The Dot Home — Design, Objects, Textiles

with local production on our own factories in the Ivanovo region. Regular and capsule collections of carpets, furniture, accessories, table textiles and bed linen are made of natural materials, mainly linen. We grow it ourselves and observe the quality from the sprout to the final product.
Our goal is to combine design and art, we deeply collaborate with artists and artisans, creating unique short-run capsules and objects in a single copy.

One of our productions, Balin Manufacture, will reach 150 years in 2018, so we pay specific attention to the dialogue of tradition and modernity, rethinking decorative and applied culture in the current visual forms.

A brand for design and home textiles

Russian textile company was founded in 1868. Our production is situated 100 km from Ivanovo, in the small town Yuzha, surrounded by nature reserve and pine forest.

In 2016, the factory revival was started in order to transform historical buildings with total area about 75,000 sq.m. and the surrounding area into a modern textile cluster equipped with high-tech facilities for a full production cycle. There is plan to create a residence for designers and a training center in a couple of years.

Collections of decorative textiles – for furniture, curtains, tulle, textile for table and bed linen are designed by professional textile artists. Fabrics are updated several times a year and have international quality standards.

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TRADITIONS
AND MODERNITY

Designers actively unite traditional crafts with design, relevant nowadays. Traditions and modernity are combined for creation of new eternal values. The process of flax growing changed little during the time, machines still appear in the fields, the seeds fall into the ground. New technologies are adopted during fiber processing, spinning and weaving. The historical Balin Manufacture is our titular and experimental production. For second year we continue restoration and renovation works. In the spring 2018, we planted 250 hectares of flax providing full control of production at all stages: from growing the crop to sewing products.

We are looking for new and at the same time particularly interested in authentic textile techniques, actively experimenting with hand weaving machines and manual dyeing of yarn.

The first collection of textiles and furniture the.DOT.home is half man-made. It was created using craft techniques and decorative elements.
Collection includes chairs of the 60s with contemporary embroidery made by artist Tatiana Podufalova. Original carpets of 100% linen are made by hand at craft factory in Europe. Their bionic and geometric patterns suit with the rest of the collection. Non-standard forms, relief surface and thick brushes add decorativenesses, so they can be used not only for their main purpose, but also as decorative wall panels. Geometric quilting, sophisticated cut and hand-made embroidery allow such basic things as table linens, bedspreads and puffs to be unique and fun.
One of the main trends in interior and textile design nowadays is experimenting and interaction of different identities. Fusion of cultures leads to birth of a new decorative style. As for materials, people try to choose simple, clean and more environmentally friendly goods.
Modern people deny mindless consumption and concept of 'must-have', choosing comfort and naturalness. We can notice the shift of focus from quantity to quality, the rejection of fast changes in fashion and interior. One pays attention to the composition of manufactured and consumed goods. These are all links in the same chain. Finally, sustainability is no longer just a fashionable word, but it becomes a really important principle of life for modern people.

CONSUMER CULTURE

"Sustainable" interior makes people closer to nature. Eco-friendly durable materials and natural colors in the decoration and furniture, "smart" technique, vintage as a decor – all the things are now extremely popular and won't lose their relevance.

Flax has always been a trend in interior design due to its laconic aesthetics and interesting texture. Its "sustainable" features are valued since the time of ancient Egypt. Linen textiles have high durability, are less prone to stretching and damage, reflect UV radiation and are not electrified. Linen textile well passes the air, providing correct heat exchange and creates a feeling of freshness.

In addition, linen perfectly absorbs water, due to this fact linen clothes and bed linen are the most comfortable in the city and nature. Flax also has bactericidal features: neither bacteria nor fungi do not multiply on it. Linen fabric and linen carpets are hypoallergenic. We recommend them in everyday life for people suffering from various allergies.
Table linen, melange, 100% linen, hand stitch
Bedspreads, melange, 100% linen, machine stitch
Table linen, melange, 100% linen, hand stitch
At international exhibitions and design fairs, which set interior trends for the seasons ahead, Japanese trend wabi sabi became popular. It means: using rough, raw textures, natural materials, as if it was hewn with an axe, rough surfaces, where every imperfection becomes the center of the composition. In this context, decorative textiles made of linen look like new decision in the interior. It adds texture, mutes colors, gives a sense of comfort, perfect style and authenticity.
Collections of decorative fabrics, bedspreads, table textiles and bed linen for the.DOT.home are designed in collaboration with professional textile artists. Textiles updated several times a year and have international quality standards.

The basis of the first collection was the authentic linen jacquards made in collaboration with Anastasia Aliyeva. Jacquard is a large-patterned fabric, which is formed by a combination of interlacing threads that creates a complex pattern. The result is almost always unpredictable, the design on paper and fabric looks completely different. So, working with jacquard is a rarity in Russia now.
Anastasia Aliyeva, textile designer.
She graduated from MGHPA im. S. G. Stroganov, her speciality is design-textile. Since 2015, she has been working with the design of wallpaper and textiles. Since 2017, Anastasia has been studying at the British Higher School of design on the course "Scenography". Participates in contemporary art exhibitions.
The first collection of fabrics is inspired by the natural textures such as: wood, bark, moss and leaves. According to these visual series, the first sketches and then the entire collection appeared. The symbiosis of small plastic with strict geometric elements allowed to modernize the floral pattern and to give it uniqueness.
« In my opinion, there is nothing more fascinating and exciting in textile design. In linen jacquard functionality of the material is important as much as the aesthetics and environmentally friendliness. Linen has completely different features than cotton and polyester. It's about a different tactility, completely different perception of the world »

THE ACTUAL DESIGN

Puffs, 100% linen, filler-linen, hand-stitching and fringe
Bedspread double-sided, jacquard, linen 50%, cotton 50%, fringed
Table linen, jacquard, linen 50%, cotton 50%, fringed
In the interior, as in life, should be a place for art. Antiques, vintage or works of modern authors, everyone chooses their own formula of cool interior. Collectible design is the most complicated and a rather new phenomenon for the Russian market. Two decades ago, a pool of designers appeared in the West, who became tired of factories with mass production. They began to use items in their projects, created with freedom and experiment, in non-standard bold forms, technologies and materials. Collectible design has become as close as possible to art in terms of visual power, meaningfulness and value. It has moved to galleries that work in the format of contemporary art galleries. It formed a full market of players and platforms: collectors, international exhibitions, auctions, growth of the estimate and prices that stimulate the emergence of new names and public interest.
For our first experiment with collectible design, we chose a set of eleven pieces of furniture: chairs and armchairs made in the 60s and 70s from countries of the former Soviet Union. We made a full restoration and invited the artist Tatyana Podufalova, who professionally works in a very special embroidery technique and has an experience in international exhibitions. The result of working together was a capsule with unique pieces of furniture made at the junction of design and art.
Tatiana Podufalova, PhD, lecturer, graduated from the London College of Fashion. She lives in Moscow, represented exhibition projects in England, Japan, Russia, received the Grand Prix of the International fashion assembly.

COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISTS

Collectible design items have high artistic value, they are created at the junction of craft and art and perform two functions in the interior - functional and decorative. Almost always, such items are produced in a single copy or in a limited edition, because manual labor and handicraft technologies do not allow identity from piece to piece.

Collectible design includes not only modern things, created nowadays, but also vintage items that have a special artistic value or unique provenance. Both in fashion and in design, the trend of upcycling is increasingly developing – the secondary use of old items with new functionality or decor. Old things that have lost their functionality or appearance should be reconsidered. They can be endowed with new meanings or aesthetics. So, from the old torchiere we make a new lamp, from plywood box – a stylish table, we may entangle naphthalene Soviet chairs with modern embroidery, so they become a piece of modern art.
« Despite the fact that I worked in fashion, interior always attracts me. I believe that a creative person thinks in global and conceptual way, can instantly change sphere of activity and do something new.

When I came back from London to Moscow, where I studied and worked for a long time, I thought how to work and live. I realized that I want to return to the embroidery technique, which I practiced since childhood. I began to study the roots of my family. At the same time I looked at the traditional embroidery of different cultures, which are united in the history of my family and in me. My creative search is based on different layers of traditional motifs, this work I plan to develop further »
Talking about creating of the collection, this process took about three months. The main task was to combine natural motifs and geometry inherent in the textile design with the authentic embroidery technique. In addition to the technical part and the complexity of manual work, the artist constantly analyzes his next steps, solves the problem of combining textures and colors.

"Several materials were used in this collection, each of them has different dialogue with me and with each other. Working with jacquard, I began to notice all the nuances, all the complexity of the fabric, how the needle behaves differently with various surfaces, and the thread falls down completely unique. You give the first impulse, and then work itself leads you".

Collection furniture combines functional and artistic task.
United by a single style and color scheme, together or separately, such items become a center of the composition, a kind of statement that forms the entire interior.

"The person who will be interested in our collection is a brave and broad-minded person. He loves his life and is open to bringing something unconventional into his home. He has considerable international experience, impressions, interests, bright ideas and dreams. He has financial capacity and no fear to make a mistake.

His home is an environment where each object has goal to live in pleasure, and at the same time an opportunity for fun: to collect different objects using them to create a special world where you want to live".
Vintage chair 1970's, embroidery by Tatiana Podufalova
Vintage furniture 1960s, embroidery by Tatiana Podufalova; carpets, linen 100%, handmade
Recent global trends suggest that the design market began to compete with the market of modern art, creating expressive semantic and visual codes and presenting the most complex architectural and technical solutions.
Interior designers are increasingly inspired by the world of art. The Venice Biennale demonstrates the most advanced artistic experiments and practices every two years and sets trends for the years ahead. At the last exhibition in 2017, a significant part was occupied by art objects, made in a variety of textile techniques of all styles and sizes. There were large-scale installations and complex miniature objects made of fabric, works referring to authentic cultures and primitiveness, national decorative and applied practices, and even performances, where work with textiles became a center of theme.
Merkuleva Sasha
Media artist, curator, ARTS4CITY team member

INTERIOR
AS A TOTAL INSTALLATION

Nowadays, in addition to working with the functional and visual component of the design, it is important to give it meanings and subjects. It's necessary to tell a story and create a context in which the subject will be revealed and completely open. To create a reality, different from ordinary, we have chosen presentation of the collection in genre of total installation.

Furniture, carpets and textiles, placed inside a specially built space in the gallery SilverDragon.london, where 'the sound flies', and the rays of light during the day create a truly theatrical scenery. Lights like actors have their own roles and enter into a special relationship with each other. The action unfolds to the accompaniment of meditative media-works, made by the artist Aleksandra Merkuleva. The composition, being a complete work, invites you to come in and become a part of it.
« I am glad to cooperate with the.DOT.home, it is a pleasure to support people who are interested in beauty. This project is special because it reveals new names for the art scene and helps young artists to achieve a new quality level. Our common history has become a unique experience for me. I worked at the junction of media art and authentic textile technology. The combination of meanings, techniques and materials always gives a new perception and dulls the usual view, giving rise to a new vision. Synthesis is the basis of development, also such direction as art&science is actively developing, where the efforts of scientists and artists are concentrated in creating new interpretations of life. Therefore, in this project, interdisciplinarity helps to look at the process from different views and to create a harmonious and holistic work.

The visual image of work suggests a contrast of lightness with the earthen strength of dense materials. I wanted to use dark animated digital copies to emphasize the weightlessness of the textiles in the collection »
The basis of the work was patterns of the collection, which were animated in the digital space through the works of modern young musicians, then they were changed in form and color. The contrasting image of the materials helps to make a harmonious perception of the whole collection and emphasizes the light objects in the space. Total installation allows you to immerse the audience in a detached from reality state. It helps to perceive better the items of the exhibition.
Vintage furniture, 1960s, embroidery by Tatiana Podufalova
Carpets, 100% linen, handmade
«Firstly, home decoration is art of living. Where everything starts. I agree that environment forms consciousness. We create our own world, and it creates us, it's fair» — says about space design Natalia Loginova, head of the center D3, created on the base of all-Russian museum of decorative, applied and folk art.
The appearance of fashion and design center in a specialized museum is, first of all, a response to request of society. Modern people are increasingly interested in arts and crafts, design. D3 is a platform for society's communication with experts, and a platform for professionals. The mission of D3 fashion and design center, on the one hand, is to study and present to the broad public what is produced by Russian designers nowadays. On the other hand, the goal is to enable professionals, including beginners, to work with museum funds and heritage.

The D3 fashion and design center has already organized several exhibitions, including four student exhibitions in collaboration with British higher school of design, makers exhibition in conjunction with the Seasons magazine. The main project of the center this year is a launch of the gallery of Russian design objects, accompanied by all-Russian competition among designers «Invented and made in Russia».

NEW VISUAL IDENTITY

« In our collections, as in this nomination, we establish an interdisciplinary approach, we mix history and modernity, different textile and decorative techniques, thoughtful functionality, constructive and artistic idea. Working with textiles in this direction, designer gets an unlimited arsenal of opportunities to create unique, complex, profound things that can be classified as high design, on the border with art.

Generally, textile production, and particularly in Russia is as a heavy tank, slow and low-maneuver, so often all the creativity in textile design is limited by application of prints on the fabric. We are interested in reaching difficult spheres, we create authentic jacquard. Prints in jacquard laid at the level of weave, which becomes a visual center of the entire textile collection.

We cooperate with the oldest textile industries that supplied linen jacquard to the royal court in the XIX century. We actively experiment with hand weaving, develop a design studio where we create carpets, textile decoration and upholstered furniture - all these opportunities will be available to the winner of nomination "Artistic textiles: design vs art". Do not be afraid of difficulties, think widely and dream boldly! We'll help you with that »
Выставка журнала Seasons
в центре моды и дизайна музея ДПИ
Камин (историческое фото)
«Встреча Вольги Святославовича с Микулой Селяниновичем»
Natalia Loginova
« The competition will give an opportunity to achieve our main goal in this project – to create a current image of Russian design. We have invited to the expert council and the jury professionals of the highest class from different design areas and spheres that are close to it. The organizing committee has already carried out a huge work to collect information about modern designers. Now it is a very difficult stage – collection of applications for the competition. We expect about 300 works, 100 of them, as nominees, will be exhibited in our gallery. By the way, they will become basis of the gallery. Moreover, the work that received Grand Prix will be purchased by museum in order to form a new fund of modern design. In addition, we have created a plan to promote works – nominees of the competition. We are interested in sharing information as much as possible about Russian designers and selling their works in our gallery. The competition is supported by various unions and organizations, some even establish their own nominations and prizes »
the.DOT.home is a partner of the contest and announces its own nomination "Artistic textiles: design vs art". The winner will have an opportunity to make a joint collection of fabrics or a decorative items in collaboration with brand under the name of the author.
Alexandra Falistynskaya
founder and creative Director of the.DOT.home
Камин (керамическая облицовка). Автор модели: М.А. Врубель
Печатные доски для ручной печати тканей
Всероссийский музей ДПИ
Образцы вышивки центральных губерний России, XIX век
the.DOT.home has an important mission to develop a practical training of young professionals and to promote Russian authentic design. The first step of this initiative was a competition for students and alumni of textile universities in order to create a capsule of decorative pillow.
From the set of sketches three finalists were chosen, whose works has become a part of the installation at the opening of the concept store. Winners' collection will be produced and presented for sale under the name of the author.
Olga Lyashchenko is studying at the Department of Textile design MGHPA S.G.Stroganov. The young designer believes that the revival of folk crafts in design is important, because everything new is connected with the old. Olga is waiting for presentation of the collection. In her opinion, it will make her closer to the creative milieu and future colleagues.

CULTIVATING
TASTE

« I prefer not to dream, but to act »
Maria Kozlova wants to develop her artistic skills, to be engaged in painting and graphics and create ornaments for textiles. She said, that in order to become a qualified textile specialist, you must be addicted, you should have a desire to achieve the result and paint a lot.
« Handmade textiles add warmth and uniqueness to any interior. Traditions shouldn't be forgotten, they should pass from generation to generation! »
The first self-stitched thing of Maria Mamai was a dress for a doll. She is a student of MGHPA S. G. Stroganov (Department "Textile design"). And today, after many internships, including foreign ones, the young textile designer is able to weave, print on fabric and perform complex textile decor. Maria decided to participate in the competition because she was interested in the DNA of the brand, one of which is the revival of folk crafts.
« Textile design has a rich heritage with craftsmanship, which lasted for centuries; it would be a pity to miss this experience »

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