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.



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Awards

 

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"​

Exhibitions

Solo

 

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 

Group

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

Media talks about Yakusha Design & FAINA

Design Milk 

Soniah light collection
overview

AD Spain

SOLOD cabinet named
as Product of the Day

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 

Atrium 

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

Interior Break

FAINA Design Overview in Italian blog by Alessia Forte

Yellowtrace

FAINA participation in MDW 2019 installation by Studiopepe

Elle Decoration Argentina

KURIPKA felted vase in spring decor overview

FRAME

ZTISTA chair & BARANTSY decor at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

Vogue

TOPTUN armchair as a standout at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018

Azure Magazine

FAINA featured in the world design trend  list 2021

Designboom

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 

IDEAT 

 BEST 5 Design Choices of
June 2019

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 

BANDURA & TREMBITA decor in Christmas gifts overlook

Aspire Magazine

TOPTUN chair as one of the Four Christmas Muses

Harper's Bazaar

Old Hut with FAINA pieces project featured  in October issue

Dezeen

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

DEZEEN

Design from clay and fax —
FAINA Design