Wooden crafts are an integral part of Russian national culture. The collection of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum holds a unique collection reflecting the development of crafts in all their diversity, which can inspire young authors to create modern solutions and give their interpretation of the cultural code.


The aim of the competition is to reinterpret the heritage of wooden crafts in contemporary design.


The aims of the competition are:

- To promote the development of Russian design, architecture and contemporary art;

- to draw attention to the problem of reviving wooden crafts;

- to identify the characteristics and features of the "Russian Style";

- to create museum-level objects that would serve as exhibits in an open-air museum exhibition for 3 years;

- support the creative potential of young architects, designers and students of specialized universities.


The competition jury: 

1. Elena Titova, Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum

2. Yury Nazarov, President of National Design Academy

3. Alexander Soyfer, co-founder and vice-president of the National Institute of Design, member of the Union of Artists, member of the Russian Union of Designers

4. Kuzembaev Totan, architect

5. Nikolay Belousov, architect

6. Vsevolod Lekhin, Director of Stroygroup Ltd.

7. Irina Korobiina, full member of the International Academy of Architecture


The participants are invited to develop a conceptual design project of a wooden art object in "Russian style".


Evaluation criteria: 

1. originality of the idea;

2. insight into the theme of the "Russian style";

3. realistic and constructive literacy, allowing the project to be implemented in the material.