It began few years ago when Russian Design magazine AD asked 5 leading designers to come up with pilot projects to save significant local industries from dying out of ideas. We wrote about Yar Misonzhnikov reinventing Vologda lace traditions. But today we put on review the only one project went in production
That was a redesign of classic Gzhel Porcelain Ceramics by then a designer and now art-director of Strelka Institute - Anna Kulachek. In 2015 together with HALF&HALF production firm, Anna released a small bunch of desert plates HALF&KULACHEK - the modern designs that use classical Gzhel colour motifs and geometrical patterns.
This autumn, the company decided to produce a limited supply of table version plates (27.5 cm) in two colours. Next year, the brand owners intend to continue the series with the same print, as well as produce cups, sugar bowls and other objects.