Where form meets function

The Moscow Design Museum holds its grand opening today with an inaugural exhibition that features graphic posters, household items, and children’s toys designed in the Soviet Union.

These categories divide the exhibition into 3 distinct sections and include works from state museums as well as the private collections of designers and their families. Each section illustrates various aspects of Soviet life and material culture like the world of childhood and games, leisure and hobbies, sports and group events, education and science, the production sector, and home life.

Video interviews are included as part of the exhibit with leading Soviet designers Uri Soloviev, Valeri Akopov, Vladimir Runge, Igor Zaitsev, Svetlana Mirzoyan, Vladimir Anisimov, and Alexandr Yermolayev.

Check out a preview of the exhibition above and head over to the museum at 1 Manezhnaya Square. Soviet Design: 1950s–1980s begins today and runs until 20 January 2013.

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