1// In a nutshell:
Founded by Maxim Scherbakov in St. Petersburg, Russia, Supaform Studio mainly works with interiors and custom-made furniture. The main studio aims to think between disciplines like painting, sculpture, and architecture to create uncommon, almost visionary spaces and objects. In their recent work for an apartment in Moscow, Supaform created a minimalist space with a Memphis-like look.
2// What draws our attention the most:
Supaform Studio’s approach combines an essential design with a strong use of colors. In the living room, an earth-toned floor is used to ground the space and the geometric furniture, while a bolder tone is used for the accent wall at the back. These elements contrast strongly with the Klein blue used on the kitchen door structure.
In this apartment, Supaform Studio has used color to highlight specific elements of the space, creating boundaries and blocks able to dialogue with each other. Also, furniture plays an important role: the vibrant green adds a contemporary twist to the seating elements that fuse classical antique shapes at the base with more modern, almost-Brutalist ones. The mustard wall is repeated in the kitchen, but this time, its presence is counterbalanced by a muted green floor that adheres to a sort of lab feeling.
3// The bigger picture
The Moscow project reveals a clear preference for the shades of the quirky ’80s design movement Memphis, with its bold and audacious style characterized by solid graphics and a vibrant primary color palette. Ettore Sottsass, one of Memphis movement founders, used to say, “Design should also be sensual and exciting.” And we believe Supaform Studio’s project combines that sensual approach with modern minimalism. Supaform Studio’s first appearance on Eclectic Trends was related to their digital illustrations of the Yalta foyer, a brutalist-inspired virtual space permeated by a surreal atmosphere. That same atmosphere that we can perceive now in the Moscow apartment.
Image courtesy Supaform Studio.
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