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About Alexander Zhukovsky : Alexander Zhukovsky was born in a small Ukrainian town, Polonnoe, to a Polish-Ukrainian family. He received his art and design education in Russia. After receiving an MA in industrial design from USAAA (Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Yekaterinburg) in 2008, he founded his own design studio which specializes in a wide range of fields: from lighting, furniture and sanitary ware to medical equipment and vehicles. Participation in ethnographic expeditions to the Extreme North, the study of culture and way of life of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North, the study of applied arts on par with modern design, interest in both traditional cultural values, contemporary technology and the future – all of these experiences have influenced his individual design concept and his own vision of what is considered “good design”. Today, Alexander Zhukovsky is based in three cities – Warsaw (Poland), San Diego (USA) and St. Petersburg (Russia). Among the studio’s clients are both small innovative companies and large manufacturers from Russia, the USA, Europe, and Asia.
STATEMENT OF ART:
The design is its absence…

Dieter Rams said, “Good design is as little design as possible”. I really like this phrase. Good design is the logical design. Perfectly when people don’t think how to open a cupboard or cabinet, it should be intuitively understandable. When a person doesn’t need to apprehend something rationally by his mind, when the design is so laid out and easy, then person take it emotional or through the sensory perception. A sensory perception or emotional experience is much stronger and more stable than rational. Perhaps that is why the most expensive and cult goods (furniture or clothes) in terms of design look very simple and even ascetic.



The beauty of function…

When you work on a design of a product or furniture, beauty is necessary to associate not only with the appearance. Almost everything has a unique function even if it’s only aesthetic pleasure. I believe that each function has its own aesthetics. The task of the designer is to identify and demonstrate this aesthetic, make this function beautiful. The design is good if the form and function have a logical connection, when form and function correspond to each other and when the form emphasizes the function. The function must have the shape and this shape must be beautiful.



Contextuality…

The most important condition of creating a successful product, in whatever field it was created, I think is understanding the context of the future product. I mean the cultural context, mental, environmental, geographical, marketing, stylistic, functional, etc. Such contexts are infinite variety because anything does not exist in isolation. Designers should represent and understand in details the conditions under which future products will have to live. This understanding helps to answer all posed questions in the bounds of the design process and to achieve the most important goal of the designer – create a positive, exciting user experience.

ORGANIZATION:
Alexander Zhukovsky Design Studio

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
University lecturer, other subjects Education, research, training

EDUCATION:
2008, Industrial Designer, MA, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts (USAAA), Yekaterinburg/RUSSIA.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2014, Elena Shchukina Gallery, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.

EVENTS:
2015, Salone del Mobile (SaloneSatellite), Milano/ITALY;
2015, ICFF, New York/USA;
2016, Imm Cologne 2016, Cologne/GERMANY;

AWARDS:
2015, Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category;
2013, Design and Design International Award, FRANCE;
2008, 1st Place, Interior Motives Design Award (Best Lifestyle Interior), Paris/FRANCE;
2008, Next Volkswagen icon, Russia/Germany (Potsdam);
2007, IV Florence International Expo of the Best Projects in Architecture and Design;

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2013, "Bubble Bath" (Bathsphere), THE PEAK SELECTIONS: DOMAIN 2013, Issue 07, SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA.

2015, "The Bathsphere", Chic House Magazine, Page 20, https://issuu.com/casasymas/docs/cha_monterrey_199
, December, MONTERREY/MEXICO.

2017, "Too Cool for Stool" (Artu Stool), Yanco Design, https://www.yankodesign.com/2017/04/21/too-cool-fo
r-stool/, April, VANCOUVER/CANADA.

2018, "Chairs by Alexander Zhukovsky" (LeTube Chairs), ELLE Decoration RU, https://www.elledecoration.ru/news/design/russkii-
dizain-novye-stulya-ot-aleksandra-zhukovskogo-id67
92624/, September, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, English.

COMPUTER LITERACY:
SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Studio MAX, Corel Draw, etc.

HOBBIES:
Snowboarding, traveling

WEB SITE:
www.figuron.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.alexanderzhukovsky.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-10-02 21:59:42

COUNTRY:
Russian Federation

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Alexander Zhukovsky


Cubix Stationery Set

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category in 2013
Alexander Zhukovsky for Skb Kontur

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