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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #1350 on: May 19, 2022, 07:58:59 am »
The tea House on Myasnitskaya (Perlov's Tea Shop) is a three—storey building used from 1893 to 1917 as a tea shop and an apartment building. It was built in 1893 by architect Roman Klein and belonged to merchant Sergei Vasilyevich Perlov.

In 1895, it became known about the arrival of the extraordinary Ambassador and Chancellor of the Chinese Empire Li Hongzhang at the coronation of Nicholas II. Hoping to attract the attention of a high-ranking guest and conclude exclusive contracts for the supply of tea, Sergey Perlov decided to rebuild his own house in Oriental style. The entrepreneur turned to the young architect Karl Gippius.


The bright and unusual building immediately attracted the attention of Muscovites, however, upon arriving in the city, Li Hongzhang preferred to visit representatives of the older branch of the trading house. He visited the estate of Semyon Perlov, who at that time was in charge of the enterprise "V. Perlov and Sons". Nevertheless, the architectural features of the house in the pseudo-Chinese style became a successful advertising move and the store was popular. The brothers managed to withstand competition due to a competent marketing policy: Semyon Perlov offered a mass product, while the establishment on Myasnitskaya was visited mainly by representatives of the aristocracy and the merchant guild. It was Sergey Perlov who first started selling tea in tin cans, and the goods were presented to honorary customers in crystal caskets



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #1351 on: May 20, 2022, 01:46:24 pm »
The tea House on Myasnitskaya (Perlov's Tea Shop) is a three—storey building used from 1893 to 1917 as a tea shop and an apartment building. It was built in 1893 by architect Roman Klein and belonged to merchant Sergei Vasilyevich Perlov.

In 1895, it became known about the arrival of the extraordinary Ambassador and Chancellor of the Chinese Empire Li Hongzhang at the coronation of Nicholas II. Hoping to attract the attention of a high-ranking guest and conclude exclusive contracts for the supply of tea, Sergey Perlov decided to rebuild his own house in Oriental style. The entrepreneur turned to the young architect Karl Gippius.


The bright and unusual building immediately attracted the attention of Muscovites, however, upon arriving in the city, Li Hongzhang preferred to visit representatives of the older branch of the trading house. He visited the estate of Semyon Perlov, who at that time was in charge of the enterprise "V. Perlov and Sons". Nevertheless, the architectural features of the house in the pseudo-Chinese style became a successful advertising move and the store was popular. The brothers managed to withstand competition due to a competent marketing policy: Semyon Perlov offered a mass product, while the establishment on Myasnitskaya was visited mainly by representatives of the aristocracy and the merchant guild. It was Sergey Perlov who first started selling tea in tin cans, and the goods were presented to honorary customers in crystal caskets



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That's a truly unique 19th Century interpretation of Asian architecture. Very interesting project and the motivation for it. It certainly would have called the attention of Muscovites, even if it wasn't looked at by the ambassador.

It reminds me of the Chinese ambassador's private house in Mexico City in the mid 70s.  His house was a couple of blockw away from ours. It was a mix of 1970s contemporary architecture and Oriental/ pagoda styled roofs.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #1352 on: May 20, 2022, 08:24:13 pm »
It looks like the old buildings in Chinatowns in American cities, but better.