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Russia

Date: May 28 · 2017

May 28 · 2017

Introduction

Russia hosted the first edition of the One Day Design Challenge on May 28th, with the participation of 226 architecture and design students, who had to face a challenge in only 8 hours: to redesign and create a new bath concept. This product has nowadays a strong competitor in the shower, due to the saving of space and the comfort of its use. The participants had to come up with a new concept that would integrate new features, functions, materials and technology, as well as more user-friendliness and a higher versatility in the installation.

Out of the 122 presented projects the winner was BATH+TRAY, designed by Angelika Filatova from Studioplan. The proposal was a combination of bath and shower, with an expandable structure that makes it possible for elderlies to use it as a shower. At the same time, if the user prefers to enjoy a relaxing bath or bathe a child, the structure may be raised simply by pressing a button. All this with an elegant and sophisticated design.

The second prize was awarded to SPORUL, by Nikita Kolyadin, Nicolaj Yudin, Stepan Pyanykh. The jury highlighted the flexibility of the project, as the bath may be easily transformed depending on the needs. This idea was also present in other projects, but in this one the control system and the adjustment mechanism of all volumes were very well designed.

The third prize was awarded to the FIBOBATH project by Dmitriy Ponomarev and Anna Reshetnikova along with Kirill Saldaev from Object Lab. The jury praised its interesting engineering solution, which solves the problem of the access to the bath/shower with a frame made of metal strips.

The jury was made up of Vera Butko and Anton Naftochiy, founders of ARTIUM Architecture Workshop; Vladimir Pirozhkov, president of the Centre for Industrial Design and Innovation “Astra Rossa”; Vladimir Samoylov, managing director of Matveyev Samoylov Concept Development; Sergey Smirnov, general director of SMIRNOV DESIGN; and Xavier Torras, brand communication director at Roca.

Awarded projects

Jury

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ATRIUM Architecture Workshop

Vera Butko and Anton Nadtochiy

After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Architecture, they worked at ABD Architects. In 1994 they founded ATRIUM Architecture Workshop. Under their leadership, the workshop has made its way from a small interior design agency to a large company dealing with integrated design projects and involved into cutting-edge professional processes. All this is due to the original workshop format where every project is directly supervised by the company leaders down to the smallest details. Among the completed projects in Moscow there are an administrative building on 2-nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya St., a boarding school for orphaned children in Kozhukhovo, the Vodniy Trade Center, Planeta KVN Moscow youth center, RuArts Galleria, Capellini furniture boutique, as well as extensive interior design projects, including five offices for Yandex.

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Vladimir Pirozhkov

Vladimir Pirozhkov graduated from the Department of Industrial Design of Sverdlovsk Architecture Institute. He served internship at the studio of a renowned designer Luigi Colani, where he took part in the projects for such companies as Adidas, Ferrari, Yves Saint Laurent, etc. Subsequently, he continued his studies in Switzerland at the Art Center College of Design. For more than 20 years he developed car interiors for the most notorious international brands: he held the position of a Designer at Citroën and a Senior Designer at the Toyota design center in Nice. Since February 2005 he has been an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. He teaches at the leading universities of Russia, USA, China and Europe. Since 2014 he has been the Director of the Kinetics Center of Prototyping of High Complexity/ NITU MISiS. Elements of corporate style for the new airliner Sukhoi Superjet 100, the Olympic and Paralympic Torch design for the 2014 relay in Sochi, as well as a concept model of the next-generation spacecraft RKK Energia and a new chair for astronauts, etc. were developed under his leadership.

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Vladimir Samoylov

Vladimir Samoylov graduated from the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts.   

The Managing Partner in Matveyev Samoylov Concept Development.

He is an interdisciplinary designer and researcher, a trend analyst in the field of design and technology, an implementator of design strategies. 

An international industrial design competition Red   Dot Design Award winner.

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Xavier Torras

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Xavier Torras

Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of the We Are Water Foundation since its creation in 2010. He has developed his professional career in the fields of marketing, business strategy and communication.

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Sergey Smirnov

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Sergey Smirnov

Sergey Smirnov is an industrial designer, the General Director at SMIRNOV DESIGN, the Director of The Center for Research and Development at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Design and Applied Arts (MSADAA). Sergey is a graduate of the Industrial Design Department of the Stroganov MSADAA. In 1998, he founded SMIRNOV DESIGN which is presently one of the Russian industrial design leaders. For two years in a row, in 2013 and in 2014, SMIRNOV DESIGN won the most prestigious industrial design award the Red Dot Design Award. In 2015, in collaboration with Rosnano, Sergey represented Ronavi, a company engaged in robotics in logistics, at The Open Innovations Forum. A year since then, he started to teach at the Graduate School of the Design Department of the Stroganov MSADAA becoming the Head of The Center for Research and Development at the Stroganov MSADAA.

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