Russian Contemporary Design

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In this post we’ll have a little insight into the world of contemporary Russian design, the advanced part of it.

into the world of contemporary Russian design, the advanced part of it.

It is no secret that in every country there are some pretty gifted designers that in our time of globalization can sell their creations to Western countries.

Here are some most successful works of Russian designers in 2006.
The car on the photo above and below is a prototype of Russian car “Russo-Balt”.
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This one is an additional LCD keyboard – each key has a small LCD customizable display with static or animated pictures. It has got pretty wide coverage in worldwide media.

Design: Artem Lebedev Studio
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Another product by Artem Lebedev Studio, computer styled thumbtacks to use in real world, not only on your display.
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Bookshelves resembling hieroglyphs for people who like something not usual.

Designer: Kibardin Design
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The Greenboy – a hard-fabric keychain that splits your office keys from home keys, is said to be very handy and nice to touch and use  – saves your life when finding the right key.

Design: Vadim Kibardin
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A rubber-eraser in the form of  white “Delete” key. You can now delete the written letters too.
Designer: Daniil Rassadin

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A chocolate bar in a form of PC keyboard. If to be produced in a full scale size can weight two pounds. The designer advises not to eat at the same time CTRL ALT and DELETE chocolate keys.
Designer: Michael Sholk

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An USB memory flash which is thin when empty and more fat when is full. Simple and nice.

Design: Dmitry Kommissarov
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Lightweight home furniture made from multi-layered cardboard.

Designer: Michael Scholk
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Disposable dinner plates with the face of Halloween pumpkin.

Designer: Artem Lebedev Studio

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You can turn into an angel for a while sitting at this chair with angel wings mounted to the back.

Design: Kibardin Design
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A stainless steel mp3 music player in a form of Christian cross that can be worn on the neck.
Design: Man Work Designs

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These watches were rewarded with a few awards for design. They are wrist hand watches imitating sand watches with pixels.

Design: Pavel Balikin
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And the last – another approach to the glasses by Denis Shumailov, Novosibirsk.

22 thoughts on “Russian Contemporary Design”

  1. Those are some cool designs! Are any of those items for sale yet? I’d like to get the Delete key eraser, or the chocolate keyboard. 🙂

  2. I’m almost 100% sure that I’ve seen that bookshelf in Prague a good two years ago, or at least something with the same overall feel… That car would make a badass roadster if they just lost the top.

  3. Are you sure it is an LCD keyboard. I think you mean LCD key chain. Is it used to hold keys for a house or to drive a vehicle?

  4. The mini keyboard is in fact no LCD keyboard but an OLED keyboard. While this keyboard actually is sold, a much cooler version is currently only in prototype state. Check Optimus keyboard. The design studio is Art.Lebedev.

  5. The small keyboard is actually an OLED (not an LCD) keyboard. It is made and sold by Art.Lebedev studios. They have a much cooler complete keyboard in the making: Optimus

  6. The glasses are pretty much a copy of a design of a friend of mine, something he made a few years ago actually:
    http://www.waikitchung.com

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