MosBuild Interiors Awards – the best of Russia’s restaurants, lofts, kitchens and apartments
The winners of the 2016 MosBuild Interiors Awards have just been announced on the third day of the MosBuild building and interiors exhibition in Moscow, with the judges managing to narrow down the many beautiful entries to four winners.
Best Kitchen – Marina Evstigneeva – ‘On the Seas and the Ocean’
Marina Evstigneeva’s nautically-inspired design did enough to impress the judges in the Kitchen category. Blue and white intersect perfectly to set the oceanic tone, and the dark wooden flooring completes the impression of being away from the shore.
Best Attic – Evgeniya Ermolaeva – Attic for a Young Couple
Moscow-based designer Evgeniya Ermolaeva’s studio beat a strong field in the Best Attic category with an eco-inspired project for a young couple. The space is airy and uncluttered throughout, as wooden floors and furniture combine with light shades on the walls. The centrepiece of the space, which combines a sleeping and living area, is a hammock, suspended in the middle of the room to add a relaxation point for the clients. Another constraint easily dealt with was a lack of storage space – sets of shallow drawers sit under the sloping windows.
After the awards, we talked to Evgeniya Ermolaeva about her project and how she approached the challenge. “I read about how the clients, a young couple, wanted to live. The woman stays at home to look after the child, and she likes plants, nature and light in her living space. The man, on the other hand, is an engineer, and for somebody that spends all day surrounded by technical equipment and technology, it is important to come home and see nature. I applied that to the project, and the eco-focus is an element that can also be found in our studio’s other projects.”
Best Living Space Interior – Anton Krylov – Apartment in the Yacht City complex
Designer Anton Krylov managed to delicately balance the interests of developers, architects and client to create this clean, varied apartment for a young family in Moscow. Another aspect was the various art items owned by the clients, brought from the UK and Ireland, that had to be maintained in the new project. This led to Krylov designing the space as something of a 'base' that would not detract attention from the artwork - achieved by soothing pastel colours on the walls and light wooden flooring.
Best Restaurant Interior – Ekaterina Izmaylova – Karma House restaurant
Winning the Best Restaurant Interior category was something of a silver lining for Ekaterina Izmaylova – her winning design remains conceptual. “It’s a shame I couldn’t realise the project, but it is nice to receive this award,” Izmaylova said when receiving the prize for the project, which was designe to mainly make use of natural materials throughout.
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