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  • Prizes
    Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Decoration
  • Company
    Nakol, Ukraine
  • Lead Designer
    Nataliia Shamrai
  • Design Team
    Nataliia Shamrai
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The basic images for the collections are created as independent works with vividly marked story. Mysterious and familiar at the same time: multi-layered answers to the challenge of external circumstances, lucid forebodings and dreams, universal truth hidden under a recognizable layer of line, texture and form. We are creatures of four dimensions - three are spatial and one is time dimension. rejecting one dimension, distorting it and manipulating it in the image, you can create a mysterious sensation “timeless”

My name is Nataliia Kolpakova.
This is my maiden name and artistic pseudonym
I am from Ukraine, from Kyiv. I am a designer and founder of the Nakol brand. I create high quality accessories.
My products are silk scarves and their derivatives: raincoats and kimonos, mules and sleep masks.One of the main principles of my brand is sustainability and limited editions,which allows every client who chooses one of them to feel like the owner of an exquisite collectible.Fantastical stories are woven through each hand-illustrated collectio.Unique needs - Unique proposition

Other prizes
Since 2017, an inspiring experience of participating in international design festivals and trade shows, such as Paris Design Week (2017), Frankfurt Ambiente (2018)Stockholm Formex (2019,2020), where she was repeatedly chosen as a Talent Designer. In October 2018 – a personal exhibition at the UN, in Vienna, within the framework of the Days of Ukraine. Silver medalist of the Epson Digital Fashion 2019 competition with a kimono collection. In September 2020, my brand was selected for the Ukrainian stand in the online business tour of the Tallinn Design Festival. Bronze medalist of the New Fashion Zone international competition held in October 2020 (raincoats) In November 2020, the exhibition “Ukrainian Women in Contemporary Art” opened in Bangkok, where my project with silk kimonos was one of its three parts. October 2021, selected by the jury in the 2021 Contemporary Artists' Gold Leafcompetition for publication in the special edition of Art Market magazine which is widely distributed at the Florence Biennale in October 2021 and the New York Art Expo in April 2022

Photo Credit: Nakol