PAPER FURNITURE COLLECTION

BY VADIM KIBARDIN

“Collectible sculptural furniture
that breaks the mould.”
FINANCIAL TIMES


9750

Hours of Hand Work.
All pieces are unique, as each
is made and shaped by hand,
without the use of a mould.

24

Produced Models.
16 Single Objects in progress.
24 Designs in sketching.
23 Objects invented.

27

Throughout the 27 years,
Kibardin has been commissioned
to create unique pieces for private
clients, galleries and museums.

2350

Pounds of Recycled Cardboard.
20 saved trees. 20 trees absorb a
total of 305 pounds of carbon
dioxide from the air each year.




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Vadim Kibardin

@kibardindesign

Vadim Kibardin is known for his signature work with cardboard and paper. Every piece of furniture that Kibardin makes is one of a kind, there is no mold, and he shapes them all himself. We are now moving towards a sustainable lifestyle, but Kibardin has been doing this for over 25 years. Kibardin concentrated on the hands-on manipulation of paper to impart something of his personality to them and to discover unique forms which ultimately developed into sculptural pieces.

Kibardin's iconic sculptural furniture objects are made using discarded cardboard parts held together with a glue of artist’s own creation, a mix of rice paste and hardener.  

Covered with black paper, or colorful packaging they demonstrate a tactile approach to sculpture, playing with texture, experimental techniques, and natural materials.

Kibardin describes his work as “Now it makes sense that we’re choosing to fill our homes with handcrafted objects made from natural materials. We hanker after things with a sense of human touch. The love and energy that goes into making things is part of what make us happy. These objects are handmade, beautiful, functional, and fully sustainable. Gone are the clean lines of the past.  In the digital age, it seems we crave the imperfections of analogue.  Some imperfections are important in helping us to understand the world.”


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The Performance of Perfection

FOR DREAMERS AND COLLECTORS




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In the News

'One of the most significant makers across the globe'







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Black Collection

LIMITED EDITION HANDMADE PAPER FURNITURE
BLACK MIRROR
CHAIR AND CONSOLE TABLE WITH MIRROR

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard, Mirror Glass, LED Light equipment

Chair  (SOLD)
w80 x d60 x h95 cm
31”1/2 × 23”5/8 × 37”13/32 in
Unique

Table
w120 x d70 x h185 cm
47”1/4 × 27”9/16 × 72”53/64 in
Unique

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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BLACK MIRROR CHAIR #3

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard
w88 x d75 x h101 cm
34” 41/64 × 29”17/32 × 39”49/64 in
Unique

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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THE MONTEFOLLONICO LAMP #2

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard, LED Light equipment
w56 x d35 x h65 cm
22” 3/64 × 13”25/32 × 25”19/32 in
Unique
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BLACK PAPER SOFA DUOLLY

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard
W190x d65 x h85 cm
74”51/64 × 25”19/32 × 33”15/32 in
Limited Edition of 8 + 4 a.p.

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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BLACK PAPER CHARACTER #1
Organizer with hangers and storages

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard, Light equipment
w72x d65 x h192 cm
28”11/32 × 25”19/32 × 75”19/32 in
Unique

New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
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THE MONTEFOLLONICO LAMP #1

2022
Original Tuscany Stones, Black and Brown Paper, Cardboard, LED Light equipment
w55 x d35 x h68 cm
21” 21/32 × 13”25/32 × 26”49/64 in
Unique

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Paper Chair №13 aka. Black Gravity

2022
Black Paper, Cardboard
w93 x d70 x h100 cm
36”39/64 × 27”9/16 × 39”3/8 in 
Unique

New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
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Paper Chair №4 aka. Black Toner

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
W38 x d45 x h83 cm
14”61/64 × 17”23/32 × 32”43/64 in
Unique

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Paper Chair №5 aka. Black Dolly XXL

2021
Black Paper, Cardboard
w65 x d65 x h77 cm
25”19/32 × 25”19/32 × 30”5/16 in
Unique

New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
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Paper Chair №2 aka. Black Pearl

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w67 x d58 x h78 cm
26”3/8 × 22”53/64 × 30”45/64 in
Limited Edition of 20 (2 pcs. sold)
Price incl VAT 7,900 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Paper Chair №5 aka. Black Dolly

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w65 x d65 x h77 cm
25”19/32 × 25”19/32 × 30”5/16 in
Limited Edition of 50 (12 pcs. sold)
Price incl VAT 6,000 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
Moscow Gallery Alina Pinsky Gallery
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Paper Chair №7 aka. Black Mirror

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w120 x d80 x h105 cm
47”1/4 × 31”1/2 × 41”11/32 in
Unique
SOLD

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Paper Chair №6 aka. Black Forest

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w65 x d63 x h110 cm
25”19/32 × 24”51/64 × 43”5/16 in
Unique

New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
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Paper Chair №1 aka. Black Paper 37

2011
Black Paper, Cardboard
w67 x d58 x h78 cm
26”3/8 × 22”53/64 × 30”45/64 in
Limited Edition of 50 (16 pcs. sold)

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Paper Chair №12 aka. Black & Soft

2021
Black Paper, Cardboard, Foam
W75 x d70 x h100 cm
29”17/32 × 27”9/16 × 39”3/8 in
Unique

New York Gallery Todd Merrill Studio
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Paper Chair №8 aka. Black Rover

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w67 x d58 x h78 cm
26”3/8 × 22”53/64 × 30”45/64 in
Unique

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Paper Chair №3 aka. Black Tornado

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
W72 x d75 x h104 cm
28”11/32 × 29”17/32 × 40”15/16 in
Unique

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Paper Chair №9 aka. Black Lotus

2018
Black Paper, Cardboard
w67 x d58 x h78 cm
26”3/8 × 22”53/64 × 30”45/64 in
Unique

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Paper Chair №10 aka. Black Pharaoh

2020
Black Paper, Cardboard
w70x d60 x h94 cm
27”9/16 × 23”5/8 × 35”1/64 in
Unique

Moscow Gallery Alina Pinsky Gallery
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Paper Chair №11aka. Black Centaurus

2020
Black Paper, Cardboard
w70x d61 x h96 cm
27”9/16 × 23”5/8 × 37”51/64 in
Unique

Moscow Gallery Alina Pinsky Gallery
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A Story of Progress

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, COLLECTIONS, FAIRS

November 30-December 4, 2022

Design Miami, Miami, USA

November 20-27.2022

PAN Amsterdam, Mia Karlova Galerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

September 15-17.2022

GLUE Amsterdam, Mia Karlova Galerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

September 23, 2023-January 14, 2024

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands

September 15-17.2022

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair | Alina Pinsky Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Banditto Residency July 2022

Winner of the Main Residency Prize for Autumn 2021, Montefollonico, Italy
Hosted by Banditto Art, The Banditto Residency Program is a celebration of excellence in art from across the globe.

This exceptional artist-in-residency opportunity provides benefits for envelope-pushing artists of all disciplines. This program affords the winner the opportunity to create work in a stunningly inspiring environment situated in one of the most picturesque villages in Tuscany.

2022

BAD+, Bordeaux, France
"Mia Karlova from Amsterdam is unveiling Czech designer Vadim Kibardin’s ‘Duolly’ sofa (2022), ingeniously made from cardboard and hundreds of layers of black paper, elevated on a dozen paper-encased feet." The Design Edit Magazine
COLLECTIBLE, Brussels, Belgium
"Discarded cardboard and paper have been transformed into an opulent, two-piece furniture collection titled ‘Black Mirror’ by Vadim Kibardin. The coiffeuse table and accompanying chair are the latest iteration of this Prague-based designer’s signature ‘Black Paper’ collection and represent a shift in Kibardin’s focus of research from the inherent qualities of cardboard as material, to the exploration of its multi-functionality and aesthetics. With its many work surfaces, shelves, hangers, mirrors (both ordinary and magnifying), and range of possible lighting scenarios, the coiffeuse is the ultimate in utility, while the organic structural forms of both table and chair come straight from the pages of a Gothic fairy tale".

The Design Edit’s top five picks: Vadim Kibardin, ‘Black Mirror Coiffeuse Table and Chair’, 2022 at Mia Karlova Galerie.

"Mia Karlova Galerie presented Vadim Kibardin’s “Black Mirror Coiffeuse,” in which a sinuous and dramatically bulging form seems to be metastasizing around a stable armature. A black paper skin covers the surface almost completely. Kibardin’s paper is not pulped, a technique which has passed through a full clean cycle of internet-accelerated trending, but instead layered in strips and sheets so that their individual fragments are visible. This gives it a nuance of surface which grows more vivid up close and disappears from afar." 

DAMN°magazine

2021

'Design Dilemma' Mia Karlova Galerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
You might consider Vadim Kibardin a sort of pioneer of circular design, using everyday packaging as his construction material. Paper and cardboard waste are his sculptural medium. His Totem stools and a one-off exclusive for Design Dilemma, Lolly chair, made their debut at the show.
COLLECTIBLE, Brussels, Belgium
The 4th edition of COLLECTIBLE was held from 28 to 30 May 2021 on SALON, an advanced digital platform replicating the fair’s unique DNA and bringing its signature experience online. The exhibition 'A Life Less Ordinary' at Mia Karlova Galerie (Amsterdam) was a part of COLLECTIBLE design fair in galleries.
Galila's P.O.C (Passion, Obsession, Collection), Brussels, Belgium
Galila Barzilaï started collecting about 15 years ago. Galila’s P.O.C, a contemporary art collection, opened its doors in Brussels in 2020, a stone’s throw from WIELS, Brussels’ contemporary art center. Museum has acquired Kibardin's Black Paper Chair for its collection.
'A Life Less Ordinary' Mia Karlova Galerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Presented the work of four international designers – Vadim Kibardin, Femke van Gemert, Olga Engel and Sho Ota – ‘A life less ordinary’ exhibit addressed some of the concerns highlighted by the global pandemic through shared emotions and experimentation.
PAN Amsterdam, Mia Karlova Galerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Mia Karlova Galerie gave centre-stage to functional sculpture, rallyed an intriguing roster of international contemporary artists and product designers presenting works of various genres united through a common emotional language.
Ambiente Trends 2021, Messe Frankfurt, Germany
Kibardin's Totem collection was selected and presented by Messe Frankfurt as a part of Ambiente Trends 2021, "renewal. notion of redo" theme.

"Paper, wood and plastic waste, brightly coloured glass and textiles are suddenly transformed into exciting collages in new contexts."
GMUND AWARD Exhibition, Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany
Finalist Gmund Award 2021 – Category ART
All-Russian Competition-Biennale of Object Design, Russia
Special Price from Russia Designers Association, winner
A'DESIGN AWARD, Italy, winner
CODA Design Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
Intriguing and imposing, dynamic and vibrant, or understated and restrained, delicate and moving. Cut, folded, torn, glued, recycled, processed, painted, and stuck together. Every other year, CODA Paper Art shows the entire range of art made of paper; from small artworks and objects to huge installations that are displayed to full effect in CODA’s high-ceilinged, bright exhibition room.

The exhibition shows how many different perspectives and dimensions there are in paper art, how boundaries are pushed and how new techniques and digitization are used by the makers to realize their work. The works of art in this exhibition were made by 49 artists, internationally.

Special space for unique 'single edition' Black Paper Chairs by Vadim Kibardin.
Paper positions. Basel / Basel Art Week, Basel, Switzerland
Black Paper Chair by Vadim Kibardin + Marina Abramovic and Mark Rothko by Ritums Ivanovs at Gallery Bastejs / 𝚙𝚊𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚕. 🇨🇭
GLUE Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A four-day design-tour for Amsterdam designers, the general public, architects, brands, showrooms, galleries, academies and other colleagues.
«The VESHCH! Talking objects» All-Russian Decorative Art Museum
The exhibition has been featured works of more than forty contemporary authors and, likewise, over forty famous designers of the last century.
Rossana Orlandi Plastic Prize Exhibition, Milan Design Week, Italy
Rossana Orlandi selected winner objects realized using re-waste materials and new technologies, for a re-thinked coexistence between Man and Nature.

2020

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair | Alina Pinsky Gallery, Moscow, Russia
In September 2020, the Alina Pinsky Gallery for the fourth time took part in the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, where it presented in every sense a bright, unusual combination of design and art objects.
All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
The All-Russian Competition-Biennale of Object Design «Invented and Made in Russia». Kibardin's Black Paper Chair received Special AWARD from Russia Designers Association. Museum has acquired a few Kibardin's works for its collection.

Palisander Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Moscow-based Palisander Gallery, dedicated Russian Collectible collection to bespoke and limited edition contemporary russian design. There is a whole world between art and design that is as exciting as art.

2019

Piet Hein Eek / Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
Kibardin's Paper Chairs collection gives you an insight into the ecosystem of collectible design. Where do art and design meet, cross and differ? Kibardin defines collectible objects as those that come to raise questions, to investigate materials in new ways.

2015

Gathering - From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process  - Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
Li Edelkoort changed the location at Ventura Labrate with Gathering project which belongs to a larger exhibition that has originally been commissioned by Design Museum Holon (Israel).

2014

Design Museum Holon, Israel

The Black Paper Chair 37 has been selected for the display during exhibition "Gathering" - From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process by Lidewij Edelkoort.

Works also were presented by more than 70 contemporary designers from around the world including Arik Levy, Issey Miyake, Kiki Van Eijk, Marcel Wanders, Nendo, Patricia Urquiola, Ronan Et Erwan Bouroullec, Tokujin Yoshioka, Tord Boontje...

2013 Jean-Pierre Botella Gallery, Saint-Tropez, France

2012  Gdynia Design Days, Gdynia, Poland

2011  Sretenka Design Week, Moscow, Russia

2011  Clerkenwell Design Week, London, England

"Over the past two decades, a new type of design has taken shape. The contemporary collectible design market has combined the vintage market’s tradition of connoisseurship and the art world’s commercial structure with the experimental fervor of the early postmodern and studio craft movements.

Unlike standard product design, this type of output is characterized by artistic expression and limited production. Mass appeal and salability are not as important. Rather, individual designers are given free rein to conceive new one-off pieces that express their own personalities and outlooks. Often their works push the boundaries of material, form, function, and aesthetics."

Adrian Madlener for the AN Interior

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What Stars Are Saying

DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, COLLECTORS AND TREND-SPOTTERS




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Totem Collection

ORIGINAL HANDMADE PAPER FURNITURE

YELLOW LOLLY CHAIR

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
W85 x d70 x h85 cm
33”15/32 × 27”9/16 × 33”15/32 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 18,000 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Totem Bench №1

2019
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h50 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 19”11/16 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Totem Bench №2

2019
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Totem Bench №3

2019
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w34 x d34 x h42 cm
13”25/64 × 13”25/64 × 16”17/32 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Totem Bench №4

2019
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h50 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 19”11/16 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №5

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w34 x d34 x h42 cm
13”25/64 × 13”25/64 × 16”17/32 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №6

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
SOLD
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Totem Bench №7

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w34 x d34 x h42 cm
13”25/64 × 13”25/64 × 16”17/32 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №8 Rossana Orlandi Edition

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №9 Rossana Orlandi Edition

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №10 Rossana Orlandi Edition

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №11 Rossana Orlandi Edition

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 1,200 €
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Totem Bench №12 Peanut Construction

2021
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h43 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 16”59/64 in
Open Edition
Price incl VAT 600 €
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Totem Stool №1

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w40 x d40 x h45 cm
15”3/4 × 15”3/4 × 17”23/32 in
Unique
Price incl VAT 2,060 €

Amsterdam Gallery Mia Karlova Galerie
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Totem Stool №2

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w45 x d45 x h45 cm
17”23/32 × 17”23/32 × 17”23/32 in
Limited Edition of 4 (2 pcs. sold)
Price incl VAT 2,060 €
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Totem Chair №1

2020
Food Packaging, Cardboard
w45 x d45 x h90 cm
17”23/32 × 17”23/32 × 35”7/16 in
Limited Edition of 6 (1 pcs. sold)
Price incl VAT 3,600 €
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Vadim Kibardin

Vadim Kibardin is an artist, industrial designer, researcher, craftsman. He is a graduate of the Industrial Design Department of Ural State University of Architecture and Art and German Chancellor Scholarship Program.

KIBARDIN Design studio was founded in Prague (Czech Republic) in 2004 by Vadim Kibardin. Now KIBARDIN® is a trademark of Vadim Kibardin, registered in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and other countries.

The favorite topics of his research has been furniture, light, time and everything related to it. Watches, clocks as well as interior objects, are produced under KIBARDIN brand and represented in 27 countries worldwide.

Kibardin’s approach to design emphasizes both innovation and functionality. By exploring new ideas, materials and technologies, and executing them well, Kibardin’s work is highly artistic, smart and always inspiring.

Vadim Kibardin delves into a conscious and responsible approach to consumption. As a pioneer of circular design, he has developed a construction method which utilizes the underexploited properties of mundane packaging. Working predominantly with paper and cardboard waste as a sculptural medium, Vadim is creating two Collections. With his Black Paper collection, Vadim offers his contribution towards achieving a circular economy, creating sculptural, highly aesthetic, and fully functional furniture out of cardboard boxes. TOTEM series includes the TOTEM stools, and a new, one-off Lolly chair - made solely of discarded packaging and designed exclusively for Mia Karlova Galerie.
At COLLECTIBLE 2022 (Brussels), he premiered a new capsule collection named Black Mirror, which featured a one-of-a-kind set comprising of a chair and coiffeuse table. Vadim’s designs express a tense dialogue between function and aesthetics. Rational and emotional worlds collide to give birth to a burst of energy encapsulated in one artistic functional object.

The expert council of Ambiente Frankfurt, the world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, has included Vadim Kibardin's TOTEM project method in the World Trends 2021 list.

His international design awards include GOOD DESIGN and IDA Design Awards in USA, German Design Award and Iconic Design Award, iF Award, Red Dot Award and GMUND AWARD in Germany, Promosedia International Design Competition, Charmant design competition in Japan, Ro Plastic Prize and A'DESIGN AWARD in Italy, Design and Design in France, BIGSEE Productdesign Award in Slovenia.

His pieces have been internationally exhibited, notably the CODA Design Museum, Centraal Museum, PAN Amsterdam, GLUE Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Cité du Design and BAD+ in France, COSMOSCOW, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Decorative Art Museum, Moscow Design Miseum in Russia, COLLECTIBLE and Galila’s P.O.C Gallery in Belgium, Paper positions Basel / Basel Art Week, Design Museum Holon in Israel, Ro Plastic Prize, Salone del Mobile and MIDO in Milano, Florence Design Week, Promosedia in Italy, Clerkenwell Design Week, Kevin's Green Heroes EXCEL London, Red dot design museum in Singapore, Gdynia Design Days, Dutch Design Week, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Korea and etc.


For sales enquiries please contact
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AMERICAS

Todd Merrill Studio
80 Lafayette Street,
New York,
NY 10013
+1 (212) 673 0531
info@toddmerrillstudio.com
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EUROPE

Mia Karlova Galerie B V.
Prinsengracht 510 O
1017KH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 6 21313036
info@miakarlova.com
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CIS countries

Alina Pinsky Gallery
119034, Moscow
St. Prechistenka, 28
Russia
+7 967 272 88 47
info@alinapinskygallery.com
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ASIA PACIFIC
AFRICA & MENA region

Trojska 169/427
17100 Prague 7
Czech Republic
+420 774 100 500
info@kibardindesign.com