The Heritage International Art Gallery has worked for more than six years and has become one of the innovators in the Russian art market. Its name reflects the key goals that were set at its creation; the main function is to return the part of the Russian heritage that has been lost.
In 2011 Heritage Art Gallery opened a new interiors and applied arts department Heritage Interior Art. The first exhibition of its kind, called Dialectics of Interiors presented the furniture masterpieces from the seventeenth to twenty-first century. The aim was to show how the major trends in the modern interior decor combine with the furniture masterpieces of the previous centuries. Heritage Gallery introduced works by the following artists: Jean-Francois Oeben, Nicolas Heurtaut, Martin- Guillaume Biennais, Andre Arbus, Maurice Calka, Pierre Cardin, Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Hiquily, Gianni Ruffi, Luigi Colani, Fabio Novembre, Maarten Baas and Jaime Hayon.
One of the gallery’s new areas of design activity is Russian and Soviet furniture. The present project is devoted to the Soviet design and decorative arts of the period of 1956-1972, one of the important phenomena in the history of Soviet design, which reflects the penetration of the design ideas of the avant-garde. Its uniqueness and progressive spirit is achieved by providing significant rare and extant historical objects.
The outstanding representatives of that period became the artists who started to create and work in the epoch of the Russian avant-garde Anna Leporskaya, the student of Kazimir Malevich, for instance, and the artists of a new generation brought up by the avant-garde aesthetics. Among them are sculptor Nikolai Silis, furniture designer Yuri Sluchevsky and porcelain painter Vladimir Gorodetsky. Their works embody a valuable and inimitable style of Soviet design, the ideas of which are still innovative.