Tony Kettle and Philipp Nikandrov RMJM with Karen Forbes
Interior design project
Genya armchairs were chosen to furnish the conference room of the Evolution Tower, the skyscraper in Moscow’s International Business Centre which, at 55 storeys and 255 m high, is one of Russia’s largest and most efficient office buildings. Designed by Tony Kettel and Philipp Nikandrov from architectural firm RMJM, in collaboration with Scottish artist Karen Forbes, the skyscraper has defined the urban landscape of New Moscow since 2014 and is home to the head office of Transneft, the world’s largest state-owned oil and gas pipeline operator. The large tower is also home to commercial galleries, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and a supermarket. The illustriousness of this business hub is corroborated by the interior furnishings, particularly the Genya armchairs (designed by Dante Bonuccelli) in the conference hall. Padded and with date-brown leather upholstery, these were installed in straight tiered rows 60 cm apart.