Is Mia Yoga in Moscow the beginning of a new minty-green period for Harry Nuriev, the reigning monarch of Instagrammable design?
Indeed, we are all drawn to the New York and Moscow-based artist, designer and architect’s ever-changing colour preferences and bold choices.
Individual pieces of furniture, architectural environments, and most recently, even fashion. It seems that this spring, images of Nuriev’s work have popped up everywhere.
However, right alongside the shocking colours and re-imagined scavenged pieces, the 34-year old and his Studio Crosby have also produced balanced, subdued and elegant interiors, such as Mia Yoga in Moscow.
In Nuriev’s work, we are seeing a new kind of minimalistic approach where a singular, sometimes bright and sometimes subdued, colour directs and inspires, challenges and expresses whatever it is that the designer is going for in each case.
Perhaps the bright work is the more Instagrammable, but it is his other work that creates lasting impressions and really showcases his talent.
About Mia, Nuriev’s office tells The Cool Hunter, he says that “It is very fresh, it is tuning not only into the spiritual and physical, but also to the aesthetic practice.”
He has treated the interior with a light hand with outlines and piping reigning in the overall minty hue that evokes freshness and calm and doesn’t attempt to draw attention to itself.
But in his student years in Moscow, Nuriev was, not surprisingly, all black. Then came the long pink period that started around 2014, and was highlighted at Sight Unseen OFFSITE in 2016. His eclectic Williamsburg apartment is famously bright blue (with strong pink accents).
This spring, it was purple, headlined by a Chewbacca-esque shaggy chair in neon purple and featured in Opening Ceremony’s SoHo store in New York.
Nuriev’s clients include ASICS, Boston Consulting Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Gorky Park and Nike. There is no doubt we will be seeing a lot more of his work in the decades to come. Tuija Seipell.