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The carpet set the tone for the whole room: five things of Soviet design, relevant to this day


The Yugoslav wall, where the porcelain service "Madonna" was comfortably arranged on the shelves, coupled with the collected works of Jack London; floor lamp; a sofa and a polished sliding table, around which they gathered for the holidays to sing and drink; and of course, the carpet on the wall is an exemplary interior of the Khrushchev’s 70s. They are now massively getting rid of everything Soviet and, by stopping by in a rented apartment, they are first of all eliminating the "grandmother's repair," however, many things of that time today are finding a new, relevant rethinking. In a joint project with IKEA, Life around tells you what Soviet design items might have inspired Swedish designers.


A luxury item and a pride of production of the fraternal republics of Azerbaijan or Turkmenistan. They stood in queues behind the carpet and it was very difficult to transport (roll up, try to fit into a passenger car, give up on the size of the car and order a truck, try your luck and drag the carpet into the elevator, again become disappointed and at least carry on foot to the third floor on foot). The carpet was hung on the wall and thus dealt with a huge number of questions: saved wallpaper (count, you don’t need to glue it on one wall now), covered holes from old wallpapers, and most importantly - insulated the wall and created additional noise insulation. The carpet is a symbol of wealth in the family, well, and it's just beautiful.

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If you relate to your interior with humor, then the carpet can be hung on the wall, decorated with a neon sign or a disco ball - this will make your home a popular place for guests to take a selfie. A more traditional option is a carpet on the floor, with a coloring in the style of "grandmother's pattern", it will become an art object that will "set the tone for the whole room."

Russian design as it is. A modest and elementary thing, however, intended for the most important thing. Its origin is still fanned by legends: either it was made at the factory in Gus-Khrustalny, or the sculptor Vera Mukhina (the author of "Worker and Collective Farm Girl" and our Gorky in the eponymous square) in the company with Malevich came up with the design of "ours is everything." A faceted glass is insanely strong and can withstand a drop from a meter high, cheap and convenient. “To realize for three” is also due to a glass; a half-liter bottle of vodka was ideally bottled on three such faceted ones. One could meet such glasses in the USSR everywhere, they were very popular in public catering - in automatic machines with sparkling water, in canteens, in kindergartens and schools. To this day, you can drink tea from a faceted glass in a cup holder in all trains of the Russian Railways.

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Drinking tea, coffee, compote and soda: a faceted glass is a classic of the genre. It does not heat up much, it is almost impossible to break, it is practical. And this is truly the main character of domestic design.

Wall combined wardrobes, colloquially called walls, are the center of the universe of any living room. Life revolves around the wall - there is also a wardrobe (even two) with clothes and shoes, a sideboard with crystal and porcelain, bookshelves showing the library, and of course, an opening for the TV. Fashionable hosts in a folding cabinet set up a bar where they stored all the unfinished and brought in - rum, port, Amaretto liquor. The Yugoslav walls, finished with veneers with a cherry shade, were valued above all, but in the rotation there were also Gedaer, Hungarian, Czech. Many had to be content with domestic ones.

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In a good way, the wall that was in your childhood is now not needed - the handles fall off, the doors sag, they take up a lot of space. Take a closer look at options that are just as functional, but less cumbersome.

Chandeliers in the USSR experienced different styles, for example, in the 60s simple lampshades replaced the lamps with horns - you probably remember these laconic glass plates under the ceiling or modestly hanging plastic cylinders. In the 70s, chic lighting fixtures returned - for example, in the famous scene in court in the movie "Mimino", it is considered a particularly incriminated crime that the defendant broke a Venetian glass chandelier. The fact that then the chandeliers were not always brought from Venice, we omit.

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The "rich" chandelier is the center of attraction and a good game in contrast in the loft interior; when there is brick and concrete around, it’s not necessary to hang Edison’s lamps, it’s much wiser to place a crystal and with horns.

The ergonomic model, which came in a set of four pieces plus a table, is the place for tea in the living room. The chair took up little space, despite its widely spaced legs, but, well, such a model, like all the furniture of the 70s, was absolutely transparent and light, that is, even a set of five objects in the center of the hall did not make me sad. And under the chairs and a table, you could easily vacuum without moving furniture.

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Such models are extremely popular today - perhaps due to the fact that those Romanian and Czechoslovak armchairs resemble Swedish design, or maybe a generation has grown up who is nostalgic for grandmother's furniture. However, the fact remains: if earlier such chairs were massively carried to the trash, then now you can’t find them on Avito.

Material prepared with the support of ikea

Watch the video: Top 10 Production Designs of All Time (January 2020).

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