Stationery – Young designers Sasha Braulov and Nasya Kopteva weren’t comfortable about Russian avant-garde architecture being under-estimated by Russians. That’s why they paid homage to it with a set of sustainable stationery designs inspired by some of the most iconic buildings including the Melnikov House and the Red Banner Textile Factory.
The Russian avant-garde collection consists of 10 different stationery elements that correspond to a famous Russian avant-garde architecture. The designs are inspired by the bare volumes of the iconic movement that shaped the beginning of the XX century – Watch VIDEO.
The volumes of the Melnikov House inspired a paper clips magnet holder. The Communication Industry – Workers’ Place of Culture becomes a pencil sharpener with a business-cards holder. The chimney of the Red Banner textile factory turns into a ruler.
The Moskow Raysovjet inspired a minimal eraser while the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage becomes a post-it holder. The Communal House of the Textile Institute are re-imagined stationery-wise; and so on…
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“By designing object that embodied the inspiration Russian avant-garde, we wanted to express love and gratitude” say Sasha Braulov and Nasya Kopteva to ArchiPanic. “It is sad to realise that avant-garde is under-appreciated in its homeland, Russia. A large number of architectural masterpieces could have been and should have been in a far better condition”.
The designers had a double goal. On a side they focused on creating really functional objects that took into account constructivism imprint: enhancing rationality over nonfunctional beauty. On the other side they strived to make truly ecological designs by making use of natural materials like residues of the carpentry process.
“This is how this set came about, A collection of few small functional items which remind people of such a remarkable period in Russian architecture. An homage to Russian avant-garde and a modest contribution to the treasury of memory that works also as a baby eco-friendly construction kit” add Sasha Braulov and Nasya Kopteva.