“Travelling, attending exhibitions, meeting the greatest designers of these days…I let emotions through myself, but you can’t keep such things inside. It’s fraught with an explosion… Though, I suppose, consequently, there is an explosion. It is expressed in terms of my works.”

Maria Altukhova was born in 1988 in Moscow.

In 2005, after finishing the preparation courses entered the National design institute in Moscow, faculty of environment design.

During the studies Maria tried herself in different areas of design. She worked with art-objects, different interior objects, she created the conceptions of large areas important in the social sphere. She was occupied with graphic design and computer graphics, took a great interest in visualization.

Pending the studies Maria took part in different contests-review, conferences, exhibitions and presentations:

In 2006 Maria developed the volume broadsheet, which was used in the stand design of the National design institute on the Exhibition contest of broadsheets, devoted to the 15-th anniversary of the Union of Russian designers (CHA, Moscow).

In spring 2008 on the exhibition “My courtyard, my home entrance” two projects – concept of a playground “Choose and play” and draft design for the improvement of Torzhok city, Palace square, were awarded with Diplomas of laureate of 9-th open contest-review for the best project of the improvement of the city territories of different destinations in the nomination “The best proposal for the complex improvement and city design, made by students” ( Committee on architecture and municipal engineering in Moscow)

In May 2009 for the first time the designer takes part in the contest “Kreata” on the 17-th International Furniture Exhibition “Euroexpofurniture/EEM” with the draft design for the improvement of Torzhok city, Palace square.

In autumn 2009 the designer developed the conceptual design of the Zoological Park in Kostroma for the open tender, announced by Kostroma city administration. The work was awarded with a diploma for the original conceptual presentation of animals.

In spring 2010 the conceptual project of restaurant “ArtObject” Interiors took the first place in the contest of young designers “Kreata” in the nomination “Environment design”. And the concept of the kitchen “Aquamarin”, which was developed specially for a certain nomination - “The kitchen of a new generation Rehau”, took the second place and was published on the Rehau catalog covers. ( On the 18-th International Furniture Exhibition “Euroexpofurniture/EEM”)

In spring 2010 on the exhibition “My courtyard, my home entrance” the conceptual “Project of the Zoo improvement in Kostroma city and interiors of the educational-entertaining center on its territory” was awarded with a diploma of a participant of the 10-th open contest-review for the best project of the improvement of the city territories of different destination in the nomination “The best proposal for complex improvement, city design and small architectural forms, made by students of the core institutes”. (Committee on architecture and municipal engineering in Moscow)

In may 2010 – The conceptual project “Kitchens of a new generation” for the Rehau company was presented on XII International design festival in Caucasian Mineralnye Vody “FERODIZ’10” and was awarded with a Diploma of laureate in the nomination “Environment design” for the high professional level of the presented works and active participating in the work and events of the XII design festival “FERODIZ’10”

In March 2011 Maria graduated with honours the faculty of the environment design of the National design institute.

The designer’s degree work (“The conceptual decision of Shukhov modern art center on the territory of Arma factory”) was awarded in various nominations:

Spring 2011 – Diploma of the 1-st degree on the Art festival UrFO 2011 Ural Art Week in the nomination “Environment design”

May 2011 – The 1-s place on the X international contest of young designers “Kreata” in the nomination “Environment design”

2011 – Diploma in the nomination “Interior exposition design” of the International Olympiad of Design in Caucasian Mineralnye Vody “FERODIZ’11”

December 2011 – Grand Prize in the International architectural and design contest “RODCHENKO’2011”

February 2012 – The 1-st place on the International Festival-contest “Eurazian Prize 2011” in the nomination “Design of public interior” (student competition)

In November 2011 Maria participated in the presentation of the Young Designers Contest “Kreata” in the 15-th international exhibition “Wooden house building/Holzhaus” in Crocus Expo.

Today Maria works with interiors, tries herself in the object design, continues to take part in contests, she is occupied with visualization and teaches computer graphics in the University.

The designer’s works were already published: on “Rehau” catalog covers, in “MebelProfessional” and “4room: forum of the professionals” journals.

In April 2012 on the contest “Kreata” in 20-th International Furniture Exhibition “Eurofurniture 2012” Maria presented the concept CREVICE LAMP.

In July Maria Altukhova has been awarded at the DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD in Paris for concept CREVICE LAMP.

October 2012 - Maria presented the prototype of CREVICE LAMP at SaloneSatellite World Wide Moscow 2012.

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DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2015 for INCEPTION shelving unit
France, Paris

 

Design of the day 23/11/2015 for Christmas MAGstickers/special edition
Favourite Design
France

 

The Diploma of the participant at Salone Satellite World Wide Moscow 2015 for shelving unit "INCEPTION"
Russia, Moscow

 

Design of the day 20/09/2015 for INCEPTION shelving unit
Favourite Design
France

 

Design of the day 03/09/2015 for MAGstickers
Favourite Design
France


 
 

Participant of Moscow Design Week 2014 with CREVICE collection
Russia, Moscow

 

Presentation of CREVICE collection at Milan Design Week 2014 / FuoriSalone / Ventura Lambrate / Russian Design Pavillion
Italy, Milan

 

DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2014
for BRIGHT STALK (CREVICE series)
France, Paris



DAILY DESK concept was chosen for participation at SalonSatellite Moscow 2013 also this project was published in the official catalog and many Italian magazines. The prototype wasn`t produced in time and the participation in SaloneSatellite was canceled.
DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2013
for DAILY DESK (table concept)
France, Paris

 

DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2013
for CREVICE VASE (CREVICE series)
France, Paris

 

Special guest at St Petersburg Design Week 2013 with CREVICE series
Russia, St Petersburg



Video "Crevice Lamp" at short list of International Design & Architecture Film Festival DA!Fest 2012, nomination Product design, Author`s film category
Russia, St Petersburg

 

Participant at Salone Satellite World Wide Moscow 2012
CREVICE LAMP
Russia, Moscow

 

International exhibition MACEF Russia (The International Home Show) CREVICE LAMP
Russia, Moscow

 

DESIGN AND DESIGN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2012
for CREVICE LAMP
France, Paris

 

XI international competition of young designers "Kreata" at the 20th International specialized exhibition "EUROEXPOFURNITURE" 1st prize at the nomination "Interior design" (for CREVICE LAMP)
Russia, Moscow



International Award «The Eurasian Prize 2011 in architecture and design»
1st prize at the nomination "Design of a public interior" (student's competition) for the design concept of the Shukhov center of the modern art on the territory of the Arma factory
Russia, Ekaterinburg

 

International competition of architecture and design "RODCHENKO' 2011"
The Grand Prix for the design concept of the Shukhov center of the modern art on the territory of the Arma factory
Russia, Moscow

 

International Award at design festival on the Caucasian Mineral Waters "FERODIZ ' 11"
The diploma in the nomination "Interior exposition design" for design concept of the Shukhov center of the modern art on the territory of the Arma factory
Russia, Zheleznovodsk

 

X-th international competition of young designers "Kreata" at the 19th International specialized exhibition "EUROEXPOFURNITURE"
at the nomination "Public interior design" for the design concept of the Shukhov center of the modern art on the territory of the Arma factory
Russia, Moscow

 

Art festival "Ural Art Week 2011"
The diploma of 1 degree at the in the nomination "Public interior design" for the design concept of the Shukhov center of the modern art on the territory of the Arma factory
Russia, Ekaterinburg



XII international design festival on the Caucasian Mineral Waters "FERODIZ ' 10"
The diploma of the winner at the nomination "Interior design"- for the concept of kitchen "Aquamarin"
Russia, Zheleznovodsk

 

Exhibition «My yard, my entrance» (architecture and town planning committee of Moscow),
the Diploma for the design concept of the zoo in the city of Kostroma and interiors of the educational and entertaining center in its territory
Russia, Moscow

 

Design award "Kitchen of a new generation for Rehau" at the 18th International specialized exhibition "EUROEXPOFURNITURE"
2nd prize for the concept of kitchen "Aquamarin"
Russia, Moscow

 

International competition of young designers "Kreata" at the 18th International specialized exhibition "EUROEXPOFURNITURE"
1st prize at the nomination "Design of the Environment" for interior concept ArtObject restaurant
Russia, Moscow



City competition for the best Kostroma zoological park design concept,
the Diploma for the design concept of the zoo in the city of Kostroma and interiors of the educational and entertaining center in its territory
Russia, Kostroma



Exhibition «My yard, my entrance» (architecture and town planning committee of Moscow),
the Diploma of the winner for the design concept of a playground "Choose and play"; concept Torzhok city- Palace Square

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