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Maria Tyakina
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Gaze Table


Gaze table is an object free in its movement, demonstrating a new expression from every angle. It invites us to observe, whilst its soft reflective nature relates to other elements that build the landscape of our daily domesticity.

At the same time, it is a piece that is precise and measured. The material and connection are only in places that are essential to the balance and fixation of the piece. Elements are fixed with a joint and bolt system which can be easily dismounted and Transported.

Gaze table has a raw brushed aluminum finish, which makes the future reusing of the material achievable with a small environmental footprint.

Year of design: 2020
Material: 8 mm aluminium, brushed
Size: L 130 x W 70 x H 46 cm

Fold Lamp


The Fold lamp is characterized by a refined manual craftmenship with the material properties of a thin piece of sheet metal.

The manual force that is applied by body weight and hands has been used to stress the metal beyond its yield strength to modify its geometry, causing the material to plastically deform, but not to fail. Using manual labor instead of conventional mechanical techniques and machinery allows the material to dictate the way it must be manipulated. It results in a lightweight but strong geometry which made up by forces that are often invisible to the naked eye.

The act of folding results in both tension and compression in the sheet metal. The outside portion of the sheet undergoes tension and stretch to a greater length, while the inside portion experiences compression and shortens. The interaction of forces makes a thin and flexible sheet of metal into a strong and rigid form which is maintaining its balance through tension.

Year of design: 2019
Material: Steel
Size: L 40 x W 22 x H 50 cm (SMALL)
L 50 x W 22 x H 98 cm (TALL)

Dome


(Re)design Death in Cube design museum_ Ruud Balk

(Re)design Death in Cube design museum_ Ruud Balk

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 cremation 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 painted glass, which results in a powerful sensation of presence inside of the dome.

Year of design: 2018
Place of Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Bianco carrara, handpainted glass
Size: L 27 x W 27 x H 36 cm

Bend Table


Bend is a stailness steel side table constructed without screws, welding or glue.

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

Year of design: 2018
Place of Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Stainless Steel, hand brushed
Edition: Numbered edition of 18 + 1 AP
Size: L 58 x W 43 x H 43 cm

Bend Table Low


Bend is a stailness steel side table constructed without screws, welding or glue.

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

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Year of design: 2019
Place of Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Stainless Steel, hand brushed
Edition: Numbered edition of 18 + 1 AP
Size: L 89 x W 89 x H 24 cm

Arch


Year of design: 2019
Size:
1 Arch L 23 x W 17 x H 26 cm
2 Arch L 23 x W 17 x H 52 cm
3 Arch L 67 x W 17 x H 26 cm
Material: Stainless steel, hand brushed

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 experience 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 of design: 2016
Material: Lava Stone, Limestone, Tempered Steel, Stonewear, Charred Oak

Color Temperature


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

Diverse colors produced on the surface indicate the temperature 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 temperatures starting from 620 °C and up to 770 °C.

Year of design: 2016
Size: 10 x 12 x 0.2cm
Material: Stainless Steel, tempered

To Speak On Behalf Of Things


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 a 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.

Year of design: 2016
Material: Photography Monoprint





About

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.

Education

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