Girl & Boy Stools. A matryoshka seat with storage space inside Manufactured in Semenov, Russia by Oksana, Igor, Galina, et. al.

Secrets from Russia

March 2013

Learning from Matryoshkas
Aamu Song and Johan Olin are otherwise known as COMPANY, a design practice based in Helsinki. At the beginning of last year they followed an urge to discover what went on behind factory doors in Russia, with a desire to learn about the traditional handcrafted processes. So off they went. The result was an active collaboration with six such factories whereby they have developed designs that utilise those traditional techniques to create contemporary crafted objects.