Russia 2018 – On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, Moscow 2018 – a spin off of the Italian design fair – the Salone Satellite exhibition gave voice to some of the most up and coming talents who presented innovative solutions inspired by traditional craftsmanship and Russian culture. Check these 7 emerging Russian designers.
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Alexandra Pikunova is a second year furniture design student based in Moscow. Inspired by Workers’ Club exhibition by Russian avant-garde artist A. Rodchenko for Paris Expo 1925, the designer created XXX Hanger, a functional and expandable wardrobe system which can work for both public spaces and private apartment. The simple design folds open to provide extra space for cloth hanging, and can be pleated flat when not used.
Natasha Musorina is a Moscow-based product designer with a scientific inprint: her degree in mathematics and work experience in the IT business contribute to her creative approach combining technology with aesthetics. At Salone Satellite she presented AUSOS, a smart lamp which recreates the natural colours, intensity and brightness of Nordic sunrises. It digitally tunes with the mobile alarm clock to switch on very smoothly with a change in the spectrum from blue through pinkish to day white. Then the alarm goes on.
Russian Designer Taras Zheltyshev has studied at the Siberian Medical University and at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, he recently launched the Soma Interior design studio, workshop and online portal. At Salone Satellite he presented Lymphochair, a seat with a calming and therapeutic mission which was inspired by the rounded and ‘whitish’ shape of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells protecting our bodies from diseases. Read more…
Moscow-based designer Ivan Basov presented the Flower table collection made from wood, MDF, colored veneers and brass, and finished with polyester varnishes. Inspired by multicolor petals, the designs “perfectly live both individually and create a whole composition, visually complementing each other”. The series was created for the Moscow-based furniture company FORS FURNITURE. The designer is to showcase his works at Milan Design Week 2019 as a winner of the Salone Satellite Moscow Award.
Founded by Litvina Olga and Kharchenko Alexey, Mayna architecture and design studio believes in simplicity, lightness and functionality. They Tower lamp collection rethinks the living room as a landscape and the floor lamp as its landmark architecture. The designs were conceived as an architectural building and involving the user as active part of the construction of the tower.
Andrey Budko is a product designer based in Moscow. At Salone Satellite he presented VORS, a series of felt carpets with machine embroidery which pay tribute to the children’s memory of those who were born in 70’s and 80’s. “Factories in USSR were producing millions and millions of oriental-style looking carpets a year, and they were not a great quality or price. But still it was perceived as an item of affordable luxury and therefore was hanging on the wall, as to be kept intact and seen. There was always a carpet in our playgrounds.”
Moscow-based designer Dina Akkubekova, presented the DNA quirky coat hanger created as part of my studies at Moscow Stroganov Higher School of Arts. A wooden structure composed of a mast with hangers disposed like a DNA spiral is covered with elastic textiles creating an odd shape. The project was awarded by Salone Satellite jury for “reinterpreting iconic design pieces in a contemporary way”.