Maxim Maximov is a Russian a furniture designer whose latest design recently won first place in a recent Russian design competition (Perm furniture) whose judges included Ross Lovegrove, Vadim Kibardin, and Oscar Zieta.
Ross Lovegrove: Steel boxes with soft cushions. Not totally comfortable but I like the mix of materials and the low cost production technologies in unison. I find them refreshingly clean and they look like they could exist......I feel theres a lot to do with folded steel sheet in the way that Konstantin Grcic or Jean Prouve would design.....colours are good and the presentation excellent.
Vadim Kibardin: In my opinion - the best project competition. The world level.