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’s purpose is 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 defined by a Memphis-like look.
2// What draw 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. This elements creates a strong contrast 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 among each other. Also furniture plays an important role: the vibrant green add a contemporary twist to the seating elements that fuse classical antique shapes at the base with more modern, almost-Brutalist ones. In the kitchen, the mustard wall is repeated but this time its presence is counterbalance by a muted green floor that ad 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 strong graphics and a vibrant primary colors palette. Ettore Sottsass, one of Memphis movement founders, used to say “Design should also be sensual and exciting”. And we do believe Supaform Studio’s project combines exactly that sensual approach with a modern minimalism. Supaform Studio 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.