Program

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May, 29 — International Design Day

Open-Space Hall

10.00 — 10.45
11.00 — 11.45
12.00 — 12.45
13.00 — 13.45
14.00 — 14.45
15.00 — 15.45
16.00 — 17.45
18.00 — 18.45
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.
Seminar "New Technology & Design from the JUNG"
Speaker: Maxim Katyshev, manager and KNX engineer at the JUNG office in Russia.

Seminar on novelties of electrical installation products, control of lighting, curtains and blinds by the JUNG.
Lecture "Design Trends in 2020"
Speaker: Giovanni Ottonello, art director of the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
Lecture "The Netherlands: the effect of light on the health, mood and motivation of people, the latest Dutch technology"
Speaker: Dennis Perren, the Netherlands

The importance of light in interior design in the specific climatic conditions of St. Petersburg and Moscow (short daylight hours in winter)
Lecture "Unique Design Solutions in New Collections of the EGE Carpet Coverings: from Tom Dixon to Jean-Paul Gaultier"
Speaker: Kim Kjaer, export manager. Represents the largest Scandinavian manufacturer and one of the leading companies in Europe in the field of design, development and production of unique high-quality carpets and carpet tiles EGE CARPET A / S (Denmark)

How thanks to modern production technologies, you can create a unique carpet design that fits perfectly into your individual project, and at the same time will meet all your requirements for design and quality. The representative of the company will also talk about cooperation with such world-famous designers as Tom Dixon, Monsieur Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and others. The lecture will be especially interesting for designers and architects who create interiors of public spaces, such as hotels, restaurants, company offices, country clubs and residences, theater and creative spaces.

Supported by Ortgraf Contract.
Lecture "Nature Design from Finland"
Speaker: Ilona Rista, Finnish architect, wood artist, designer at the IR Relief

IR Relief is made of 100% Solid wood designed by Finnish designer Ilona Rista. The panels have a sufficient absorption of background noise. A wooden relief makes a peaceful space, where sound can be heard but it is not noisy. It is ordinarily placed on a wall or integrated into the furnishings. It suits very well to public spaces, auditoriums, meeting rooms or any space for which figures or perforation provide a solution to esthetic or acoustic requirements.

Supported by Pohjanmaan
Presentation of the Tiepolo Color Collection by Oikos
Speakers: Oikos President Claudio Balestri and Head of the Oikos Academy in Russia Ilona Sinis

Tiepolo is a collection created as a result of the collaboration of Oikos with the architect Giulio Cappellini, the ambassador of Italian design. Textured paints with 5 effects, 56 shades and perfect color combinations are suitable for creating small pieces of art in any setting. The versatility of the Tiepolo color collection allows you to decorate the interior in both modern and classical style, giving the surface exclusivity and uniqueness, as well as creating a high comfort for life thanks to its eco-friendly recipe.
Lecture "Traditions of Danish Design Performed by World-Renowned Designers of BoConcept"
Speaker: Alexandra Novikova, Business Coach, Group Dynamics Specialist, Personnel Training and Development Manager, BoConcept Russia.

A brief history of the formation and bright representatives of the Danish design. Organization of the BoConcept Company. BoConcept Designers: Karim Rashid, Oki Sato, Frans Schrofer, Henrik Pedersen, Morten Georgsen, Anders Norgard, Rene Hugard.

Hall № 3

13.00 — 13.45
16.00 — 16.45
17.00 — 17.45
18.00 — 18.45
Portfolio Review with an expert from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
Speaker: Olga Melkova, IED Regional Manager in Milan

"Am I creative enough? Keys to a successful portfolio"
Lecture "Symbolic objects of architectural design in the urban environment of Cherepovets and on Malaya Okhta"
Speaker: Tatiana Kovnator, Candidate of Architecture, Director of LAD LLC (Landscape Architecture Design), Lecturer at the Department of Architectural Environment Design in the Cherepovets State University.
Lecture "Change of strategy. Milan. Euroluce 2019"
Speaker: Maria Morozova, designer, decorator, member of the Union of Artists, deputy director of the Art Future Design School for the development of new trends.
Press conference dedicated to the opening of the IX St. Petersburg Design Week

Events

DESIGN WEEK EXPO from10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN ZONA from 10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN SOVET: consultations of designers. Booth of the "Living Space" magazine from 11.00 till 18.00
Exposition "Design of Emotions" from the St. Petersburg Union of Designers (Hall № 4): from 10.00 till 20.00

May, 30 Russian Design & Architecture Day

Open-Space Hall

10.00 — 10.45
14.00 — 14.45
15.00 — 15.45
17.00 — 17.45
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.
Lecture "Molding Decor & Polymer Plaster: an Innovative Tandem for Unique Interiors"
Speaker: Olga Grossman, RODECOR brand manager.

Rodecor is a new interior brand in the Russian market. Stucco decor is designed and produced in St. Petersburg from an innovative material — polymer gypsum. The main source of inspiration is Russian and foreign achievements in architecture, art and interior design. Advanced technology allows you to create elements that distinguish not only refinement, but also strength. This makes it possible to easily implement individual projects for different styles of interior. The presentation for architects, designers, decorators and connoisseurs of high style in the interior is supported by Piterra.
Lecture "About Dexterity, Ability to Do Tricks & Other Manipulations that Cause Surprise and Delight of Others"
Speaker: Andrey Lublinsky, artist and designer, graduate of the design department of the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy named after Shtiglits, member of the Union of Artists of Russia.

During the creative meeting, Andrey Lyublinsky will share his understanding of design thinking, tell you why it is needed, demonstrate it with his and others' examples, how it can be successfully used in work, art and real life, and what comes out of it, as well as tell how the designer lives on the territory of art and why some artists hate him. The meeting will be held in the format of a lively pleasant and useful communication with the audience; the most curious will see the focus and listen to the anecdote.
Meeting with designer Dima Loginov
At the meeting, Dima will talk about his collections, created in recent years, and answer questions from the audience.

Award winning Moscow-based designer Dima Loginoff is "the rising star of product design" according to a world famous magazine INTERNI. Dima has designed for world famous brands such as Artemide, VitrA, Elle Decoration, Studio Italia Design, Axo Light and others, and won numerous international awards including iF product design award and Red Dot product design award, International Design Award, Design And Design and many others. The designer has been a two-times nominee for a prestigious Young Designer of the Year award at the ELLE DECO International Design Award. Some of the most world famous magazines such as Women’s Wear Daily, Elle Decoration, Frame, Harper’s Bazaar and others have had interviews with Dima. His designs have been featured not only in a huge number of magazines such as Interni, L’Officiel Hommes, Glamoure, Domus, Collezione Trends, Maison Francaise, Architectural Digest, Numero, Elle, Esquire, but in many books as well. According to a reputable magazine Architectural Digest, Dima Loginoff is "one of the few Russian designers who have achieved fame in the western world". Elle Decoration wrote about Dima — "Young Russian designer has conquered the West just in few years", Harper’s Bazaar wrote "Super Dima!" and the famous New York agency Agenda Inc. which has cooperated with many of the top fashion brands has named Dima Loginoff a designer of "shockingly beautiful things".

Hall № 3

13.00 — 13.45
14.00 — 14.45
16.00 — 16.45
Lecture "Formation in Modern Architecture"
Speaker: Oleg Manov, Architect, Head of Futura-Architects Architectural Studio

Lecture as a call for professional dialogue. The speaker divides modern architectural projects into several groups in terms of shaping: square-nested construction, classic, minimalism, shocking bionics (deconstruction), "undecided" (a cross between bionics and minimalism). In this case, he will discuss only the last three branches. Despite the fact that it is only 10% of all that is being built today, it is these groups that influence on the development of architecture as a whole. Oleg Manov will tell why most of the inhabitants do not understand modern architecture, what is it and what changes can we expect in the future.
Lecture "Design Studio: the Way of Development. What Directions to Choose, besides Interior Design. How to Never Stop and Be Relevant? Possible Options for Development".
Speaker: Michael Miroshkin, designer, architect, leader and co-founder of the Geometrix Design Studio

Michael Miroshkin will tell you how to enter new markets both horizontally (increase the geography of projects) and vertically (different areas of design), how the bespoke billiard table from Geometrix Design Studio became the "Russian version" of the billiard table by the Italian company MBM Biliardi, how to create public spaces to be monetized, as well as how to develop what other designers can use, make the market better and not copy Western solutions.
Lecture "Ugly Design: How We Loved the Ugliness of Design & Fashion, As Well As What’s The Modern Art", as a part of the lectures series by the NCCA "Art Vs. Design: Extreme Points"
Speaker: Alexandra Generalova, organizer of international exhibitions of graphic designers "Marginal Design", editor of the "Art" section in the Sobaka.ru magazine

For the last couple of years, the fashion industry and graphic design have experienced a boom of "deformities". Designers are turning to conscious and thoughtful "ugliness", moving away from conventional beauty. What is beautiful now and what is ugly? The path along which the design is now going, modern art has already passed, and almost 100 years ago. In the early '90s, Stephen Heller, a journalist and art director at the New York Times, wrote in a well-known Cult of Ugly article: "Ugliness as a tool, a weapon, even a code is not a problem when it is a result of the "form determines function" principle. But ugliness in itself or as a thoughtless reaction to the existing situation discredits the design." Let us try to understand how contemporary art affects all areas of design, creating the fashion for ugly solutions.

Events

DESIGN WEEK EXPO from10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN ZONA from 10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN SOVET: consultations of designers. Booth of the "Living Space" magazine from 11.00 till 18.00
Exposition "Design of Emotions" from the St. Petersburg Union of Designers (Hall № 4): from 10.00 till 20.00

May, 31

Open-Space Hall

10.00 — 10.45
11.00 — 11.45
12.00 — 12.45
13.00 — 13.45
14.00 — 14.45
16.00 — 16.45
17.00 — 17.45
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.
Seminar "Innovations in the Control of Lighting, Curtains & Blinds by JUNG"
Speaker: Maxim Katyshev, manager and KNX engineer at the JUNG office in Russia.
Lecture "Design Education at DAE: Product Design meets Social Awareness"
Speaker: Ncoline Dorsman, Consultant International Education Projects, Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands)

Complex social, economical and cultural problems call for the creativity of people who dare to think outside the traditional frameworks. Designers form the Design Academy Eindhoven reflect on small- scale designs and on larger-scale themes, such as sustainability, well-being, healthcare, quality of life, public spaces and the contexts within. In the presentation Nicoline Dorsman will give examples of how these themes come to live.
Lecture "Visual Design Research"
Speaker: Isabelle Makay, visual anthropologist, documentary maker and educator at the Design Academy in Eindhoven

How visual ethnographic research methods can be used in design practice, not only as inspiration source but also to gain new insight which is in close connection with the people you study.
Lecture "Using the Hoff range to create modern interior solutions"
Speakers: Yana Korobova, manager of the Design and Architecture department, and Artem Roshchupkin, manager for working with corporate clients.
Lecture "Engineering & Design. How to Find the Middle Ground?"
Speakers: Sergey Shilin, Roman Omelchenko, Maria Panahova — a team of experts in compact ventilation of the Connected Home
Lecture "French style in the interior. Preview of the current fall trends"
Speaker: Pascal Graveaud, French interior designer and architect, founder of Pascal Gravaud Architecture

Hall № 3

12.00 — 12.45
13.00 — 13.45
14.00 — 14.45
16.00 — 16.45
17.00 — 17.45
18.00 — 19.45
Lecture "Soviet Design: Actual Heritage"
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.
Lecture "How a designer to work with contemporary art today: to understand, to choose, to buy"
Speaker: Nastasya Piletskaya, art historian, curator, chief specialist of the art programs department of the North-West branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts.

As part of a series of lectures by the NCCA "Art vs Design: Extreme Points".
Lecture "Light as a tool of influence. An environment that affects a person, and a person that affects an environment. New research in the field of light design specialists of the Higher School of Light Design University ITMO"
Speaker: Daria Chirimisina, Master of Technical Physics (ITMO University, Light Design program), winner of the international professional award in the field of innovative light design LIT Design Awards 2017, co-developer of the educational module "Evaluation of Perception (Visual, Cognitive, Emotional)" international Master Program CLD ITMO University.
Lecture from TATLIN publishing house "Brand architecture" (within the framework of the ABD Architects monograph presentation)
Speaker: Sofia Tkach (Moscow), Architect of the ABD Architects.
Lecture from TATLIN publishing house "Private Architecture" (in the framework of the presentation of the monograph Alexandra Fedorova Architects)
Speaker: Alexandra Fedorova (Moscow), architect.
Master class in fluorescent painting
Speaker: Ilya Kreidun, artist, founder of Eos fluorescent painting courses

The concept of light intensity plays a role in the visual perception of fluorescent. The load on the optic nerve, the frequency of incoming information. Working with this material, using its principles is an analysis, an experiment on the perception of its visual receptors, a new sensitive experience.

June, 1 — Newcomer’s Day

Open-Space Hall

11.00 — 11.45
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.

Events

DESIGN WEEK EXPO from10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN ZONA from 10.00 till 20.00
DESIGN SOVET: consultations of designers. Booth of the "Living Space" magazine from 11.00 till 18.00
Exposition "Design of Emotions" from the St. Petersburg Union of Designers (Hall № 4): from 10.00 till 20.00