Number 3


Designer Kirill Ratman


Location Yekaterinburg


Written Manifesto:

“My city started as an industrial plant in the middle of pure nature. Just right between Europe and Asia. It is a perfect place for opposites to meet― the land where cultures merge together like two continents divided by the Ural mountains. Where east meets west and frost replaces heat. A place where designed splashes into natural.

The city itself is a mixture of industrial region vibes and elegant details. People here may seem brutal but in fact kind and polite inside. They stand together for love and truth instead of governments lies and greed. Connecting all these differences in such a far located place produces unique feeling of moral comfort.

That is why I tried to reflect on incompatible and opposite forms. I made two symmetrical and predictable strokes completely different but finally matching in one unique shape.”