Soviet Design: Where State Meets Creativity
by Tatsiana Artsemiuk
The FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia this month. While most of the focus is on the football, we should not overlook the Russian contribution to Design. Some of the most interesting developments in Russian Design took place under the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR). The Soviet Union extended its reach into every aspect of society, including Design. But what exactly was Soviet Design, how did the State play a role in it and what were the results?