The Ars Vivendi Project will be opening a café and shop in the centre of Perm in the New Year. Now, as well as at 28 Lodygin Street, the Studio’s products will also be available at 61V Permskaya Street.
According to Sarah and Sergey Zakharov, founders of the Ars Vivendi Studio for people with additional needs in Perm, restoration of the Permskaya Ulitsa building has been under way for several months now.
The building was in a sorry state, and a great deal of work has been needed in order to restore it.
The entire roof and all the ceilings have had to be replaced, and work is now under way to replace communications networks and complete internal finishes.
The opening of a second shop was prompted by an increase in the studio’s product range and a desire to have an outlet in the city centre to allow more people get to know Ars Vivendi and its products.
“In the shop, everyone will be able to find something to improve their life and make it beautiful,” says Sergey. Customers will find interior design and home decor items, serving trays, oven gloves, coffee tables and souvenirs. Studio designers always use natural materials such as linen, cotton or wood etc. The main feature of the Ars Vivendi range is its European design and its attention to detail which creates a sense of comfort.
Sarah Zakharova sees the opening of the café as the realisation of a dream. She wanted to open a comfortable place in the centre of Perm, where people with additional needs would work and guests would be able to enjoy good coffee with freshly baked pastries or buy bread to take home.
The pandemic has pushed back the opening of the café and shop a little, but it is still happening. In the future, the creators of Ars Vivendi have big plans to open branches in every part of the city.
The Ars Vivendi studios began operating in Perm in 2018. Sarah Zakharova (-Güttler) managed a similar project in Duisburg, and after moving to Perm with her husband, Sergey Zakharov, they decided to open a studio here. Now about 25 people with additional needs study and work in the studios.