exhibitions, design contests, workshops, educational design consulting and publishing projects aiming to promote Russian designers and brands abroad. Our activities stimulate Russian speaking designers to perfect their knowledge and skills through international projects and help them to understand their role in design community, how to promote and make their products competitive, and create true innovations.
Banyan trees are sacred in Asia, and featured in many stories. The tree supports its expanding canopy by growing special roots from its branches. These roots hang down and act as props over an ever widening circle, which can be a metaphorical life force. The designer interprets the ‘banyan concept’ into the physical and visual appearance, and realized the design in a modern and innovative way. As important, the underlying meaning is implicitly communicated and illustrated through this symbol of merits.
A medallic commemoration of the 1964 New York Word's Fair. This project concept connects the 1939 and the 1964 New York World's Fairs, both having been sited in Flushing Meadows, New York. It was commissioned by the New York Numismatic Club, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of it's founding in concordance with the 75th and 50th anniversaries of both New York World's Fairs. The concept and design is the work of Joel Iskowitz, with the artist's mark, JI, appearing on the lower left of the field. Sculpted in bas relief by Luigi Badia with, LB, seen on lower right.
The Pulse of New Talent showcase captures the essence of youthful excitement, energy and self-expression through the fresh lens of 14 distinct personalities culled from six countries representing an exciting, international world view. The 20 piece collection features inspired and inventive designs; from a visionary visor and imaginative tops and jackets, to youthful swimwear and architecturally inspired outerwear and accessories including bags.
In Social Gastronomy, celebrity chefs with grassroots groups showed how "less than perfect" ingredients can be salvaged and transformed into a "more than perfect" feast for social good. The event proved private kitchens as key sites for social innovation, raised awareness of food waste reduction: over 3,600 tons of food are discarded daily and half are edible; it also takes 1/3 of solid waste landfill space. Guests reflected on ‘imperfect’ ingredients value, turned surplus food into healthy and delicious dishes. A cookbook is published to educate the next generation.
Visual Studio had the opportunity to design for Changi Airport Singapore, the 'Be a Changi Millionaire' grand draw event which happened to be during Singapore's jubilee celebration year. The theme selected was call 'SG50' which means celebration the nation's 50th birthday. The set up and designs are inspire by every aspect of a typical Singaporean life drawing back its relation to the theme.
Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.