Nissa Kinzhalina, born 1990 in Ekybastuz, Kazakhstan, is a young designer which, since her childhood, has always liked to draw, dream and invent different stories so much that, from the early age of 7, started producing handmade gifts for his relatives trying to reconstruct the toys that were given away. In 2014 she graduated from the Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Almaty and, in 2015, we could already find her at the Salone Satellite in Milan during the Salone del Mobile.
Her approach to product design is quite sympathetic, meaning she tries to put the human experience as the core of her building process, to create a dialogue with people so to understand and experience how they live in her space.
For example, Living Light has multiple living choices: it can be used as a bag, a container, a lamp hanged everywhere and which could be designed in many different sizes and shapes.
“I always think of people. I try to influence their thoughts through my projects. I love it when my project and my work produces a sentimentalist response.” she says about her design production. On Behance then, she cares to mention this personal statement about herself: “As a child, I already knew who I wanted to be. But closer to the age of 18 I began rushing between the three professions – a writer, psychologist and artist. I liked to watch people, listen to them, talk to them – and liked to draw them. Now I understand that it looks like design. I give my thoughts, feelings and soul to it. While creating the projects, I mentally built a dialogue with people. Imagine how they live in this space. Like writing a story for myself.”
To know more about her, check her Behance profile here.