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Dizaino Studija Baklazanas (Lithuania, Vilnius) has created the colourful silk scarf The Great Utopia dedicated to the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Shukhov tower.
It shows the delicate beauty and mathematical poetry of the world famous Shukhov radio tower by the architect and pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov, considered an icon of early 20th century modernist design. The 160 meters tall Shukhov Tower has become an iconic part of the Moscow skyline and is an architectural masterpiece. Completed in 1922, this hyperboloid lattice structure was built from a diagonal grid of straight steel beams yet seems to pulsate as it rises skyward, each of its six sections growing smaller in the form of an upside-down spyglass. The tower was one of the first buildings to be constructed on the basis of a mathematical model and is often referred to as Russia's Eiffel Tower.
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This colourful silk scarf celebrates the utopianism of the avantgarde projects, the desire to place art at the service of greater social objectives and to create the new world order. The Great Utopia forever.
Besides The Shukhov radio tower the scarf features two notable architectural projects: the Flying City by Georgy Krutikov (1928) and the Palace of Soviets by Boris Iofan (1931). Having a lot in common on the surface - both never released and both full of utopian possibilities, but what makes them binary opposites is the notion that they cannot coexist.
Baklazanas is a nomadic design studio from Vilius (Lithuania) focusing on visual branding and communication design for cultural, educational and governmental institutions. "For us, design is a continuous communication. Our art direction aims to engage our clients in the process that not only communicates what they want but clarifies what they are." One of their latest project ‘Keep My Words Forever’ has won iF Design Award and European Design Award (Silver), their 'Save Shukhov Tower!' poster campaign has won a Red Dot Design Award.