Fyodor Schechtel

Russian architect and designer. After studying in Moscow, Schechtel worked for the architect A Kaminsky, a member of the Mir Iskusstva artists’ group.’His early work combined traditionaI styles with Art Nouveau to create a specifically Russian variant. Between 1900 and 1902 he built mansions in Moscow, and in 1901 designed the Russian pavilions at the Glasgow International exhibition. His office was behind the 1902 New Style exhibition in Moscow, which showcased Western and Russian designers