Mike Wite is a pseudonym based on a loose translation of the name of Mikhail Belyaev, a multidisciplinary awards-winning designer from Russia. He works with Russian and foreign companies and organizations. He's one of the top-10 best contemporary designers in Russia, according to the British The Culture Trip website. Participant of more than 30 different exhibitions during the last 5 years: in London, Milan, Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Boston, Moscow, Hong Kong, etc. 


Art School / Academic drawing and painting

Ural State University of Architecture and Art / Industrial design

St. Petersburg state Institute of culture / Media design





Samsung Staron

Moscow Parks

SDI Hong Kong

Moscow Department of Nature Management


Project 111


Premier Group


Art Director: Mike Wite

Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

Designer: Mike Wite

"The innovative thinking behind Mikhail Belyaev’s design concepts knows few bounds. From art objects and lighting to urban furniture for public park space, the eccentric designer has got most bases covered."


«Belyaev’s vision is more akin to that of more experienced designers. He already cooperates with big companies and works abroad, too. […] Thus, after years of lying dormant, Russian design re-emerges and is ready to think outside the box, thus initiating a new era.»


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Awards, Exhibitions and Events

2018 — ADD Awards,  a member of the expert Council of the award and the trophy designer.

2018 — Lexus Design Award, Russian Top Choise, Jury member

2016 — Hong Kong Mega Show Part I

2015 — ArkDes, “Reprogramming The City”, Stockholm, Sweden 19/06–30/09
2015 — Gifts and Premium, Hong Kong,  China 27–30/04
2015 — Salone Del Mobile (iSaloni), Milan, Italy 14–19/04
2015 — A’Design Award Ceremony, Milan, Italy, Winner 18/04
2015 — Design And Design International Award, France, Winner
2015 — Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Germany 13–17/02
2015 — Virginia Center for Architecture, “Reprogramming The City” by Scott Burnham, Richmond, USA 15/01–24/03
2015 — PSI Messe, Dusseldorf, Germany 13–15/01

2014 — Hong Kong Mega Show Part I, China 20–23/10
2014 — Design and Design Awards, winner several products, France
2014 — Dutch Architecture Centre 2014, Denmark 1/10–4/01
2014 — London Design Festival 2014, United Kingdom 13–21/09
2014 — St.Petersburg Design Week 2014, Russia 21–28/05
2014 — Lecturing, Smalta Italian Design Studio, St.Petersburg, Russia 23/04
2014 — Gifts and Premuim, Hong Kong 27–30/04
2014 — Lecturing, Erarta museum, St.Petersburg, Russia 19/03
2014 — PSI, Dusseldorf, Germany 10–14/01

2013 — Mega Show Part 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 20–23/10
2013 — 100% Design London, within Russian Design Pavalion, England 18–21/09
2013 — Innoprom International Industry Fair, participant of “TOP-7″ Russian Designers during

Global Industrial Design Forum (special guests: Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rashid, Rogier van der Heide), Ekaterinburg, Russia 10–14/07
2013 — Industrial Designer’s Club, Lecturing, Ekaterinburg, Russia 11/07
2013 — Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space Gallery, “Reprogramming The City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure”, Boston, USA 25/06–29/09
2013 — Design and Design International Awards (Artedore collection), France, winner
2013 — St.Petersburg Design Week, as Special Guest, Russia 22–29/05
2013 — VITRINA FAIR, St.Petersburg, Russia 23–25/05
2013 — Martini Art Club (Bench Contest), shortlist, Moscow, Russia
2013 — Mosbuild 2013 (with Artedore brand),  Moscow, Russia 2–5/04
2013 — Second University of Naples of Architecture and Design (Exhibition), Italy

2012 — Design and Design International Awards (Spheroid-Fosterlamp), France, winner
2012 — DA!Fest, International film festival and award in the field of product design and architecture, St.Petersburg, Russia
2012 — SaloneSatellite at I Saloni WorldWide, Moscow, Russia 10–13/10
2012 — Moscow Design Week 2012, Russia 9–14/10
2012 — Design Debut, contest, Moscow, Russia, shortlist
2012 — ARCH Moscow, XVII International Exhibition of Architecture and Design(with Great Matryoshka), Moscow, Russia 23–27/05
2012 — Mosbuild 2012 (with ‘eqloo’ brand), Moscow, Russia 2–5/04

2011 — The Faces of the Streets, Urban Furniture and Enviroment Design Exhibition, Perm, Russia
2011 — Design and Design International Awards, France, winner
2011 — Perm Furniture Design Competition, Russia, winner

Works and interview are featured in:


Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Inventor

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Prototyping with professional machine tools


Used in past:

Solid Works

Rhino Ceros

3Ds Max

V Ray

Adobe Premier

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Dreamweaver

A few events

A little about life

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