Moya and the fascinating qualities of birchbark by Anastasiya Koshcheeva

Moya: With great care and attention to detail, we manufacture products from natural birchbark that bring contemporary design and a tested handicraft tradition in harmony. We source our birchbark from the endless Siberian taiga and let its natural beauty unravel to the fullest with the help of clear shapes and playful colours. Our products link the uniqueness of a natural material with the precision of modern technology.

Since its foundation, it has been MOYA’s pursuit to explore the fascinating qualities of birchbark, and to celebrate them on a daily basis by developing functional product solutions. We are convinced that good design makes life better.

MOYA was founded in Berlin by the Russian-German designer Anastasiya Koshcheeva and means “mine” in Russian. Since 2012, Anastasiya has been passionate about connecting the ancient Siberian handicraft from her homeland with clear contemporary design. Since the very beginning, it has been our aim to create birchbark products of the highest quality in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Moya: In our products, we use solely the best quality untreated birchbark. We harvest our bark once a year and give particular care to ensuring that the inner layer of the bark is not damaged in the process, so the trees remain unharmed.
Naturally occurring substances in the bark and their interplay ensure that the birch trees survive even the leanest nutrient conditions and the harshest weather, and are fully renewable within 20–25 years. Birchbark’s versatile qualities such as durability, flexibility, tear strength, breathability, and antibacterial properties make it one of the most fascinating natural materials that never cease to inspire us.

Content Credit: ©Anastasiya Koshcheeva and Through Objects.

Images: ©Anastasiya Koshcheeva/Moya Birchbark

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