«Destinations» rounds up a list of up-and-coming Ukrainian furniture brands that offer hip, modern and quite affordable items that could be a welcome addition to the interior design of your home or office space.
Spring is the season of apartment repairs in Ukraine. Locals usually plan some minor repair works around the house or apartment early in spring so they will finish them by Easter. Many families are painting their walls fresh or re-decorating while other start the major building projects with the arrival of warm weather. «Destinations» rounds up some ideas and tips on repairing your home.
The trend for folk-inspired fashion has now hit the interiors’ world and Ukrainian interior design market is not an exception. Folk motifs in interior design lend a cheerful, bohemian element to your home and give a chance to create a special kind of authenticity with bright colors and bold, appealing patterns. Many Ukrainian brands and indie makers are eagerly joining the folk-inspired fashion trends and offer interesting interior design items for homes and offices.
Villa Tugendhat Museum (Brno), Brno City Council, Lviv City Council, Lviv Architectural Union and Czech Republic Embassy in Lviv are happy to announce the opening of Villa Tugendhat Architectural Exhibition at Lviv Art Palace (17, Kopernika street, Lviv).
Photo by Anna Vishtak A few years ago Maxim Kuzmenko worked for a magazine, where he placed the advertising of his first handmade wooden bird feeder. And the amazing thing happened: there were people who wanted to buy it. It was time when Maxim decided to turn his hobby into business. This is the beginning of Woodville story.
Every year Pantone Color Institute experts choose ‘the color of the year’. They have just announced their latest selection for 2017 — greenery. According to Pantone, the bright yellow-green shade of 'Greenery' symbolizes the «reconnection of humans with nature».
Photo: shutterstock.com Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with some interesting Christmas home decorating ideas. «Destinations» and interior designer Oksana Lazarets (Sulyk Architects, Lviv) bring some useful tips how to make your house exceptionally festive, cozy and stylish this winter.
P & F Architectural Studio was established many years ago by Lidiya Pfayfer and Olga Fradina. Since then the designers created a lot of successful architectural objects in different European countries. We’ve met with Olga Fradina and talked about her new immersion into ceramics.
Photo Anna Vishtak About 4 years ago Svyatoslav Zbroy and Dmitry Bulgakov established ODESD2 industrial design bureau. Since that time they’ve produced and sold out about 160 types of furniture objects over the world, organized the school for designers and have been promoting “made in Ukraine” design as a competitive, top-grade and unique one.
Photo Viktoria Yakusha Her name is famous not only in Ukraine but also abroad. Her work was included in the “Best Home design” Swiss edition (40 best houses in the world) as well as into “Contemporary villas” collection. Her projects were published in Russian, Israeli, Georgian, Mexican magazines.
Photo by FILD Ukrainian object design is a young industry under development. The local Media started to talk about Ukrainian products about two years ago. Recently we can talk about noticeable development of Ukrainian object design.
HIS (Home Ideas Supply) is the Ukrainian interior design brand, as well as a platform uniting modern Ukrainian design companies. Its mission is the creation of an authentic design that provides an atmosphere for new achievements every day.
Photo: Drommel Drommel is a startup company that produces modern Ukrainian furniture. Drommel reflects the best minimalistic contemporary design tendencies with only pine and steel used for production.
«We often laugh with Katerina when I tell her: «Oops, it seems that I created a lamp again». Even the people who know us for a long time and know that we do everything in terms of interior design, sometimes forget about it and ask us: «Yeah, lamps are cool, but do you work with interiors?» And it's funny,» - Dan Vakhrameyev says.
The young Ukrainian designer Nastasia Amai is a founder and director of AMAI designlab. In her lab she creates things that evoke emotions, surprise and bring joy and fun. She participates in many competitions, specialized design exhibitions. Her works are published in the leading magazines about interior and object design.
Late fall and winter in Kyiv can be really grey and depressive. However, it is possible to find some spring inspiration in flowers. LoraShen can create a real festival of positive emotions any time of year.
Dr. Christoph Späti, Deputy Head of Mission and Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine and Moldova, has been living in Kyiv for a couple of years already with his wife Tamar and their three children. Tamar and Christoph surprised me by telling me that it was their preferred choice to come to live to Ukraine. Why did they make such a decision and are they still happy living in the biggest country of Eastern Europe where political, economic and social changes are taking place?
After Eurovision Grand Final show the audience was simply awed by the interval act of the Ukrainian electronic band ONUKA. Many Ukrainians in their social media accounts wondered why ONUKA wasn’t the one to represent Ukraine in Eurovision 2017, while numerous international Eurovision fans said that all the contestants were great, but the live gig by ONUKA simply blew their minds.