Five Russian designers started a collaboration with five Russian manufacturies specialized in Khokhloma painting, Gzhel ceramics, Zhostovo painted metal and Vologda lace, famous all over the World as symbols of Russian Folk Art. Misonzhnikov developed Katerina, a collection of folding fan made with Vologda laces, mirror and a comb. Lace pattern was based on an existing traditional element and combined with a minimalistic fan shape. By using thread of different thicknesses the gradient effect was achieved. «My collection was called Katerina and dedicated to my granny, who lived in Vologda. When I was a little boy she used to tell me stories about her home there, a big Russian izba, and about her mum, who was always making laces» explains designer.
Photo by Mitya Ganopolsky, Vasily Bulanov