Chocolate Room by Elena Kliment
On February 13, in the interior and delicatessen center mc2, located on the 68a Krasta street, Riga, took place an event for lovers of the sweet life – for the first time in Latvian capital was publicly presented chocolate room. Riga joined those few cities where the chocolate rooms are built in life size. In Riga – an area of the chocolate room is 20 square meters, according to the media reports. The chocolate room perfectly combines delicacies, which is the chocolate, and the interior, presented as the real room with designer furniture in natural size. The author of Chocolate Room – famous Belarusian chocolate sculptor Elena Kliment. To create a room was used chocolate produced in different parts of the world: Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, New Zealand.
Chocolatiers, the author of the room, said that this is the only room in the world, which has its own smell. And believes that the creation of a chocolate room is a bit like working on sculptures of ice. Working with chocolate is interesting and difficult at the same time, because strictly needed to maintain the temperature of 35-40 degrees. If the chocolate gets warmer it more quickly melts and loses its shape.
Complexity and painstaking work can be estimated by the example of small parts. Paintings on the walls are also made of chocolate. The room is made in three colors that correspond to the main types of chocolate: Black (bitter), brown (milk) and white.
Before it was difficult to imagine that amount of chocolate in one place. It is reported that for the creation of chocolate room was used 600 kg of chocolate. More than 50 different objects are made in full size: table with utensils, chairs, sofa, cat, dog, paintings, clocks, fireplace and even firewood in it.
The Chocolate Room was created within two months. For transportation of its parts needed special transport with special temperature conditions. To see the chocolate room is possible until March 22, 2015.