Iskos-Berlin consists of Aleksej Iskos, born in 1965 in Kharkov, Ukrain and Boris Berlin, born in 1953, St. Petersburg, Finland. The firm was established in 2010, however the two had been working together for years prior. They work on a vast number of types of design fields from furniture, graphic and industrial design.

“We see design as an art of storytelling. This story is normally quite complex, consisting of semantics, morphology, materiality, technology of objects and many other elements. But the clearer your story is, the more likely people are to understand it. The more surprising you make your story, the more likely they are to remember it. And finally the more you make people smile, the more likely they are to love it!”

They believe the objects they design have their own stories and history and often admit to letting the materials to choose their own direction, letting them speak for themselves, and their contribution is bringing a novel twist to it’s ongoing story.

Iskos / Berlin