Ukraine as a Leader of Paris Design Week

22.09.17
Ukraine as a Leader of Paris Design Week

Paris Design Week runs on September 8-16, 2017, coinciding with the Maison & Objet furniture fair.

An extension of the MAISON & OBJET trade fair, Paris Design Week provides an international platform for young and emerging design talent. Organised across Paris and comprising over 180 venues, including some of the city’s premier exhibition spaces (art galleries, museums and cultural institutes, like La Maison Rouge, 104 and the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature) as well as concept stores and even hotels and restaurants, the week-long design ‘itinerary’ is free of charge, inviting the public to discover the year’s newest collections and prototypes. Taking a broad-based view of design, the show features everything from furniture and home décor to fashion, art and even gastronomy.

This year the design team from Ukraine will present 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).
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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 colours of material and spiritual life.

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The architect Sergey Makhno and his Sergey Makhno Architects studio presents a collection of items "Transformation of silence» (lamps, furniture, decorations). The central elements of the exposition by the Sergey Makhno Architects studio will be 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 will present items of several designers: lamps from the collection Family of "NUT" by Julia Kononenko, a decorative interior object "Flight Shadows" by Artem Zakharchenko, a hanger by Ulyana Zachkevych and Stanislav Boichuk and the MZPA's own invention - an armchair "The Planet".

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The graphic artist Nataliya Kolpakova presents a niche collection of silk scarves with author's prints, Sky Art Foundation will present a new collection of art ceramics by sculptor Yurii Musatov - "My Planet", Valerii and Kateryna Kuznetsov (decorkuznetsov) together with the designer of light Nikolay 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 Kabluki will present a light installation "Depth". Designers from the SVOYA Studio in Dnipro will present a chair "BUFFALO" manufactured at D-borisov, a furniture brand of new thinking MoDi presents the winner of the Red Dot Design Award in 2016 - the Tao Sofa that was designed by Pavel Vetrov, Slava Balbek demonstrates the transformation of design thinking with the chair BB0 from personal collection of designer BB.
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