Exposition of the Ukrainian industrial designers and artists at PDW 2017
Now! Le Off – Les Docks: 9-13 September
Ukrainian Cultural Centre: 8-13 September (22, Avenue de Messine) Vernissage: 8/09, 19:00
This year the design team from Ukraine presented the project “Transformation” at two locations: Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design and Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Paris (22 Avenue de Messine).
Each year the design changes the surface of objects and strives for its outstanding appearance. Or, on the contrary, tends to simplify and tries to find the perfect form that is free of redundancy. The purpose of the exposition is to demonstrate the ability of objects to transform space and consciousness. There are objects that have a transformation function. Exhibits may be for the specific domestic use or be just accessories that create and transform the atmosphere in which people not only exist and operate but “live” and feel all the colors of material and spiritual life.
The architect Sergey Makhno and his studio Sergey Makhno Architects presented a collection of items “Transformation of silence” (lamps, furniture, decorations). The central elements of the exposition by the studio Sergey Makhno Architects were two winners of the Red Dot Design Award – concrete tile Tetrapod and multifunctional tile Flapjack, in which the designers embodied the concept of “recycling”.
The company MZPA (Mazeppa) presented items of several designers: lamps from the collection Family of “NUT” by Yulia Kononenko, a decorative interior object “Flight Shadows” by Artem Zakharchenko, a hanger by Ulyana Zachkevych and Stanislav Boychuk and the MZPA’s own invention – an armchair “The Planet”.
The graphic artist Nataliya Kolpakova presented a niche collection of silk scarves with author’s prints, Sky Art Foundation presented a new collection of art ceramics by sculptor Yuriy Musatov -“My Planet”, Valerii and Kateryna Kuznetsovy (decorkuznetsov) together with the designer of light Mykola Kabluka (Expolight) have created a light installation “The Pulse of Life”, using as the basis for its installation their own invention – the recycling creature “Entity”, the Expolight ArtGlass laboratory of Nikolay Kabluka was present a light installation “Depth”.
Designers from the SVOYA Studio in Dnipro were present a chair “BUFFALO” manufactured at D-borisov, a furniture brand of new thinking MoDi presented the winner of the Red Dot Design Award in 2016 – the Tao Sofa that was designed by Pavel Vetrov, Slava Balbek demonstrated the transformation of design thinking with the chair BB0 from personal collection of designer BB.
The project is supported by the Embassy of Ukraine in France and Mrs. Irena Karpa, First Secretary for Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of Ukraine in France.
Project organizers: Anastasiia Biletska, Sana Shevchenko (CREAHEART promotion), Olga Bogdanova (PROSTIR86).
Media support: «Prima interior», «Home ideas supply», «Domus Design», «Dom I Interier».
Sponsors and Partners: МАЇNO, Arctika Dnipro, Music Нall, Сabasse, VAVILON