bites. The food items are dyed naturally using butterfly pea flower powder and charcoal powder.
Says Nuriev of Crosby Studio Home: ‘The concept store is a place for people to find inspiration, recharge, drink coffee, go on a date, or shop for a new candle or chair. Everything in the space is for sale – from cookies to high-end, hand-crafted furniture pieces. Since this is also our new headquarters, we hope to attract aspiring architects and designers so that they can use Crosby Studios as a resource and wellspring of ideas. Visitors can even watch the Crosby Studios design team in action as they sit beyond a glass wall – almost as if you’re at an open-kitchen restaurant watching the chef prepare your food.’