Maria Tyakina
Product Designer
The Netherlands
+31 (0)6 192 033 59


With lack of plots and increasing demand for cremation, Dome reimagines the traditional cremation urn, in an effort to better suit the modern-day home.

Taking its name from the Latin word “domus” meaning “house”, the Dome urn was inspired by long-standing symbolic and architectural traditions associated with dome structures.

The Dome aims to change the perception that crema- tion urns only belong in mausoleums or columbaria. The Dome urn shows the type of moving experience one can have with cremated remains when given the right type of thoughtful design.

The vacant space between the exterior of the urn and the interior of the glass feels like a contained spiritual atmosphere.

In its final assembled state, the interior marble container can be seen as a ghost-like silhouette through the paint- ed glass, which results in a powerful sensation of pres- ence inside of the dome.

Year: 2018
Commissioned by ST Natuursteen
Dimentions: 27 x 27 x 36 cm
Materials: Bianco carrara, handpainted glass


Year: 2019
1 Arch 23 x 26 x 17 cm
2 Arch 23 x 52 x 17 cm
3 Arch 67 x 26 x 17 cm
Materials: Hand brushed stainless steel

Sensorial Bath

“Sensorial bath” is a collection of objects which explores a relationship between human and an object within the subject of human regeneration.

Being aware of the fast speed of the modern life we look for a comfort in rituals and evaluating of the everyday experiences. Looking for the core of the bathing expe- rience in traditions from around the world, resulted in “Sensorial Bath” collection.

Three sets objects were designed, in a bid to provide the ritualistic maintenance of our body in a domestic surrounding.

Year: 2016
Materials: Lava Stone, Limestone, Tempered Steel, Stonewear, Charred Oak

Bend Table

Bend is a stailness steel side table con- structed without screws, welding or glue.

Each plain of the table interlocks within another pro- viding support and resulting in a form that can be easi- ly assembled and disassembled. Bend table is brushed by hand, the traces left on the surface show the human touch in its cloudy texture.

Year: 2018
Dimentions: 58 x 43 x 45 cm
Materials: Stainless Steel

Color Temperature

Color Temperature is a research into a pro- cess of steel reaction to heat. This project shows a relation between color, material, and heat.

Diverse colors produced on the surface indicate the tem- perature to which steel object was heated in the past. Precise control of time and temperature during the heating process leads to an achievement of the desired color outcome. An oxide layer is formed on steel when its treated with heat. Depending on the thickness, iron oxide provides colors change from natural steel color into gold, purple and finally blue. Each color appears at precise tempera- tures starting from 620 °C and up to 770 °C.

Year: 2016, 2018
Dimentions: 10 x 12 x 0.2cm
Materials: Stainless Steel


Year: 2016
Material: Photography Monoprint

Solfatara is a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, near Naples, part of the Campi Flegrei volcanic area. A dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes. The name comes from the Latin, Sulpha terra, "land of sulfur", or "sulfur earth". Solfatara was formed around 4000 years ago and last erupted in 1198. The crater floor has many fumaroles and mud pools. The vapours have been used for medical purposes since Roman times. Serie of photographs and monoprints demonstrate a landscape, materials, structures, color and an atmosphere of Solfatara’s volcanic area.

Natural, geological, botanical and wildlife wonders as well as recreational history of Solfatara became a data base, inspiration and material foundation for "Sensorial Bath" collection.


Navigating between art and design, my research and studio work focuses on the relationship between human and object, and the ways objects mediate our connection with the body.

Increasing lack of tactility in a contemporary digital era, sensorial perception, and reimagination of habituated ways of looking at objects are the key elements of my design practice. While conducting experimentations with natural phenomena, materials, color, form, and techniques, my artistic research combines study in ritualization, traditions, and nostalgia. By balancing research and fabrication, I explore innovative approaches and material expression to create unexpected sensorial experiences and atmospheres.


2012 — 2016
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands
Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
(Graduated from Furniture Design)
Nominee Department Award 2016

2008 — 2012
Mordovian State University, Saransk, Russia
Interior Architecture