Steppe inside

100% Design defects to Russia this weekend, giving local talent the opportunity to show off their ground-breaking furniture design skills

London’s 100% Design show heads east this weekend to Moscow, where nine Russian designers and consultancies are showing off their talents and competing for Best Design of an Interior Object award. The winner, announced on Friday, will be offered the chance to exhibit their work in London in September.

Aleksandr Matveev’s Tipsy lounge seat, designed for clubs and bars, sits alongside Maxim Dolgov’s Dining Table with Chairs. The latter’s seats pull out and turn 90 degrees to open and can be painted or decorated with photographs. Konstantin Larin has created a Wickerwork chair and sofa from natural twine, and Dinar Shamsiev has designed three chaises longues from plywood, acrylic and metal.

Other shortlisted designers include Anna Taguti, Vadim Kibardin, Open Design, Ostengruppe and Natalya and Dmitry Blank.

Michael Young heads the panel of judges that includes Moooi designer Marcel Wanders, 100% Design patron Ian Rudge, British Council Moscow head Adrian Greer and Mariya Savost’yanova, competition curator and editor of Interior & Design.

100% Design Moscow runs from 11 to 14 March at Gostiny Dvor, near Red Square

Latest articles

Remembering Jon Daniel: 1966-2017

We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.