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RUSSIA

Date: May 30 · 2021

May 30 · 2021

Introduction

On May 30th, Roca One Day Design Challenge held its fourth edition in Russia, after a one-year pause due to the Covid-19 situation.

Over 200 participants were challenged to come up with innovative ideas for the bathroom space following a brief given at the start of the day.

The contest, wich took place a the Schusev State Museum of Architecture (RUIN wing) posed the challenge to young designers and architects of designing a product for the bathroom space that integrates the use of consumables (soap, toilet, paper, cologne, cream, toothbrush).

After reviewing all entries, the jury decided to select capsule+ as the first prize winner of this edition, a faucet with integrated capsular system for consumables (soap, cream...)  The jury chose this project due to its good minimalistic approach to design and for its great potential. The project was designed by Philipp Mashevets. 

The second prize was awarded to Vacuum, designed by Ekaterina Vasilyeva and Leman Abdulgadirova. It consists in a toilet with a vacuum diposit for waste, avoiding odours and reducing the space used for waste.

Finally, the project Aero, created by Irina Pak, was awarded with the third prize. Aero is a shower system with integrated cartridges for consumables. When switched off, it has a smooth surface. The jury highlighted that this project absolutely meets the requirements of the task. Good and qualitative design. Product, which is easy to realize without going deep into any fantastic stories    

 

Awarded projects

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Vadim Kibardin

Vadim Kibardin is an industrial designer, researcher, craftsman and founder of KIBARDIN design studio. He is a graduate of the Industrial Design Department of Ural State University of Architecture and Art.

The favorite topic of his researchers has been time and everything related to it. Watches, clocks as well as interior objects, are produced under KIBARDIN brand and represented in 27 countries worldwide.

The expert council of Ambiente Frankfurt, world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, has included Vadim Kibardin's TOTEM project method in the Trends 2021 list.

His international design awards includes GOOD DESIGN and IDA Design Awards in USA, German Design Award and Iconic Design Award, iF Award and Red Dot Award in Germany, A'DESIGN AWARD and Promosedia International Design Competition in Italy, Design and Design in France, Charmant design competition in Japan. Wallpaper magazine includes Vadim to the list of Top-40 professional designers who will change the world.

Vadim is an author of his own intensive course in design theory and practice; member of the jury of specialized international competitions such as A'DESIGN AWARD, Lexus Design Award.

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Elizaveta Likhacheva

A director of Schusev State Museum of Architecture, art historian (Lomonosov Moscow State University), specialist in early Italian baroque.  

Elizaveta has been working at the Museum of Architecture since 2006. For last four years, in her role as a director, Elizaveta was in charge of several important exhibitions such as  «The architecture of the stadiums”, «Matvey Kazakov and Moscow before the fire”, «Art nouveau époque», «Shukhov. Formula of Architecture», «VHUTEMAS-100. The portholes of the cities of tomorrow. Architectural school» and opened a permanent Museum’s exposition  «Kalyazin. Frescoes of the flooded monastery».

In 2021 Elizaveta has signed an agreement with the CEO of “LSR Group” Andrey Molchanov on  cooperation in the restoration and preservation of the world famous avant-garde masterpiece - the Melnikov House, which is a branch of the Museum of Architecture.

 

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Ilia Potemine

 Ilia Potemine is a designer and an inventor. Born in Krasnodar (Russia) and raised in Torino (Italy). His early works were focused on the relationship between art and design through an artisanal approach. No computer aided design technology were involved in the creation process. 

His objects were exhibited in different design galleries, such as Bensimon (Paris), Dilmos (Milano), Mint (London) and others. His vision moved from design-art towards research, development and new technologies in the field of light. 

Ilia is a winner of the prestigious international awards, including The Wallpaper Design Award (“Lampade Alte” project),  The Land Rover Born Award, The Interior + Design magazine Award as best Russian project in light design (“Alis” project).

His works were featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report and other international magazines. 

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Natalia Sidorova and Daniil Lorenz

Architects and Co-founders of the architectural group DNK ag.

After graduating from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1994, they worked in the architectural company «ABD-SPG & A» and the Moscow bureau «W.ALSOP & STOERMER». In 2001, together with the architect Konstantin Khodnev, they founded the architectural group DNK ag. They develop projects of various sizes, from urban planning concepts to private houses, create constructions that emphasize the richness of the surrounding reality and fill the context with new meanings. Among the iconic projects of DNK ag are: redevelopment of the Rassvet plant (Moscow),  “Rassvet” “Rassvet LOFT * STUDIO” (finalist of Prizes WAF 2019, Dezeen Awards 2019), participation in the second and third phases of the ZIL territory building, redevelopment projects of the Sevkabel Port building (SPB), CO_LOFT - the territory of the Moscow plant of electrical measuring devices MZEP (Moscow). DNK ag portfolio includes successful competitive and implemented public projects buildings of the “Gallery Airport” shopping center, hotels with apartments in the “Skolkovo” Innovation Center, as well as housing construction in Moscow and Moscow Region, private suburban villas.

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Igor Levchenkov

Country Manager and Managing Director of all the subsidiaries of ROCA in Russia and CIS. He is the head of all 7 factories, situated in four Russian regions.

In the fourteen years since Igor joined ROCA, he has been in charge of the key projects development in commercial and analytical units in Russia as well as in Central and North-Eastern Europe division.

PhD in Economics, a graduate of St-Petersburg State University of Economics, 7 years of scientific and educational experience as lecturer and scientific advisor.

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