Architect and interior designer, Elena Kornilova was born and grew up in Moscow, Russia, since 2017 she is living and working in Paris, France. She is a member of the Society of British and International Design (SBID). In her design she always wants to reflect the character of space, environment or people for whom she works as she believes that only feelings and emotions make the object absolutely unique. She likes to use unusual materials that to distinguish her objects with exclusivity and originality. Elena thinks that today the vigilance ecologic should be integrated in each creating. Therefore in each her project she searches to find a solution between the technical approach aesthetic and respect of environment.
1999 – 2005 Moscow Architectural Institut (State Academy)
- Obtaining the State Diploma of Architect (Master Graduate - Bac + 6)
2005 : Thesis defended: "Reconstruction project of the city center of Düsseldorf, Germany"
Exhibition of the project at the House of Architects in Düsseldorf, Germany
2003 : Participation in the student exchange program of the Düsseldorf University of Sciences ‘Fachhochschule Düsseldorf’, Germany, in architecture class.
Thesis defended: "The Museum of Contemporary Art on Neumarkt Square in Cologne, Germany"
1989 – 1997 Moscow Art School. Art history for 8 years. Thesis defended: "Reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Ostankino, Moscow"
Since April 2014
ELENA KORNILOVA ARCHITECTURE D'INTERIEUR - Paris - London - Cote d'Azur - Monaco.
Interior architect, Designer, Project manager
-Design, development and implementation of complete project management projects (private residential, hotels, offices & luxury retail stores / flagship store)
-Design of unique works of art
-Coordination of providers and negotiation of commercial proposals
-Research and selection of works of art (masterpieces)
02/2008 - 04/2012
UNIQUE ANTIQUE, company specializing in the sale of exceptional antique furniture and period accessories, made between the 16th and 20th centuries in France, Great Britain, Italy and the United States.
-In charge of various creative projects highlighting the company's product and service offer
-Graphic design and production (webdesign / storyboard / moodboards / print)
-Technical production monitoring (Motion designer / Photographer)
05/2007 - 02/2008
Architect and project manager
Company BOSCO di CILIEGI. Milan-Moscow. Projects and realization of luxury boutiques in collaboration with internal teams (Jil Sander, Paul Smith, La Perla, Moschino, Ermano Shervino)
-Global project management
-Coordination of different architects and Marketing Directors collaborating on projects
-Coordination of site managers
06 / 2005– 12/2007
SAVINKIN / KUZMIN agency. Responsible for various residential interior architecture projects and retail
-Conception and development
-General project management
-Customer relationship management and all providers
-Design of engineering structures
-Research and selection of works of art
06/2001 - 05/2005
Enterprise MOSPROJECT. Real estate diagnostics and renovations. Public and sports equipment projects. Design of specific buildings (cinema, offices, housing). Structures, walkways, and infrastructure projects.
- Design of private and public residential buildings
- Reconstruction of the campus of the State Relations University in Moscow
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Finalist of prestigeous international award in the field of interior design, organized by the Society of British and International Design (SBID)
Made from eco-friendly materials this Fluid Cabinet is excellent for storage of documents or small everyday objects. Delicate dark brown texture cork is embedded like the natural circular lines on stone or wood, shaped by the strength of nature, bringing fluids movements on the cabinet. The fancy bronze handles brought the sculptural elements to this cabinet demonstrating the skillfull craftsmanship. The interior dressed in dark matt brass for chic and elegance in each side like an haute-couture dress which is beautiful inside and outside.