Friday 5 with Victoriya Yakusha

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Architect, inside designer, and product designer Victoriya Yakusha is the founding father of Yakusha Design studio amongst a number of different artistic ventures. The Ukrainian expertise can also be behind the furnishings and decor design at FAINA Design and proprietor of the design lecture corridor Ya Vsesvit. Victoriya created all of this in an try and put Ukraine’s design business on the map.

“I imagine that inspiration is in all places, you simply must look along with your eyes broad open. With the emotions of honest love for my nationwide roots, I dedicate my works to my homeland. By means of my product design at FAINA and inside initiatives, I need to replicate the entire life power of vitality that has been encapsulated over the Ukrainian land for hundreds of years – as I really feel it, in a contemporary interpretation,” she mentioned.

At present Victoriya is becoming a member of us to share 5 of her favourite issues in Friday 5!


1. Ukrainian Trendy Music
I love up to date Ukrainian musicians who discover inspiration in our conventional folklore songs or use conventional musical devices, like buhay, trembita, and tsymbaly, in a up to date manner. It sounds actually recent and fascinating. My favourite musicians in the present day are Onuka, DakhaBrakha, Jamala, Alina Pash, Marina Krut, and plenty of others.

Maria Primachenko

2. Ukrainian Ornamental Artwork
I’ve been captivated with ornamental artwork for a few years. It has turn out to be my supply of inspiration for design – from the traditional painted vases and embroideries in our conventional material to hand-woven woolen carpets referred to as “hutsul lizhnyk”. I really like their wealthy patterns and wild textures, they usually inform us a lot in regards to the rituals, traditions, and beliefs of our ancestors.

I particularly love the work of Ukrainian self-taught painter Maria Primachenko, naïve and fabulous mythological beasts which take root іn people legends and fairy-tales. Picasso as soon as mentioned after visiting a Primachenko exhibition in Paris: “I bow down earlier than the inventive miracle of this good Ukrainian.”

Picture courtesy of OWENSCORP

three. Rick Owens and Michele Lamy
Such a proficient tandem of designers in some ways, they create a robust signature which can’t be confused with others. I really like the interiors of their trend showrooms, furnishings assortment, their model, and graphic design – every little thing is so highly effective. I all the time go to their showrooms every time I journey in Europe or the USA.

Dima Sergeev

four. Handicraft
I really like crafts from everywhere in the world, issues which have been made by hand with non-mechanized instruments, information of earlier generations, and with respect to nature. 5 years in the past I found conventional Ukrainian crafts, lots of that are endangered due of lack of curiosity in them and really low profitability. So I requested myself, what can we as designers do to protect native crafts? Our answer was a design expedition, involving well-known overseas artists and press, that helped us convey consideration to this situation on a nationwide and world stage. On our first journey we highlighted Roberto Bachiocchi, architect of Prada, La Perla, Miu Miu boutiques, Annaleena Leno, proficient inside designer and stylist from Sweden, editor of ICON journal and plenty of others. This 12 months we took the challenge to a nationwide stage with the help of the Ukrainian Cultural Basis and acquired over 14 worldwide design specialists from everywhere in the world – USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Finland, and extra. Sharing my ardour of Ukrainian crafts with others evokes me.

5. My Household
My greatest help and inspiration in life is my husband and four youngsters. I like to spend holidays collectively in our forest home, making ready barbecue, and enjoying with our canine. These moments are treasured and I worth all of them as the largest treasure in my life.




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