Yakusha Design is a multidisciplinary studio founded by Ukrainian-born architect Victoria Yakusha in 2006. The studio works within the fields of architecture, interiors, creative direction, and product design FAINA.
Live design is the studio’s philosophy and signature approach. Minimalist, yet sensual spaces start with freedom — inner and outer. Deeply connected to nature, the spaces speak through different senses encouraging their guests to feel, not only to look at.
FAINA is an authentic collection of furniture, lighting, and décor — part of Yakusha Design Studio. Established in 2014 as a reflection of the strong social-cultural changes in Ukraine, FAINA takes roots in the country's cultural heritage and represents modern Ukrainian design.
Following the philosophy of live design, the FAINA collection is released two times per year — during Winter and Summer solstice, days of natural renewal.
In 2018 brand launched a unique project — design expedition “Land inspires” aimed to draw attention to the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine. Explore more here.
In 2019 interior by Yakusha Design was selected among the 5 best offices in the world by the Dezeen Awards, and the studio’s founder Victoria Yakusha gained the title the designer of the year — ELLE Decoration Design Award.
In 2019 Yakusha Design opened a residential showroom of FAINA in Belgium, Brussels. Now the studio works internationally both on private and commercial projects focusing on live design and sustainable approach.
Read more about Yakusha Design and FAINA in Journal.
Architecture & Interior Design
2007 Winner of the "InterYEAR 2007" prize
2011 A Special Prize for Restaurant Design in the competition InterYear
2012 Winner of the International Architectural Awards in the residential interior category
2013 The Second Place in the Interior Design category, Interium Award
2015 NM House, Our 50 Project, ‘Heart of Ukrainian design’
2015 Special prize for Viktoriya Yakusha for engaging in APC-Caffe project (House&Interior Magazine)
2015 Winner of the InterYear
2015 International Industrial Design Award
2015 CUBE project, Best Home Design List in Germany
2016 FAINA Furniture & Decor collection, Bologna Design Week
2017 Between tradition and innovation, Dutch Design Week
2019 Among the Best Offices at Ukrainian KIFF
2018 Interior of the Year, Ukraine with YA VSESVIT project
2019 The Best Interior Design of Offices and cultural spaces at ArtSpace Award with YA VSESVIT project
2019 Dezeen Awards, Interior Design Shortlist for YA VSESVIT project
Product design — FAINA
2015 Industart 2015 Award for PECHYVO cabinet
2017 Archiproducts Awards — nomination for SHCHEDRYY table
2018 AZ Awards Canada — nomination for SOLOD cabinet
2018 Interior fo the Year Award for ZTISTA chair
2019 ELLE Decor International Design Award — "Design of the Year" for ZTISTA furniture line
2019 ELLE Decor International Design Award — Yakusha Victoriya — "Designer of the Year"
2017 Stockholm Furniture Fair: FAINA collection had an individual stand
2018 Milan Design Week: FAINA presented novelties at Superdesign Show
2018 London Design Fair: FAINA has presented the full collection
2020 Interior Design Show Toronto: ZTISTA organic furniture line presentation
2020 Collectible Design Fair: Debut of DOMNA armchair
2017 Bologna Design Week: first exhibition for FAINA Collection.
2018 Dutch Design Week: SOLOD cabinet, HRYB coffee table — participants of the exhibition.
2018 Paris Design Week: Bandura vase in the "1000 vases" Project by Roberto Bachiocci
2020 Stockholm Design Week: FAINA presented at the two TOP locations — "Fenix Palace" & "Temperament" exhibition by Sahara Widoff.
2020 Milan Design Week: KOROTUN table, BANDURA & MOTANKA vases featured in Studiopepe installation "Les Arcanistes — Future Un / written"
2019 Helsinki Design Week, Habitare — Asun Magazine stand, curated design, featured clay and wooden decor along with TOPTUN chair
2019 Dutch Design Week: organic furniture ZTISTA and clay decor at Kazerne Creative Hub
2020 Milan Design City, SONIAH floor lamp exhibited at Rossana Orlandi Gallery
2020 Paris Design Week: Collectible Curated Edition featuring DOMNA armchair
2021 Collectible Salon: featuring FAINA design