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HELLO. Design for me is a continual process of observation and reflection. I am constantly drawing inspiration from the societies I live in, the surroundings I experience, the people I meet, and the things I do in my everyday life. My name is Anastasiya Koshcheeva. I was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 2006 I made Germany my second home.

My creative process starts with the material. I explore each material’s unique potential, aesthetic features, and haptic qualities in an experimental way and turn my insights into design concepts. My work is characterized by the combination of contrasting textures, colours, and skills. I create products with character that have a story and tell it through the design. I turned a decade old Siberian handcraft, that I know from my childhood into contemporary design.

I live and work as a freelance designer in Berlin, commuting between Berlin, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk.

 

AWARDS

Berliner Volksbank Grant | Applied Arts 2016

6. International Marianne Brandt Contest | Poesie des Funktionalen, Material Effects | Product Category, 2nd Place, 2016

DMY New Talents Competition 2016 | Winner, 2016

Materialica Design + Technology Student Award 2014 | Honorable Mention, 2014 

Salone Satellite Worldwide Moscow | 2nd Place, 2014

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

20 Years Salone Satellite | Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan, 4-25 april 2017

CCA ZARYA | Vladivostok, 19.04 – 17.09.2017

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2016

6. International Marianne Brandt Contest | Material Effects | Industriemuseum Chemnitz Chemnitz, october 2016 – january 2017

Zeughausmesse Berlin, december 2016

Winterdorf | Arena Badeschiffareal, Berlin, november / december 2016

Orgatec 2016 | Smart Office Materials | Haute Innovation Cologne, october 2016

Subcontractor 2016 | Smart Office Materials | Haute Innovation Cologne, november 2016

DMY | New Talent Competition 2016 | Winners Berlin, june 2016

Coburger Designtage Coburg, may-june 2016

Munich Creative Business Week | Startup | Creative Demo Night Munich, february 2016

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016 | Greenhouse Stockholm, february 2016

PITTI IMMAGINE | Pittyfilatti | Materiality Florence, january 2016

Maison & Objet 2016 | Inspirations | WILD Paris, january 2016

ARCHITECT@WORK | Raumprobe | VOLL.HOLZ München, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Berlin, Stuttgart

2015

Naturalist | Russian Design | IZBA project St.Petersburg, october – november, 2015

Craftup | Siberian Design Saint-Petersburg, october 2015

Trends meet Friends | Schreinerei Mayr | Wohlfühlhaus Ingolstadt, november 2015

ARCHITECT@WORK | Raumprobe | VOLL.HOLZ München, october 2015

London Design Festival | Mint | Twisting Tradition London, september 2015

Paris Design Week | Collective 1992 | Designporn1992 Russia Edition Paris, september 2015

Materialis | Unikate – Individuelle Materialien und Technologien Berlin, june 2015

Berlin Design Night 2015 | Materialis | Unikate – individuelle Materialien und Technologien Berlin, june 15, 2015

Selected | Designmonat Graz 2015 Graz, may 2015

New from Coburg | Coburger Designtage Coburg, may 2015

Salone Satellite 6 | Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan, april 2015

2014

Designtage Brandenburg | formHOLZ Potsdam, november 2014

Orgatec | Smart Office Materials Cologne, october 2014

Materialica Munich, october 2014

iSaloni WW | Salone Satellite WW Moscow, october 2014

Predmet | Modern russian design in historical Interiors Moscow, september 2014

DMY Berlin, may 2014

Earlier

Tie Coburg, february 2013

Munich Creative Business Week | Home Heroes Munich, february 2012

Designtage Coburg Coburg, may 2010

 

TALKS

Munich Creative Business Week | IHM | Handwerk on Stage Munich, february 2016

 

PRESS

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