Yakusha Design is a multidisciplinary live design studio founded by architect and designer Victoria Yakusha in 2006 – Kyiv, Ukraine.

We believe in the authentic and honest design, clean and emotional interiors. We are inspired by our native land, natural imperfections and traditions of craftsmanship. Every project we touch is filled with life. To see, sense, hear, and taste design – get ready to let the living spirit into your space.

At Yakusha Design, we create architectural and interior design projects with a broad geography, develop collectible design pieces at FAINA's collection.

We give birth to many socio-cultural projects – ranging from design expedition “Earth inspires” and educational platform Ya Vsesvit to a podcast featuring folkloric fables and a documentary about endangered crafts.

All our projects are linked with one dream – to make Ukrainian design recognizable all over the world. Yakusha Design is an ambassador of modern Ukrainian design, which reveals the soul and creativity of our people.

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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

Media talks about Yakusha Design


A minimalist glass cabin
by Yakusha Design

Abitare Italy

"FAINA - Golden Age of Ukrainian Design"

Elle Decoration France

FAINA Design in Kyiv city design overview under Promenade rubric 

Elle Decoration France

MOTANKA set of vases in Elle Deco News, September 2019 

Design Mate 

Kyivan design brand of furniture and decor 



 BEST 5 Design Choices of
June 2019

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Architectural Digest Spain

FAINA participation in MDW 2019 installation by Studiopepe


Дом и Интерьер

BANDURA & MOTANKA set of vases in Dom & Interier (House & Interior) Magazine

Elle Decoration Russia

Elle Decoration Russia 

BANDURA & TREMBITA decor in Christmas gifts overlook


Aspire Magazine

TOPTUN chair as one of the Four Christmas Muses


Modern primitive by FAINA - 2020 design trend

Aspire, Home & Design

YA VSESVIT interior project featuring FAINA Decor 

Deco Home Germany

Ceramic decor — BUHAY, HATA and KUMANEC vases in Deco Home Portreit Overview

Elle Decoration UK

KOOKU showroom project featuring FAINA products


Design from clay and fax —
FAINA Design 



FAINA in Venice Design 2019 installation

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Elle Decoration Sweden

TOPTUN armchair in Elle Decoration photo op 

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Architectural Digest USA

ZTISTA chair at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019



KOROTUN coffee table at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

Architectural Digest USA

TOPTUN armchair & BANDURA vase at EyeSwoon House

AD Spain

YA VSESVIT interior project featuring FAINA Decor 

L'Officiel Ukraine

October photo op for Ukrainian L'Officiel featuring FAINA's showroom

Elle Decoration CZ

Brand overview of FAINA Design in profile rubrics, September 2019 


KUMANEC set of vases, KOROTUN table and TRAPESNYK dish set in montly selection

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Interior Break

FAINA Design Overview in Italian blog by Alessia Forte



FAINA participation in MDW 2019 installation by Studiopepe

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Elle Decoration Argentina

KURIPKA felted vase in spring decor overview



ZTISTA chair & BARANTSY decor at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019



TOPTUN armchair as a standout at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018

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