28 july – 15 november

The All-Russian Decorative Art Museum opens the travelling exhibition "Designed and Made in Russia" in the exhibition space of Tula's "Machine Tool Museum" in the creative industrial cluster "Octava".

The exhibition exhibits the works of the short-listed nominees of the III All-Russian competition-biennale of object design in several nominations: "Industrial design", "Studio design", "Youth nomination" and the final non-competitive part "Fine craft".

The "Machine Museum" presents 60 products created by designers from 15 cities of our country. These are items of furniture, textiles, lighting, porcelain and ceramics, different in their styles, ideas and colour schemes.

"The potential of the design industry largely depends on an active dialogue between designers and manufacturers, on the opportunity to design and create new modern products. Our exhibition is important from this very point of view. We want to show that creative ideas have a huge potential in Russia," said Elena Titova, Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum and Chairperson of the Jury.

The guests of the exhibition will see such exhibits as "Samovar Antigadget" made of plaster by 3D model, porcelain service "Ministry of Tea" from the cycle "Empire" decorated with transparent glaze, capsule of ceramic tables "Sharovary" made of chamotte and mat glaze, chandelier "LOUISE 20" created from black metal, bronze, crystal and others.

"It is very important for the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum to demonstrate the potential of Russian object design and its best examples not only in the exhibition halls of the museum, but also outside it. It is wonderful that the next venue to host the travelling project 'Designed and Made in Russia' will be the 'Machine Tool Museum' in Tula," said Vera Savelyeva, curator of the exhibition and head of the Object Design Fund of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum.

"Russian design has always been unique. At the exhibition, we want to show our guests what quality design of our creators looks like today, to present the objects one would want to look at every day. By the way, many exhibits are suitable for mass production - the innovative look of an object can also be functional," commented Dmitry Barsenkov, CEO of Octava cluster.

LSR Group - the country's leading construction holding was the general partner of the "Designed and Made in Russia" contest, the official partner of the contest was NaftaGaz oilfield services company, and the partner was “Manders” company.