Igor Ustinov, sculptor and trained opera singer, was born in London, the son of Sir Peter Ustinov and the Canadian actress Suzanne Cloutier, Igor enjoyed an international education. He studied art at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, graduated in biology from the Paris VII and studied singing at the Paris Conservatory. Despite the "Ustinovian" versatility of interests, the focus of his work is in the field of sculpture. One of his teachers was none other than César Baldaccini - one of the most renowned French sculptors and an important representative of the "Nouveau Realisme". Igor Ustinov is co-founder of the Peter Ustinov Foundation which has been under his leadership since 2004.
But not only as an artist, Igor Ustinov also made a name for himself as an inventor. At the 45th International Inventions Fair in Geneva, he was awarded the "Prize of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA)" for the "Best Invention" for the "Ustinov Construction System" which helps combat the global housing crisis, as well as the pollution caused by plastic waste through the recycling of used PET.