About Us

 

We’re Sesstra, Siberian sisters (Uliana and Marianna Lomsinko) separated by the Atlantic, one in New York, one in St. Petersburg Russia. Inspired by our Soviet upbringing, exploring shapes and forms we create modern objects for the home. We were experiencing the biggest changes in our country: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War. The Soviet past was slowly dissolving, leaving behind the biggest cultural treasures. It was the beginning of our fascination with Brutalist architecture - understated, utopian buildings constructed in wide-open landscapes, like installations from outer space.Growing up in Siberia at the times of Perestroika we took great inspiration from the cold conifer woods dotted with birch trees, wild tundra and turf lands. The monochrome winter landscapes, quiet repetitive nature and graphic lines of River Ob, trained our eye to be attentive to harmonic shapes. The duality of influences of our past helped to define core materials: concrete for its raw, unpretentious honesty and wood for its lightness and flexibility. We are bringing our design passions into creating modern objects for the home. Each collection serves as a study of a particular medium, shape + forms and classic materials. Sesstra is the culmination of our personal experience juxtaposed with the Soviet past and modern future.
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