Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - SPOTLIGHT -

Young global de­signer-to-watch Daria Zi­no­vat­naya, who hails from the Ukraine, works on projects rang­ing from in­te­ri­ors to fur­ni­ture and light­ing de­signs. ‘The ba­sis of my work is colour and ge­om­e­try, a com­bi­na­tion of coloured planes,’ she says, at­tribut­ing its style to the Rus­sian Supre­ma­tism art move­ment and iconic 20th-cen­tury names like Le Cor­bus­ier, Charlotte Per­riand and Jean Prouvé. Her first fur­ni­ture con­cept Chero­kee, no­table for its ‘simple form in an un­usual ex­e­cu­tion and de­sign’, re­ceived a Red Dot De­sign Award in 2017. Cur­rent ranges in­clude It­ten, named in hon­our of Swiss pain­ter and the­o­reti­cian Jo­hannes It­ten, and makes bold use of colour in the man­ner of its name­sake. ‘It­ten said that when we give colour to the sub­ject, we give it life,’ says Zi­no­vat­naya. ‘Since colour is the ba­sis of my work, I con­sider this say­ing to be ab­so­lutely true!’


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