4-part documentary series
Premiere broadcast: May 28 - 31 on TV Culture Russia
Rerunning: May 29 - June 1 on TV Culture Russia
Authors: Alexandra Sankova, Sveta Chirkova (Moscow Design Museum)
"History of Russian Design" is the first film project in Russia, covering the 100-year history of the development of Russian design. Four series of the film – “Avant-garde”, “VNIITE”, “Design in the USSR” and “Contemporary Design” - explore the processes that were taking place in the professional field during the periods of constructivism (1917 - 1935), developed socialism (1950 - 1980) and modernity (1990 - 2017) and their results that affected the world of objects both in Russia and abroad.
The project involved many year of research conducted by the Moscow Design Museum. The film uses unique archive photo and video materials, shooting of exhibition projects, models, prototypes and drawings from the museum's collection.
The film features Alexandra Sankova, director of the Moscow Design Museum, Marina Loshak, director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Zelphira Tregulova, director of the State Tretyakov Gallery, as well as famous Russian art historians, leading Soviet and Russian designers.