Harry Nuriev, born in Stavropol, Russia, 1984, is an architect and designer, currently based between Moscow and New York. In 2014, he founded Crosby Studios, an interior design and architecture firm specialising in creating functional furniture and sculptures that blur the distinction between art and design.
Design Miami/ Basel 2021 Exhibition – Harry Nuriev
For his fourth Design Miami/ Curio installation—and first in Basel—Crosby Studios founder Harry Nuriev will present Retro Futurism, a new collection of parametric furniture situated within a surreal, silver living room environment. In response to our dystopian present, Nuriev takes inspiration from the space-age aesthetic of the 60s and looks toward the future by creating a collection of eco-leather furniture comprised of finger-like capsules. The futuristic forms are paired with silver drapes reminiscent of Versailles decadence, which frame celestial light boxes that illuminate the interior.
Design Miami/ 2019 – Crosby Studios presents the Balenciaga Sofa by Harry Nuriev in collaboration with Balenciaga
For Design Miami 2019 (December 3-8), Balenciaga has collaborated with artist, architect, and furniture designer Harry Nuriev to advocate for environmental accountability by creating a functional artwork using discarded Balenciaga clothing. The collaboration between Balenciaga and Nuriev reimagines a sofa—the center of so many homes—as an example of environmentally conscious design, giving generations of garments and other materials another life. The oblong sofa—inspired by typical overstuffed recliners—is upholstered with damaged or otherwise unsellable garments and off-cuts from obsolete stocks of Balenciaga clothing, encased by scrapped transparent vinyl. Patterns, cuts, and tags within the stuffing are recognizably Balenciaga, a mix of past seasons and ideas.
- Harry Nuriev