The exhibition includes some iconic pieces of the Soviet lifestyle, examples of graphic and industrial design, technical drawings and prototypes made by Soviet designers. The exhibits come from the Moscow Design Museum and private collections.
The exhibition is divided into sections, each representing a certain aspect of a Soviet citizen’s life and material culture: childhood and leisure, sports and public events, visual communication and packaging design, furniture and household products, precision engineering and industrial production, as well as unique VNIITE projects.
The exhibition features video interviews with leading Soviet designers, filmed specially for this project: Yuri Soloviev, Valeri Akopov, Vladimir Runge, Igor Zaitsev, Svetlana Mirzoyan, Alexander Yermolayev, and others. Also on show is the unique archival documentary “Design in the USSR” (1977) that was originally filmed to promote Soviet design abroad.