The Design Questionnaire with VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN
In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative design mind of Vadim Maltsev founder of the eponymous firm. Based in Russia, VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN creates fabulously modern, and sometimes radical, interiors for apartments, villas, yachts, restaurants, and hotels, along with custom furniture and architecture for private residences.
Meet VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN
After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Vadim Maltsev attracted the attention of the Italian design firm Ciarmoli Queda Studio. For the next eight years, he honed his international design skills and in 2010 launched VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN. Vadim introduces his unique experience and complex design vocabulary into each of his creations. From NYC apartments to a caviar bar in Melbourne, Australia, the VADIM MALTSEV team are masters of creativity, quality, and service.
In addition to designing interiors, Vadim also engages in the creation of original design products for use in his projects. Further, in 2020 he took his passion for product design beyond his projects with a limited collection of handmade glasses. Each beautifully crafted by a private workshop in the Czech Republic.
The work of Vadim’s bureau showcases deep respect for the past, bold ideas of the present, and purity of experiments. Filling the house with masterpieces of art, acquired from all over the world, and creating collections of art objects, VADIM MALTSEV DESIGN creates stunning timeless spaces.
Read on for a peek inside the inspiring and creative mind of Vadim!
The Lh Design Questionnaire with Vadim Maltsev
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is an opportunity to live, to create, to contemplate. The opportunity to do what you love. But the most important thing is to be close to the people you love.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I think that my path in design is not so long yet and I believe that great achievements are still ahead.
What profession does your alter ego have?
When it comes to what else I could do besides design, I never considered other options.
The project you will never forget.
An apartment project for Diana Vishneva. Here everything worked out: a love of ballet, an incredible adoration for Diana’s talent, and an interesting complex case. The task was to rework the space and make it more airy, light, comfortable, and cozy. The implementation period was short — only 2 months. It was also necessary to think through and fit into the new interior all the valuables, decor items, and furniture collected by the family over the years.
Your favorite business tool or resource.
As banal as it may sound, this is a calendar. In the modern world, when you need to perform a huge number of tasks every day, meet deadlines, and be always punctual, you can not do without this tool.
The most timeless design.
Fashion trends have a great influence on the design sphere. And fashion is cyclical, so design is also cyclical. I think the main thing is to listen to the customer in terms of choosing the style of the interior. You can make any interior delicious, regardless of the chosen style.
The biggest design faux pas.
Your design motto.
I want to create something important, something that will remain valuable for a long time. It is good if it will be meaningful for my children even better if for people in general for those to whom I created projects at least for a short time. To make people happy, to create homes for them, to fill them with energy, this is the main thing.
If you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?
We used the NAHEMA chairs in our Russian Renaissance project. They became a key item in the dining room, the personification of elegance and Russian aesthetics. The project entirely symbolizes the world’s thousand-year history, folk traditions, and customs.
Love happens when…
When the seemingly incompatible becomes one and the one cannot exist without the other. In the interior often if you remove one seemingly unimportant element the entire composition can crumble.