Greenhouse

where the wild grows

MERA makers design lab

INDEPENDET DESIGNER 2021

We are Alexey Merkushev and Maria Zimina. Maria is an architect, Alexey is a furniture designer.We have known each other since high school.Not only we have remained friends over the years, but our talents have found a nice synergy together too.

Our love of bending plywood is the starting point for many of our designs.We continually search for new ways to showcase the natural beauty and all kinds of shaping this material.
In Russia, there is still a stereotype from the times of the USSR about plywood furniture.We like to break this with our design.The philosophy of MERA is a balance between functional and aesthetics with the obligatory playfulness. Creating furniture in the concept of “uni-age” is a part of our philosophy: one thing is equally good for children and adults, which is consistent with the principles of sustainable design.

PORTFOLIO

MERA makers design lab

U-SET

Consists of armchair, storage box and double table, that are made of bending and lightweight plywood. The U-module is taken as a basis in every piece of U-set.

U-TABLE

A minimalistic double table with storage space inside. Simple form with good functionality.

mera makers design lab

U-CHAIR

Minimalistic armchair with the movable seat that made of high hardness secondary foam rubber. Allows you to sit comfortably but stay focused thanks to the low backrest.

U-HANGER

A coat hanger inspired by the strength and flexibility of people on whose shoulders hard trials fall, that they endure without breaking. Made of bending plywood.

U-BOX

A storage box with cover and movable base. A light weight and strength allows you to use it in the children’s room.

CONTACT

ALEXEY MERKUSHEV & MARIA ZIMINA

RUSSIA

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