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