Design lecture center in NAYADA offices

17 / 10 / 2013

The lecture series “History of Object Design” was launched in the offices of the NAYADA Company. General education courses on the history of design will be conducted until November 19 – for both professionals and enthusiasts.

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The classes are being conducted by Olga Kosyreva, an expert in the field of design, well-known design critic, lecturer, journalist and editor who has over 15 years of experience in popular, specialized and business publications.

The course of the Design Lecture Center was opened by an introductory lecture on design, entitled “What is design and why do we need it. What relation has to each of us. People who invented design. Bauhaus and VKHUTEMAS”. The students could get answers to all their common, but, at times, controversial questions. Is design a process or a result? Is the design an art? Can we consider Ancient Greek benches as design or Empire style furniture? When did design appear? Who was the first designer?

Was there design in Russia or is it an entirely Western phenomenon? And what is the difference between the modern and modernism (just in case you did not know), and what role in the birth of modern design was played by the first design school? The course is attended by practicing designers, decorators, architects, owners and employees of furniture companies, textile and floral studios, as well as non-specialists who are interested in this subject.

Photo Design lecture center in NAYADA offices

Themes of future lectures:

October 8. New furniture for the new man. How Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Eileen Gray changed the world.

October 15. Bent plywood and the soul of things. Modernism in Nordic countries and North America: Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen.

October 22. How are Italian designers different from all the others. The great Italians: Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, etc.

October 29. Pop art and design: sex, drugs & rock-n-roll – contributions to design made by Joe Colombo, Verner Panton, Gaetano Pesce, etc.

November 5. Post-modernism in design. Studio Alchimia Group and Group Memphis, Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass.

November 12. High-tech old stuff and aesthetics of refusal in modern design: high-tech and minimalism.

November 19. Design of the twenty-first century: design as an art and as a child of high technology.

The course of 8 lectures is delivered once a week – on Tuesdays. Beginning at: 8:00 p.m. (20:00).
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours.

To sign up for courses, please contact::

Director of Design Lecture Center, Natasha Potapova: + 7 (916) 517-6609,

Classes are conducted in NAYADA offices at the address: Moscow, Kievskaya Subway Station, 16a Berezhkovskaya Embankment, Riverside Station BC, 3rd floor – a 10-minute walk from the subway station.

Attention! Participants of the international competition in the field of design and architecture, the ‘ArchChallenge 2013: Flex Office’ are offered a 10% discount on these courses.