This Wooden Desk Set Celebrates Avant-Garde Russian Architecture

By: Malika Renee Butss - Jan 28, 2016
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Designers Nasya Kopteva and Sasha Braulov are honoring Russian architecture with a set of wooden desk essentials that posses silhouettes inspired by some of the Russia's most iconic buildings.

Russian architecture was at an all time high during the 1920s and 30s. Constructivist buildings of the time were the epitome of functionalist philosophy while Soviet Socialist propaganda was also incredibly hard to miss. Immortalizing this architecture, 52Factory's Nasya Kopteva and Sasha Braulov produced a wooden desk set which features a magnetic paperclip holder reminiscent of Konstantin Melnikov's house as well as a smartphone docking station and pencil holder which mirror the Communal House of the Textile Institute.

In addition to being beautifully designed desk accessories, the creators hope the set becomes a way to teach kids about Russia's great architectural legacy.