— What idea did you have about Russian design based on our event?
— Each country has its own culture; I always have great respect for this. It seems to me, it is incorrect to make comparisons of countries and cultures. Russian design is changing now, but I may not be very happy about it. Gradually, we all become the same in the world. When you go out at the airport — no matter in which country — you can hardly determine which city you are in.
— From this point of view, what is the impact of trends on the design of a country?
— Trends should exist with respect to the design of the country, without having to unify everything. Each designer gives him his own reading in the framework of the style of this country — this is good. In general, tastes are tastes, and, probably, fashion is not bad. But when everything merges into one, no, I do not welcome this.