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The Misadventures of Soviet Furniture

Second Place competition winner in the category Moveable Furniture Set for Bedrooms, Living Rooms and Entryways; Yury Sluchevsky and Alexander Belorussky (Central Furniture Design Bureau [CFDB] of the State Committee for Construction of the Soviet Union, Moscow)
In the late 1950s, Soviet designers created something unprecedented in the Soviet Union — lightweight, modular furniture for the entire apartment. However, their progressive take on interior design clashed with reality. The system trumped common sense, with the result that the best entries in the first national competition for furniture designers remained little more than good intentions. HSE University Art and Design School instructor Artyom Dezhurko studied the history of the competition. 

Fashion Designers in a Country of Shortages

SHOW OF YOUTH FASHION TRENDS DESIGNED BY THE PERM FASHION HOUSE, 1987
Why was there always a shortage of fashionable clothing in the USSR? What was the typical career path for a Soviet fashion designer? Who had power and influence in the socialist fashion industry? HSE Associate Professor Yulia Papushina examined these questions by reconstructing the everyday life of the Perm Fashion House during the late socialism era. Her study is the first to look into the recent history of clothing design and manufacturing in Russian provinces.

Studying Grief in the Phenomenology of Darkness: An International Artistic Research Project

Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.

'Decorations for the Future': Dresden - Moscow

Professor of the HSE School of Design in the Faculty of Сommunications, Media and Design Ulyana Aristova and senior lecturer Tatiana Avvakumova represented Russia at the international conference Decoratia in Futura at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.