Officers club Ramovė

Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., A. Mickevičiaus g. 19

Lithuanian Armed Forces officers club „Ramovė“ ranks among the grandest and most luxury structures built during the interwar period in Kaunas. Located right next to the busiest traffic artery – Laisvės alėja – the imposing design is penetrated by nationalistic symbolism and decorative folk motifs. Particularly impressive are the interior decorations of the Presidential Chamber and of Vytautas the Great compartment. Not only are they decorated with traditional building materials, such as oak, but they also house a unique set of hand-crafted furniture. Although the stylistic eclecticism of the Presidential Chamber furnishing received some criticism from the contemporary commentators, these designs nowadays stand out as particularly original examples of Lithuanian furniture. Worth noting also are the technological innovations incorporated in the building; a whole structure is equipped with the most progressive ventilation, lighting and communication systems manufactured by such high-profile companies as AEG and Philips.

Kristina Rimkutė