Anastasiya Koshcheeva is a Russian designer, Berlin-based, who has gained a place in the world of design with her objects inspired by the Siberian craftsmanship.
Her research starts from observation, from the necessary patience to learn thousand-year-old techniques, the same necessary patience to wait for the first lukewarm ray of sunshine after the endless Siberian winter. It is Siberia, with its white woods of birches and snow, that constantly recurs in the work of the designer, raised in Krasnoyarsk, in the heart of deep Russia.
The starting point of Koshcheeva works is birch bark, a material naturally waterproof, antibacterial, soft and flexible. After several procedures, made following the instructions of the Siberian artisans, this material changes and takes life in armchairs, stools, boxes, and lamps, handmade by the designer herself.