May, 28 — Design Made In Italy: Aperitif of St. Petersburg Design Week


Lecture "A design life"

Speaker: Aldo Sessano, Architect

Lecture: "The memory of automotive design"
Speaker: Antonio Carella, Architect, President of RACI

Curator, moderator of the lectures — Enzo Fornaro, representative of the Italian Union of Designers ADI in Russia and the Baltic countries.

Supported by the Consulate General of Italy in St. Petersburg.
Zheleznovodskaya ul., 3, Vasileostrovsky shopping center, mod. 39/3.

Presentation "9 Moments of Milan"

Speakers: Ksenia Bandorina, Associate Professor at the Art History Department of The Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, art historian, design expert, and leading designers: Maria Dlugoborskaya, Angelica Dolgacheva, Anna Markina, Elena Yurchenko, Svetlana Isakova.

Expert Ksenia Bandorina will talk about trends, fashion and novelties in the design world, and the leading designers of St. Petersburg will share their impressions about the most important event of the year — iSaloni 2019. Also in the program: new products from Dolce Porte, an entertainment program and an Italian wine list.

May, 29 — International Design Day

Open-Space Hall

Lecture "The Phenomenon of the Milan Salone del Mobile: Design as a Strategy for Success"
Speaker: Tatyana Petrova, St. Petersburg art critic, member of the Union of Designers. Decorator, Leading Lecturer at the International Design School (IDS, St. Petersburg) of the Interior Decoration and Interior Design departments.

The Milan furniture salon has been held since 1961, but it still evokes interest. Two and a half thousand exhibitors and almost a million visitors are the results of this year. What is the attraction of this exhibition and what does the Milan salon help attract all design interests? Tatyana Petrova will tell about it.

Hall № 3

Lecture "Am I creative enough? Winning portfolio tips"
Speaker: Olga Melkova, IED Regional Manager in Milan.

What is the difference between art and design? Does it exist? What does it mean to communicate an object? Designers feed their creativity looking at things happening in other worlds and in the communication: a film, a vase or a dress can serve to build projects. Are we able to read the symbols hidden behind shapes and colors?

Italian Excellency will be offered as a solution to demonstrate the best practices via design portfolio, mood-board and collage for international studies, scholarship competitions and job placement.

May, 30 Russian Design & Architecture Day

Open-Space Hall

Lecture "Fashion of the Future Today"
Speaker: Marina Skulskaya, fashion historian, journalist, curator of the "Design of Costume and Accessories" department of the International Design School (IDS, St. Petersburg)

Wool from spider thread, orange peel silk, polygraph dress, biker jacket with airbags, T-shirt, embracing at any distance, a raincoat that turns rainwater into fresh water, tuxedo that monitors the level of alcohol in the blood… Technologies and things about which ingenious fiction writers could only dream of already exist in reality. At the meeting with Marina Skulskaya, you will learn about the latest inventions that you can already try on, and take a closer look at the projects that are still waiting for far-sighted investors.

Hall № 3

Round table "Construction of Technopolises: Trends & View of the Young"
Technopolises are large scientific and industrial centers that serve as a place of attraction for investors, innovative projects and high-class specialists. In Russia there are several technopolises that have become the drivers of regional development. But there is no such objects in the St. Petersburg agglomeration. There are problems of pendulum migration from the region to the city and the lack of modern high-quality industrial areas of various sizes. Can we solve them today? What should be the project to interest investors and residents, and not to stay on paper? Let's discuss these issues and look together at a wonderful high-tech future.

Supported by the Russian guild of managers and developers.

May, 31 Designer’s Day: a special program for professionals

Open-Space Hall

Lecture "Typography & UX of the Web- Sites Interfaces"
Speaker: Urho Ryattel (Estonia), curator of the web design department at the International Design School (IDS, St. Petersburg)

Tips on interface design in terms of typography. Font selection, weight, tracking.

Universal typography tips on interfaces. 15 rules for working with text on sites and interfaces.

Hall № 3

Lecture "How to build the largest network of design studios for 2 years" by the MOSSEB Interior Design Studio
Speaker: Alena Sokolnikova, Ph.D., associate professor, specialist in design history, independent curator and teacher, author of the "Design in Detail" project.

Design history as a source of inspiration. The design ideas of Soviet designers of the 1920s — 1980s are topical from the position of today. Comparison of historical and contemporary examples in the field of industrial design, furniture design and interior accessories.
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Cannelle Lobby Bar, Nevsky Prospect, 49/2

Opening of the exhibition "ELLE Decoration 25 covers"

The exposition will demonstrate the changing trends in the field of design and the development of design ideas in Russia and шт the world. The most interesting covers with landmark projects were selected for the exhibition. ELLE Decoration is the most popular international magazine about interiors in Russia. Published in 25 countries. It is the world’s best-selling interior magazine. The magazine has been published in Russia since April 2001.

The exhibition will run until June 21.

June, 1 — Newcomer’s Day

Open-Space Hall

Lecture "Color: from antiquity to the XX century"
Speaker: Tatiana Lehovich, Ph.D. in Art History, curator of the collection of European fabrics and tapestries in the Hermitage.

-Color: the perception of people of different colors from antiquity to modernity.

 — Symbols of color in textiles

 — Using colors for textiles and interiors from antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century: what did the color preferences in Russia and Europe depend on in different historical eras?

On dyeing techniques and their evolution, on the effect of the availability of dye sources and dyeing technologies on the use of fabric colors for clothing and interior design. The lecture is intended for professionals working with interior and interested in the history of textile technology.

Hall № 3

Workshop "How to Buy Curtains: to choose the right fabric, order, sew and care"
Speaker: Anna Kuts, head of textile department at Manders

Curtains are one of the most important elements of home decor. The choice of textiles, of model and type of drape runner, as well as tailoring design — useful tips and secrets for beginners and experienced homeowners from an experienced specialist of Manders.