Sigma armchair by Taras Zheltyshev Dimensions: 75 x 90 x 70 cm Materials: Felt, wood and metal Taras Zheltyshev used the image of a curved kettlebell, which is connected by metal elements to the base. In histology classes, we periodically examined the blood and made its formula. I was always surprised that at first glance this countless number of cells is the same and just fill the space like sand, but in fact this system is incredibly smart and varied. Each of a million cells performs its personal function and is located in the place where it needs to be. Consequently, this is one chair out of a billion others, having its unique function and standing in the place where it should be. The chair made of polyurethane foam, plywood and metal. Awards 2012 Winner of the art contest «Moleskine Tomsk» Russia Tomsk 2013 People’s Choice «Skol» «Revolution in the light» Russia Moscow 2013 Finalist and winner of the «Art of Light» Russia Novosibirsk 2013 Winner of the “Days of Design in Tomsk” Russia Tomsk 2014 Winner of the A’Design Award 2014 Winner of the 2014 A’Design Award Iron 2014 participant «Beijing design week 2014» “collectible Lamps” 2014 Organizer of the design-secret 2014 project auction 2015 Winner of the A’Design Award 2015 Gold 2015 Participant of the “Milan Design Week 2015” “Pelic-an” 2016 Participant of the “Moscow Design Week 2016” “MYT” 2015 Winner of the A’Design Award 2016 Bronz 2018 Participant of the “Moscow Design Week 2018” «Lymphochair» 2019 Collectible fair 2019 in Brussels Zheltyshev Taras The artist/designer was born in the Siberian city of Tomsk in 1991. Parents, who were doctors and architects, influenced the choice of a future profession. In 2010, he entered the pediatric faculty of the Siberian Medical University. He had two passions at the university – biophysics and cartoon animation. Taras was engaged not only in laboratory part-time work, but also in an architectural bureau, creating interior items and art objects. In 2013, he took part and eventually won the Maleskin art competition, where he showed his illustrations. After that, art and passion for design began to conquer his soul. It gave him opportunity to constantly experiment and invent something new. So in 2014, while taking part in the international design competition A’ Design Award, he discovered new horizons in the design and in the same year, he showed projects in light fittings at Beijing Design Week 2014. His works were organic and functional. He was able to create natural images with a functionality. From this moment design, artistic activity and biophysics began to merge into a single unity. Taras created a multidisciplinary workshop where he studied many technologies and techniques for processing materials. Over time, his work blurred the boundary between visible reality and the hidden natural processes of organisms which he studied at a medical university. That led to prevalence of histological ornaments, molecular images and the living organisms’ colors and shapes in his works. Between 2014 and 2018, Taras won several design awards such as the A’ Design Award, Internetional Design Award, Skol Design Award and were featured at I Saloni in Milan and Salone Satelite in Moscow. Taras experimented on the visual functionality of an object that is able to change a person’s attitude to certain things. In 2019, he presented his works at the Collectible Fair in Brussels in the Young Designer category. After that he began to collaborate with two famous Moscow galleries of collectible design. At the same time, he starts cooperation with large factories for which he designed unique art collections of interior items. Again, in 2019, his works were shown in two galleries: Cosmoscow international exhibition of contemporary art in Moscow, and the collectible design exhibition Russian Antique & Art Fair. Since 2019, there have been many publications in magazines (Vogue, Elle decoration, Ad, Interior + Design, Interiors The Best, In / Ex, Forbes, DesignMet, The Rouge, Tatler) about an author who uses biological and natural knowledge with a personalization approach in art design projects. Now Taras lives and works in Moscow in his workshop, where he constantly studies natural disciplines and creates objects with a soul. Taras declares: I create a person’s attitude to different processes and images. We are surrounded by countless details, complex systems that cannot be realized, but at the same time we live in harmony. I transmit a small part of the invisible world where organized molecules rule, they always strive for symmetry and do this through functional objects for human life. It is necessary to create contact, the exchange of information between complex systems and man, so that the latter can at least imagine them. When we get acquainted with a new device or image, we are getting knowledge about it, and this understanding alone can expand the boundaries in other areas of knowledge.