Eclecticism – a symbiosis of all styles! It is a mix of styles, a combination of incompatible. This is a subtle feature, which I emphasize and finish series of articles about interior styles in my rubric «Interior styles through Tatiana Antonchenko’s eyes».
Dear friends! In November we summed up the results of the jewelry design contest. Congratulate the laureates of the «The contest of jewelry art» and wish scaling new professional heights, inspiration and success!
Thousands of years ago Chinese design was based on the principles of energy, simplicity and nature. These principles are called to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere in a house. Since Chinese culture is imbueded with traditions, elements in the Chinese interior will necessarily reflect the values of people living in the house.
The Moroccan style involves an unexpected variety of design: from naive to refined, with symbols and patterns repeated in various forms, with ancient traditions of interior decoration. The use of this style will be equally appropriate in a luxurious mansion and a simple home
Indian style is one of the ancient in the world. It has been forming for a long period of time.
African style is imbued with original creativity of the tribes of this mysterious black continent.
The style is characterized as majestic, restrained, proportional and symmetrical.
Country recreates an atmosphere of a rural house, but decoration of a village home is different depending on what country it is speaking.
Dear friends! The contest of transport design «Car-drone» is over, we thank all the designers who took part! Read the results of the contest in the section «Contests».
Generally nature of kitsch or its origin is associated with repetition and reinterpretation of yet existing classical prototypes. This style was born because of satiation and love for epatage. Combination of incongruous – is a moral of kitsch style.
This style implies original stuff from previous generation, but an item should be at least 30 years old.
Retro style – is a breath of the past, it is some synthesis of everything that was fashionable in the middle of the 20th century.
The international Association of designers VATIKAM announces the contest of transport design «Car-drone»!
History of fusion style origin is uncertain. Nobody knows exactly how and where it originated, despite the fact that time of existence of the fusion style is rather short.
Ekaterinburg Central Park of Culture and Rest n.a. V.V. Mayakovsky is invited to participate in the contest for the best temporary sculpture for the FIFA World Cup 2018!
Techno – is the style, which is characterized by a special psychology of life. In interior design of residential premises is not used often, but the style is very popular in disco clubs, bars, restaurants etc.
You are welcome to take part in the fifth annual contest «Best works of 2018», rules of the contest you may find on our website on the page «Contests»!
Loft is a rather modern style, which is gaining popularity in recent years.
Minimalism – is a modern interpretation of an early oriental style, also it grew out of constructivism of 1920-ies. Its motto: refusal from necessary in favor of the most necessary.
Dear friends! Results of our fourth annual contest «Best works of the 2017» are summed up, you are welcome to read the names of the winners in the section «Contests» and take part in the fifth contest «Best works of 2018»!
High-tech is a derived from «high technology», high technology. In fact, it is a creative interpretation of high technology. Fans of this style put in the forefront functionality of a room.
The name of the pop-art style speaks for itself. «Рopular» translates from English as well known, mainstream, art – creative works. There is also another version of the origin of the name of this style, from the English word «pop», which means blow or cotton.
Dear friends! Wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! Let your mood be festive, the coming year will be full of pleasant moments and real miracles! We wish you joy from communication with dear people, dreams coming true, wellbeing and prosperity!
Art deco – is a bourgeois style but not philistine. Classic, but not antique. It combined traditions of Rome (Empire), Greece, China and Japan. Art deco partly continued the tradition of the modernist style, however, it was influenced by manner of the Cubists’ handling with surfaces and their technique of using colour, as well as folk American art and design of rapidly developing at that time car and aircraft construction.
Functionalism as a style was formed not immediately, but it largely determined the appearance of the urban architecture and interior of multifamily “beehives”, where feasibility becomes the main goal. The basic principle of this style: purpose is above external appearance where a house – is not luxury but the most functional place for human life.
The President of the International Association of designers VATIKAM Kamo Saakyan awarded breast badges and certificates confirming the membership in the Association to the active members of the project VATIKAM Elena Krutskikh, Dmitry Litvinov and famous sculptor Gevorg Gevorkyan.
Date of birth of the constructivism is considered to be the beginning of the XX century. Its growth is named a natural reaction on sophisticated floreal, that is floral motifs, inherent to the modernist style, which quite quickly bored imagination of contemporaries and arouse a desire of searching new.
Shabby chic partly overlaps with the Provencal style in an interior which judging by the title appeared in France. In its turn, the style of shabby chic appeared in America and became popular in the early 20th century.
Dear friends! We decided to prolong the contest «Innovative design» for one more month, hurry up to take part! Detailed conditions of the contest you are welcome to read on our website.
Expressionism in translation from Latin means «expression». That is applying such a style in an interior each person acts as a creator, an artist, in order to express one's feelings, to convey them in the design of an apartment.
The avant-garde is the style opposite to the classic. Avant-garde style of interior will appeal to a person with original taste and nonstandard thinking, who prefers freedom and independence in everything.
The style "Modern" (England, Russia) appeared in the late 19th-early 20th century. It is known as Jugendstil (Germany), Secession (Austria), Liberty (Italy) or Art Nouveau (France).
International Association of designers VATIKAM announces a new contest for the young professionals «Innovative design»! We invite all students, and also teachers to take part in the contest! The contest «Industrial design in the 21st century» is finished, congratulation to our winners!
Colonial (from the Latin word "colonus") – colon, the so-called ancient Roman settlers, tenants of land, usually on the outskirts of the Empire, in the province. Style born at the intersection of two worlds – East and West.
International exhibition of interior and decor Design&Decor St. Petersburg will once again open its doors from 13 to 15 September 2017 in CEC «EXPOFORUM», St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Victorian style – (Eng. "Victorian style") is a conventional title of an extended period in art history of England from the second half of the XIX century, related to the reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince consort (Eng. consort – husband) Albert (1819-1861).
Design studio VATIKAM continues searching for specialists to our team of designers! We consider candidates as for employment, so for remote cooperation – freelance. You are welcome to send your resumes on the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org! Full text of the advertisement https://vatikam.com/en/news/134
Biedermeier – is the successor of the Empire, sometimes referred to as a simplified Empire style. Style of the middle class, style of the simple German burghers, appeared in opposition to Napoleon’s and the upper classes nobility’s ceremonial expensive Empire style.
Friends! Design studio VATIKAM recruits a team of designers!
Style addressed to the ancient heritage as the norm and the ideal model.
The Rococo is also known as the late Baroque style, in contrast to which, the Rococo uses absolutely different motives. Orientation of the Rococo represents very bright and rich style. But besides all complicated decorative details the Rococo is also quite elegant.
The Baroque style is one of the most luxurious and solemn styles, both in architecture and in interior design. Its purpose is to openly demonstrate the prestige and prosperity of the owner.
Dear participants of the project VATIKAM! We remind you that our head office in Paris is opened to visitors, address: 75002 Paris, Bourse street, building 3 (next to the Opera Garnier and the Paris stock exchange), we will be glad to see you!
The mannerism is positioned as a transitional style from classic massive, monumental forms in decoration of interiors of the Renaissance epoch (the Renaissance) to the new style that promotes splendor and grandeur, luxury and pathos – to the Baroque style.
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Friends! Congratulations to the winners of the contest, dedicated to marine landscapes and creative work of Ivan Aivazovsky!
The Empire – is a magnificent, ceremonial, military triumphal style, imitating the glamour and luxury of the Roman Empire. Rich decor with motifs of military emblem. Forms are massive and simplified. Monumentality is emphasized, intellectual atmosphere, feast, parade dominate.
Dear participants of the project VATIKAM! In the contest «Best works of 2017» three leaders according to the number of votes were specified: the designer Nadezhda Vedrova (Russia, Krasnoyarsk), the artist Alexander Galustov (Russia, Moscow) and the designer Yulia Baranova (Russia, Moscow)! Friends, the contest automatically includes all portfolios uploaded to the website! Invite your friends to vote for you, we will summarize the results in January next year.
A new style, called by its contemporaries the Renaissance style, brought to the art and culture of medieval Europe a new spirit of freedom and faith in the boundless opportunities of the person.
Dear friends! Our annual contest «Best works of 2017» is continuing, we invite everybody to participate!
Today we would like to tell you about his project of improvement of the recreational park in the very heart of one of the most beautiful cities of the Crimea.
Harmonicity, integrity. The separation of utility and function of beauty.
Are you afraid of vampires? No. I also stopped being afraid after I visited one of the castles of the count Dracula in Budapest.
Dear friends! We summed up the results of our annual contest "Best works of 2016", you are welcome to read the names of the winners and laureates of the contest in the section “Contests”! Congratulations to the winners, thank you all for participating!
The style Provence was named in honor of a region in the South of France - Provence. The Provence style in interior design is one of the most popular because it is associated not just with the village, but also with the sea, the sun, the smell of flowering plants, that means with gorgeous rest in the bosom of nature.
We are pleased to congratulate the winners of the contest "New Year card", which was held on our website during the last two months! The names of the winners you are welcome to read in the section "Contests". It was also decided to extend the industrial design contest "Furniture of a new generation" until the end of January, you are welcome to take part in it
Dear friends! You are welcome to vote for the portfolios of participants, whose talent impressed you most. There is just one month before the end of the annual contest «Best works of 2016»!
We offer participants of the contest to develop a furniture solution for the future – for kitchen, office, living room or bedroom. How does it look like, the furniture of the future? Maybe the main idea will be the maximum practicality and ergonomics. Or the development of science will allow creating "smart" furniture that has artificial intelligence. One should not exclude a return to the historical roots and national traditions. Fly of your creative imagination is not limited!
On the eve of winter holidays we invite you to take part in the contest on creating New Year card! This contest has already become traditional, it is held for the second time on our website. Create your New Year card, give a foretaste of the feast to the project participants and site visitors. If your portfolio gets the most number of votes, then one of your works will be posted on the main page during one month.
Colleagues, friends! We invite you to participate in our new contests! They are: already the traditional contest "New Year card" and the industrial design contest "Furniture of a new generation", detailed conditions of participation you are welcome to read in the section "Contests"!
The meeting between the President of the Association VATIKAM Kamo Saakyan with the winner of the contest "Creative interior" Anastasia Lee was held on the 7th of October in Ekaterinburg (Russia).
Dear Friends! In September in cooperation with the international company “Indeed” on our website was upgraded section "Jobs"! Now every day thousands of new vacancies for designers, architects and other specialists of creative professions are appearing here!
Dear friends! Today we have summed up contest "Comfortable house". Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest, congratulations to our winners! All laureates of the contest are awarded with diplomas of the International Association VATIKAM. The works of three authors with the highest number of votes will be posted on the main page of the site in form of banner for the period from 1 to 31 October 2016.
Dear participants of the community VATIKAM! We have completely updated the section "Jobs", thousands of new vacancies for professionals of creative specializations! On September the 1st we are starting a new contest dedicated to the birthday of Pablo Picasso. The contest rules, as always, are simple: create a new portfolio on the theme of the contest, receive the biggest number of votes and win. One of the prizes is a certificate entitling you to have a discount when publishing your works in the first catalogue of works VATIKAM!
We will be glad to see your works dedicated to the creative works of genius Pablo Picasso. This may be different variations on the theme of his famous paintings, works the creation of which are inspired by his creativity , paintings or drawings in one of the styles in which he worked.
Dear participants of the community VATIKAM! The contest “Creative interior” was successfully completed, we congratulate the winners!
Dear friends! There is a unique work of a new member of our community Martin Ashkhatoev. The artist takes by razor blade thin layers of overexposed photo paper, creating beautiful paintings.
Dear participants of the project VATIKAM! The contest "Organic architecture" successfully ended, congratulations to the winners! The names of the winners you are welcome to read on our website http://vatikam.com/en/organic-architecture-the-winners
Dear friends, participants of the project VATIKAM! On our website the contest for architects and interior designers "Organic architecture" is proceeding. We invite to participate everyone interested in Frank Lloyd Wright creative work and akin to his style. Detailed conditions of the contest you are welcome to read in the section "Contests"!
Dear community members of VATIKAM! The contest "Fashion and style 2016" is completed and we are pleased to announce the winners. Fashion is diverse as our participants’ conception about what is fashionable this year. Different styles and trends, elegance and minimalism, futuristic images and original accessories – all works of the participants of the contest can be found in this section: "Fashion and style 2016"
Dear participants of the project VATIKAM! The contest "Fashion and style 2016" is completed, our congratulations to the winners, thank you all for active participation!
Dear participants of the international project VATIKAM! The contest “Fashion and style 2016” is still in progress on our website, you have enough time to join and vote for the contestants! You are also welcome to visit a unique exhibition by Viktor Morozov to see unique samples of Russian metal punchwork art.
Dear work authors and website visitors! The first contest held in 2014 showed how many talented painters and sculptors, designers and architects, rare artisans, are around us. The Second annual contest “Best works of 2015” gathered even higher numbers of skilled specialists and creators from all over the world. We saw many amazing and awe-inspiring works. The results of the second contest confirm that our work in promoting and supporting talented specialists is highly important, that our website is in demand, and its popularity continues to grow.
Dear colleagues and friends!
From January 24 to February 6 2016, an exhibition of works by a regular participant of our project, Alexey Kalyakin, will take place in St. Petersburg (Russia). Exhibition location: Russia, St. Petersburg, Pervaya Sovetskaya str., bdg. 10, Art Gallery Adventures.
Dear participants of our project! We wish all of you a Happy New Year! We hope you have many happy experiences, impressions, warm and happy days among your family and friends! We are endlessly grateful to you for your devotion to the VATIKAM project and hope that the coming year is even more interesting and fruitful than the two past years!
Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear friends! Today, on the eve of the New Year 2015, we would like to express gratitude to all of you, participants and visitors of the VATIKAM project, for your trust towards us and your desire to join as a single team within our creative association and to show to all the world your limitless talent, priceless creations and original designer solutions in all fields.
Dear friends and participants of the VATIKAM project! The annual contest “Best works of the year 2015”extended until the end of the year! The results will be announced in January, follow the “News” section! In December, the website of the International Association VATIKAM will hold a personal exhibition “Interior design” for recognized masters and regular members of our jury, Yelena Krutskikh and Dmitry Litvinov!
Dear friends! We are inviting you to visit an exhibition of works by our regular participant, Aleksey Kalyakin!
Dear friends! On December 21 2015, the International Association of Designers VATIKAM will be two years old! That is why we decided to renew certain elements of the Association’s visual identity and to hold a contest among our designers for selecting the best layout from the proposed.
It has been very difficult to choose the winners, since you, our dear artists, hosted a great number of autumn-themed landscapes, still life and portrait paintings. Such activity pleases us a great lot; and it's even more pleasing that it's a big challenge to select the best works from the range of creations all made by highly talented authors.
Dear participants of the VATIKAM project! We are summing up the results for October!
Dear project users! We are inviting designers and architects to take part in the contest devoted to the memory of the legendary construction engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. Have a look at the contest regulations; we are awaiting your works!
On September 24 2015, a meeting took place in Ekaterinburg city, Russia, between the president of the Association VATIKAM, Kamo Vagarshakovich Saakyan, and participants of the VATIKAM project.
Dear friends! The individual exhibition of the designer Nikita Medelets, “Transport design”, is over! 10 479 views is a great result, and we are wishing Nikita many creative and professional successes! In September, you will have a chance to get to know the art of a great painter Sergey Dorofeyev; we are welcoming everybody to enjoy the beauty of his landscapes in the “Exhibition” section! The contest “Soul of the Tree” has ended; to see the results, you can visit the “Contests”. Congratulations to the winners! Our new contest for artists - "Autumn Symphony"!
Dear project participants! It is time to announce the results of the contest “Soul of the Wood”. This contest has showed that there is no lack of talented people and amazing masters. We hope that experienced woodcarvers pass the secrets of their craft to the next generation. Here are our magic-fingered masters!
Dear authors of works and website visitors! As you know, from July 1 our website is hosting an individual exhibition of Nikita Medelets “Transport design”. Works of this automotive designer have caused wide interest, and during the month, the expo received over 5560 visits.
On July 6 2015, a meeting took place in Ekaterinburg between the president of the International Association of designers VATIKAM, Kamo Saakyan, and a participant of the project, the winner of the 3rd prize of the International contest “Best Works of the Year 2014”, the talented designer Ksenia Shulzhenko.
Dear project participants! In June, the International Association VATIKAM held a personal virtual exhibition of works by the jeweler and a regular jury member of VATIKAM, Valeriy Granovskiy. During the month, the virtual expo has been browsed 5749 times! Since July 1, on our website - exhibition designer Nikita Medelets "Design of Transport"!
On June 1, a new contest is starting on our website titled "Soul of the Wood"! Take part and create new portfolios! For details, see the Contests section!
On May 7 2015, a meeting took place in St. Petersburg in a conference hall of the Le Vashoff Hotel between the President of the International Association of designers VATIKAM and the project participants.
On April 23 2015, a virtual anniversary of the design studio of architect S. Belyanchikov will take place in Italy, Florence, Palazzo Coppini
Dear friends, participants of the VATIKAM creative project! We have finally summed up the results of the First International Competition for Best Project of the Year 2014, after a long year of earnest competition.
Dear friends! The first month of 2015 is over!
On January 24, a meeting took place in Yekaterinburg between the President of the VATIKAM association and the amazing sculptor Gevorg Gevorkyan
Dear project participants! The last month of the passing year is over, and it is time to summarize it!
On December 17th 2014, a meeting took place in Yekaterinburg between the President of the International Association of Designers VATIKAM and Vladimir Kislyakovskiy, director of the Sverdlovsk Art School named after I. D. Shadr.
Amazing carvings by this family workshop are awe-inspiring.
Very soon, the merry New Year holidays are coming. Let’s start bringing the holiday cheer to the website of our project right now, since holiday anticipation is no less joyful than the holiday itself! Create the best New Year postcard, and it will be decorating the website of the project VATIKAM for a whole month!
The contest devoted to the anniversary of Mikhail Bulgakov’s birth is over! Congratulations to the winners!
Our dear talented participants of the VATIKAM project! The summer has come. We are summing up the results of May, the last month of spring.
On May 17th 2014, during the “Museum Night” in Krasnodar a “Fair of Masters” was held
May 24th to 25th 2014 charity exhibition will be held in Zurab Tsereteli Gallery of Arts
“Galereya” exhibition centre in Izhevsk is hosting Youth Festival of Visual Arts “Izhevsk! Time to Create!”
The international association of designers VATIKAM announces the establishment of an annual contest “Best Works of the Year”.