Maria Osminina is a Russian interior architect and art dealer. In 2016 she started the Inner Voice Gallery together with her partner Pavel Osminin. Her experience as a curator and art advisor is sensible in her interior projects.
Osminina has a passion for minimalistic interiors and objects. She mainly creates spaces based on conceptual principles. Because of her background as a curator it is important that a space feels simple and that the form speaks for itself. Straight, clean lines and soft, nude colours are her trademark. Her projects contain interiors that feel modern and minimalistic without losing their cultural personality.
In her project House, brutal materials and design objects are placed against a natural background, this gives them expression. The interior is minimal, sleek and exudes functionality.
Her projects contain interiors that feel modern and minimalistic without losing their cultural personality.
Functionality lies at the core of her designs, as a result she fills the house with only the most necessary furniture. Emptiness or space in a house is important to her so that air can flow through and so that creativity gets enough space to breathe.
The furniture's design is minimalistic. Decoration comes from the nature of the material and the incidence of light. House is a project that blurs the line between architecture and sculpture. It remains a dwelling in the sense that it fulfils its functions by owning a kitchen, a bedroom and so on, but it has a tangible sculptural power. Maria Osminina creates a habitable sculpture with her project House.
Images: Courtesy of Maria Osminina