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© Svetlana Kiryanova
© Svetlana Kiryanova
© Svetlana Kiryanova
© Svetlana Kiryanova

Svetlana Kiryanova & Viktoria Lantyukhova

Svetlana Kiryanova & Viktoria Lantyukhova Chair restorer
Russian, English
By appointment only
+7 9601235666
© Svetlana Kiryanova

Preserving stories of the past

  • • Zanovo translates from Russian as 'from scratch'
  • • Viktoria and Svetlana's first project was a set of chairs from the 1960s
  • • They love giving a second life to vintage furniture

Viktoria and Svetlana are long-time friends who have always shared a love of vintage furniture. At some point they both realised they wanted to start a project of their own and work with their hands. As if it they were being given a sign, they soon came across a text about chair restoration and were inspired to do the same thing. Unable to let go of the idea, four months later they rented a workshop, while Svetlana left her job in biotechnology and moved to Voronezh from another city. It was March 2019 and since then Zanovo has grown into a studio that everyone’s talking about. They work for clients all over the country; the most distant order they’ve shipped was to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, over 9,000km away.

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