Veera Gontšugova is a DESIGNHEAD

Blog — 12.3.22

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Name: Veera Gontšugova

Age: 26

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Instagram: @cchernichka


Are you a designer? Why or why not? I am. I hate copying, so when I am creating stuff inspired by an existing idea (I mean anything that can inspire me from out or within), I am naturally trying to interpret it through my own vision and a medium. I also often feel a need to make ‘practical’ pieces.

One word to describe your take on design: Conceptual

The last thing you made: Bliss ottoman

The next thing you want to make: an upcycled armchair

A designed object you adore: Furniture sculptures by Lee Sisan and anything from Rooms Studio

A designed object you can’t stand the sight of: Clothing with Ed Hardy prints

A moment of pure creative joy: The process of creating or putting together, the play of it.

When we say “designing the future,” what comes to mind? Designing inspired by the future itself, a beautiful concept to be inspired by the uknown, which is a pure fantasy and speculation.

If you could show your work to anyone in the world, who would it be? Harry Nuriev

Your aesthetic embodied as a:
sound? silence
color? white
texture? furry

Your *grail*: if you could own one iconic design work, what would it be? That’s a hard desidion indeed. Soriana armchair by Arfa & Tobia Scarpa — I’ve just discovered the denim variation.

What’s next for you? Currently planning my solo exhibition as my Master’s thesis in interior architecture: a series of conceptual interior objects.

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