Olga Shchukina

Interior Designer

Russian Federation

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A truly versatile designer and project manager, with over 17 years of experience in the industry, skilfully combining the work of an architect and interior designer. Olga was educated at the Lund University in Sweden as a Master of Industrial Design, and completed a diploma internship at the heart of the Swedish concern - IKEA design bureau. At that time, under the influence of the great Scandinavian brands, her understanding of the basics of ergonomics, style and lifestyle, environmental design, as well as her vision of her unique path was formed. Her active and creative nature, combining both aesthetic and technical competencies, admitted her to become a participant, laureate and winner of many exhibitions and competitions in design. Highly skilled in drawing, visualisation and modelling, as well as a great sense of humour. Interested in both futuristic design and architectural heritage preservation, an ambassador and shareholder of Château de la Motte Chandeniers (France).

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EDUCATION

2009 - 2012 St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Architecture, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Master of Architecture

1997- 2006 Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design
Design, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Industrial Designer

2003 - 2005 Lund's University, LTH, Lund, Sweden.
Industidesign, Master of Industrial Design

WORKING EXPERIENCES

Jan 2010 – Present, Architect and Interior Designer, GIDDecor, Saint Petersburg/ Russia.

Apr 2015 – Present, CEO and Founder, WUD, Saint Petersburg/ Russia.

Oct 2016 – Oct 2017, Head of Interior Project, CJSC Zenit-Arena, Saint Petersburg/ Russia.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2022 2 х Winner in Furniture Design Category. Iron | A’ Design Awards & Competition. Como/ Italy

2021 Winner in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category. Bronze | A’ Design Awards & Competition. Como/ Italy


2016, STAR of Design. Real TEKA/Real Kitchen.

2007, Kreata, 1st Place "Best design project program", "Dune chair", Young Russian Designers Contest, Moscow/ Russia.

2006, “The best Diploma work in Design” 2006, “The universal indoor vehicle for disabled”, Annual exhibition of the “St.-Petersburg’s Designers Union”, St.-Petersburg/ Russia.

2006, Top 20 Finalist. "Orikata - nomad furniture", YODEX Young Designers Exhibition by ITDC (International Taiwan Design Center), Taipei/ Taiwan.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Elements

FUNCTION:

Universal Interior System

LOCATION:

Saint Petersburg

YEAR:

2022

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ABOUT

"Open showcase" concept allows to provide not only a free access to storage, but also forms a space visual ecology: without obstructing with blind partitions that obscure the light, block a quick view and create a sense of a warehouse. The system impresses with its modern language of forms, functional, human-oriented design based on aesthetic principles of sustainability, as well as a well-thought-out and concept of design, production and simple assembly and installation.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Olga Shchukina and Liubov Borisovskaya, 2021.

COPYRIGHTS:

Olga Shchukina

Induku

FUNCTION:

Multifunctional Holder

LOCATION:

Saint-Petersburg

YEAR:

2021

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The product was designed with the aim of creating a simple, elegant device for bathroom, hallway and other spaces needed in light, heat and hanging. It designed to be used in small spaces and meant to look as simple as possible but to be still the most multifunctional. It stands out in the space with its simple design and diverse function - lighting, warming, holding, charging and reflecting.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Olga Shchukina and Liubov Borisovskaya, 2020.

COPYRIGHTS:

Olga Shchukina

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