BUTTON TABLE
by Olga Prozorova

“DUGA” LAMP
by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

“TRIO” LAMP
by Irina Kanyuk

“ROUNDABOUT” TABLE
by Anna Pushkareva

“BLANKET” CHAIR
by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

“APPLE” CHAIR
by Elvira Ziyangirova

“DANDELION” LAMP
by Anna Davydova

MA&MA
by collective student’s work of ArtFuture Design School curated by Ekaterina Prozorova

BUTTON-TABLE

carried by 4 “matryoska” legs reveals the potential of scale in developing new images. It also offers the storage function inside dolls or could transform into set of 4 low seats and a table

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Author - Olga Prozorova

“DUGA” LAMP

was inspired by part of harness, often used in famous Russian “troika”. It is a floor standing light source both decorative and functional

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Author - Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

“TRIO” LAMP

is in painted wood cut in traditional technique which is used in matryoshka production

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Author - Irina Kanyuk

“FOREST” LIGHT INSTALLATION

is made of flat transparent surfaces with punched vegetating ornament, based on modular composition idea

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Author - Elena Vasilyeva

“ROUNDABOUT” TABLE

is a multiplication of silhouette, composed in triangle form which gives an illusion of moving figures like in carousel

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Author - Anna Pushkareva

“BLANKET” CHAIR

is inspired by idea of small private space - a chair and a warming blanket in one

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Author - Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

“APPLE” CHAIR

uses traditional felt making technique applied to a famous sitting item - a sack filled with foamed polystyrene, also reminding a string bag for fruit or vegetables

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Author - Elvira Ziyangirova

“DANDELION” LAMP

is in paper showing a lightness and delicate nature of a flower

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Author - Anna Davydova

MA&MA

is a storage place in a form of hollow inside matryoshka, revealing one of its main features - to use inner space to store something. Colored in suprematist Malevich manner it contains first letters of artist surname in the title, which is also Russian word for “mother” and so symbolizing womanhood and life itself

by collective student’s work of ArtFuture Design School curated by Ekaterina Prozorova

Press publications

Live@ICFF Schools: ArtFuture
Metropolismag.com Monday, May 17, 2010
Gallery - NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK 2010
core77.com design magazine & resource

About school

Our teaching program offers 8 courses: Interior design, Graphic design, Fashion design, Product design, Landscape design, Design Psychology, Web design, Painting and Drawing. The length of each course depends on artistic skills of each student. It ranges from six months to two and a half scholastic year. We are in earnest about the quality of our education. That’s why the teaching program is worked out on basis of higher education. The experience of our teachers who combine teaching with practice helped us to do so. Most teachers of our school are members of the Union of Artists and the Union of Designers of Russia. At the end of each course a successful graduate gets a diploma in extended professional education.

ArtFuture Design School takes an active part at international furniture exhibitions: Isaloni (SaloneSatellite exposition, Milan, Italy, April 2009), IMM cologne ([D3] design talents exposition, Cologne, Germany, January 2010), Stockholm Furniture Fair (Green house exposition, Stockholm, Sweden, February 2010), ICFF (New York, USA, May 2010).
ArtFuture Design School collaborates with several European universities.
ArtFuture Design School and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano are pleased to present their St. Petersburg to Milano joint Summer Session. The program includes 3 weeks of tuition taking place from June 28th to July 2nd in St. Petersburg at ArtFuture and from July 5th to July 16th in Milan at NABA.
In St. Petersburg students can choose among the following courses:

  1. Introduction to Fashion Design (St. Petersburg)
    • «Russian Suprematism, Cubism, Futurism And Their Influence on Fashion Design in the 21st Century.»
  2. Introduction to Graphic Design (St. Petersburg)
    • «St. Petersburg, the city of Dostoevsky.»
  3. Introduction to Interior Design (St. Petersburg)
    • «The water element in the urban environment.»

The above courses can be combined with a two-week course at NABA:

  1. The Introduction to Fashion Design course in St. Petersburg can be combined with one of the following courses that will be held at NABA in Milan from July 5th to July 16th
    • Introduction to Fashion Design
    • Introduction to Fashion Marketing
    • Introduction to Fashion Styling
    • Introduction to Fashion Photography
    • Fashion Design Studio
  2. The Introduction to Graphic Design course in St. Petersburg can be combined with one of the following courses that will be held at NABA in Milan from July 5th to July 16th
    • Introduction to Graphic Design
    • Introduction to Fashion Photography
  3. The Introduction to Interior Design course in St. Petersburg can be combined with one of the following courses that will be held at NABA in Milan from July 5th to July 16th
    • Introduction to Interior Design
    • Introduction to Product Design

For further information on this special Summer Session, please contact mail@artfuture.ru

Need more information?

Here you can download the presentation (~1.9 MB) of Design school "ArtFuture", or visit our site www.artfuture.ru (only in russian for now)

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More information about the "&" project

Based on interconnection of traditional images and contemporary structures, the project reveals several themes developed by «ArtFuture» design school students and graduates together with project curators. The participants were suggested to use one of Russian traditional images — matryoshka (as a silhouette, structure or segments) for developing contemporary interior items. Prime planes, inspired by Malevich suprematism, and modular systems of construction were accepted as a starting point for creating modern space. The traditional living, closely connected with nature, reveals emotional attitude for matters. The authentic way of life ub Russian village provided natural though functional forms that never loose their charm and are capable to evolve and acquire new meanings. The ecological forms just as hay mattresses, felt coverings, wooden furniture are capable to bring freshness and warmth into strict urban living.

Project curators

Ekaterina Prozorova, e.p@artfuture.ru
Maria Morozova, m.m@artfuture.ru

Exhibition photos

The first photo, our project after installation