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Step inside the surreal mind of Russia’s Harry Nuriev

15 May 2018

Rendered in hues of on-trend ultra-violet, the latest collection from Russian designer Harry Nuriev plays his own brand of childlike surrealism against iconic 20th century designs.

Inspired by a plastic replica of Pedro Friedeberg’s iconic hand chair that Nuriev found dumped outside his New York apartment, the capsule embraces a cartoonish take on human anatomy, with wardrobes and hangers — and lights inspired by Serge Mouille’s classic spider lamps — styled from human hands.

The designs make up a new home and clothing collaboration between Nuriev’s Crosby Studios and New York-based label Opening Ceremony, marking the company’s first foray into ceramics, apparel and small home goods, pulled together with broad pastel brush strokes.

After opening with a two-part installation at Opening Ceremony’s flagship store on 15 May, the collection will appear at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, open to the public from 20 May to 23 May.

To see more of Nuriev’s work, visit the Crosby Studio’s website here.