And the winners are

Four young talens to represent Russian design at SaloneSatellite 2019 in Milan.


Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow 2018 traditionally welcomed the works of young designers partaking in SaloneSatellite Moscow. The market saw the interpretations of modern conceptions and ideas by 36 talents selected among the best students of the most excellent design schools across Russia and also Latvia.

Anna Strupinskaya, object designer and founder of her own studio, became the winner of the contest as she presented the lamp Hako. The object comprised Japanese philosophy, the craft of carpentry and additive manufacturing. Hako is based on Japanese idea about any untreated wood being more pure and beautiful than anything a human can make. Thus Anna Strupinskaya chose and untreated piece of a hundreds-year-old pine tree. It was scanned with a 3D scanner and the missing half was reconstructed by the means of 3D print. The upper part of the lamp is half transparent, and by emitting the light of covered led lamps it accents the perfect bark pattern.

The second place was given to Dina Akkubekova, a second-year student at Stroganov MSUAI’s furniture design department. She created a hanger resembling a DNA membrane, the talent managed to both pay homage to renowned design objects and make a bold claim.

Ivan Basov took home the third prize. He is soon graduating from Stroganov MSUAI’s furniture design department. Despite being a student, Basov already has an impressive portfolio. For the contest, he made a Flower table collection that greatly resembles a collage of flower petals.

Andrey Budko was honored with the special award. He devised a series of carpets under the name Carpet Like a Russian. Andrey successfully presented Russian style avoiding vulgarity and notorious national symbols. His felt carpets are decorated with a modest bicolor embroidery.


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