Kremlin Halls restoration, Mosca, Russia
In 1998, the Russian Government wished to restore to its original beauty the two Kremlin’s Halls of St. Andrew and St. Alexander, whose original furniture and decorations had been destroyed by Stalin. The tender was won by a Florentine firm which subcontracted the orders for the bronzes to the Fonderia Marinelli. The work began in 1998 and ended in 2000. Designs based on all the destroyed decorations were recreated: gigantic chandeliers, huge wall sconces and large wall sculptures. After the model’s approval, the work continued with the casting, retouching and gilding of the large amount of artifacts.