The exposition is traditionally located in the “House on Brestskaya” - in the “Model Hall”, where public councils are held under the mayor of Moscow, in the corridors and on the small fourth floor. The masters of design took over the third floor, leaving the upper platform for aspiring artists. It is interesting to observe how, as the number of storeys increases, projects become more free and utopian.
In the middle of the hall of the main competition, objects are collected that vaguely resemble enlarged furniture: the central part of the exhibition depicts an exaggerated interior, each item of which is used as an exhibition stand. For example, the architectural studio of Karen Balyan placed images of one of their new interiors on the surface of a luminous cylindrical floor lamp hung from the ceiling, grounded with a single cord. The adjacent stand depicts a frame-portal, which can be passed through, examining the photographs placed on its inner walls. The hall's nail is a less recognizable object, which, due to its incomprehensibility, claims to be a metaphor - a plastic cylinder, from the body of which illuminated rectangles with pictures are extruded. Most of all it looks like a tree trunk with chopped off branches.
The walls are lined with tablets depicting apartments, offices, shops and themed restaurants. The Park for a Time restaurant project by Sofia Todorovskaya offers a mix of exteriors from different eras: a round dance floor is surrounded by small halls, each of which creates the atmosphere of some part of the 20th century, mainly by means of a retro car from Buick to Cadillac placed in the center. The office space of the communication company Zero of Alexey Levchuk is designed with powerful straight planes and long corridors. Apparently, laconicism helps to build effective communication.
The contenders for the "author's subject" and "subject installation" awards are exhibited in the hall of the layout of the General Plan of Moscow. This conceptual exposition is distinguished by the unobtrusive ephemerality of forms divorced from vain life, as well as persistent attachment to the theme of the lamp. This is understandable: firstly, light is a sublime and attractive topic, and secondly, its sources are least of all tied to pragmatic requirements and can be of almost any kind. So the most conceptual part of the exhibition evolved in the direction of the Svet store - though not just any one, but a very good one.
"ART-Bla", for example, furnished a small corner with a stool and a cloud with paper lamps of characteristic outlines. The Poor Design project, in other words, how to make something out of nothing, by Natalia Tamruchi is a gray-brown room with nostalgic lamps in the form of dried flowers. The workshop of Varvara Zelenetskaya proposed a version of the "evening beach", which can be done right at home - by pulling a hammock in the room, closing the upper light and strengthening the lower one. Art Cascade offered a boring version of an office made of familiar materials in new forms: the shelf for papers is strongly curved, neon contrasts with abundant greenery, and the floor is covered with “green grass”.
The conceptual exposition of Interior Ideas was made by students - in general, this part of the exhibition can be considered as variations on the theme of 20th century design. Some authors recalled Malevich's Suprematism with red-black-yellow forms.Another turned out to be closer to the strict abstractionism of Piet Mondrian with his famous colored rectangles and black lines, from which cross dialogue in three-dimensional space was composed. Still others tried to imagine life in the interior by showing this life in a toy house, into which the viewer will certainly want to look and which, moreover, is broadcast on the TV screen.
The winners of the Festival's contests will be announced on April 1, and before that, master classes on design and architecture of the house will be held at the House on Brestskaya.