Ukrainian industrial designer Kateryna Sokolova was born in 1984. She is the founder and creative director of SOKOLOVA design studio, design team working in a wide range of disciplines: furniture, lighting, hardware, electronics, environment.
Kateryna graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts and held an internship at German Design University “Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle”. She is now master of Industrial Design.
Participant and winner of a lot of European design exhibitions and competitions, the most important is the Red Dot Design Award 2015.
From 2011 she collaborates with French company Jarre Technologies, related to develop and design video and musical hi-tech product around the name and the experience of famous French musician Jean Michel Jarre.
Today, Kateryna is an internationally established designer based in Kiev which collaborates with European and Asian companies. Has projects in Paris, Hong Kong and Kiev. She recently took part at the Dutch Design Week 2017, in Eindhoven.
COLLECTION OF LAMPS TALISMAN:
Inspired by Himmeli, the traditional geometric pieces of furniture made from rye straw which brings good fortune and decorates houses in Slavic and some Scandinavian countries at Christmas; the Ukrainian designer Kateryna Sokolova has created a whole new range of lighting for Forestier “Talisman”.
Its delicate gilt structure encases tiny diamond lights, and the architectural design of this new collection of pendants brings a touch of jewellery to your home, a sparkling ornament to hang up as you would do with a talisman.
Talisman is available in four styles, Himmeli, Pavuk, Pajak and Puzurs, four lights to hang together as a large, airy cluster or as a single, ultra-fine pendant.
Forestier has a long tradition of commissioning art objects crafted from wire and this new collection reflects its commitment to creating objects of poetry, objects which combine traditional expertise and modern technology, handcrafted but reasonably priced.
Jean-Dominique Leze, at the helm of Forestier since 2012, is a past master of this elegant alchemy, all the while maintaining a deep sense of the ethical and the environmental. (Manufacture: http://www.forestier.fr/)
Get to know more about the Sokolova Studio here.