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«Hidden Entourage»

Late in post-pandemic 2021 a stunningly abundant Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome will host a solo exhibition by Supaform, a Moscow-based design studio.
A collection of eight objects disguised as furniture pieces will temporarily fill this copiously decorated venue, connecting centuries of art and design heritage.
»Hidden Entourage« is a visual experiment that offers a beholder to get rid of an assumption that design is doomed to serve a utilitarian function.
For once we stop expecting day-to-day objects to serve us, once we agree to let go of total control over them, they shine with pure emotion and undeniable beauty that does not need a reason.
Credits:
All design and art by Supaform / Maxim Scherbakov
Photography by Serena Eller
Curated by Giacomo Guidi
Gallery and spaces by Contemporary cluster

«Disused»

Coffee table

«Fancy-routine»

For Sight Unseen Offsite

Supaform’s latest collection — a shelf, chair, coffee table, bench, and lamp called Fancy-Routine and debuting at Offsite Online — possess similar characteristics to those in his imagined renderings: clean, curvy lines; off-kilter forms; and a resistance to revealing how exactly they come together. Composed of what he calls «rusty metal», Maxim Scherbakov says his starting point for the collection was the idea of degradation — how even a shiny chrome surface can be eaten away if it’s left long enough.

SHINY Chair

Supaform has created this chair, made especially
for the «Collectible» design fair in Brussels.
The Shiny chair is metal made but it gets a very poetic
and delicate look, merging geometrical and natural forms.
The chair is delicately handmade with some decorative
sloppiness in metal surface treatment.

APART Chair

Green edition

Disused commode

Normative

Armchair

The armchair was created as a part of the «Normative» collection, which was shown in Milan Design Week 2019. This surreal “Normative” collection makes advances to the Soviet everyday life of the ’50-’70s and it’s features. The Collection is a Supaform’s thoughts about the existence of a fantasy soviet reality in which neo-classicism was not been forced out by the principle of utility and efficiency. Under such circumstances, the furniture would remain normative and would not lose its originality and uniqueness at the same time. This modern armchair is made of high quality wood with a pronounced fiber pattern.

Normative chair

«NEW normative»

collection

«Disused»

Armchair

This minimalistic armchair was designed as an addition for «The Disused Collection».

The armchair has sectional construction. It makes the armchair easy to fold.

The disused armchair is made of high-quality powder-coated steel and velvet pillows.

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