“It’s nice that people are not limited to consumption, but that they try to create something.”Founded in 2012, the studio aims to contribute to the ‘friendly conversation’ surrounding design, and has since become known for moulding the fresh, innovative reputation of Ukrainian design and architecture.
Speaking of their philosophy, the bureau says, “We are always pleased when we see great things made by Ukrainian guys. It’s nice that people are not limited to consumption, but that they try to create something. Everyone used to think that good design – is foreign design, people recognize style and objects, created elsewhere. We would like to see people have the same feeling when they hear the phrase “Ukrainian design,” and we would like to know that it is not inferior to foreign design.” Below is a selection of their designs, each accompanied by a quote describing the product. For more furniture, visit our shop.
Q1 LOUNGE CHAIR BY ZBROY SVYATOSLAV
“Q1 chair is a dedication to the creator of the geodesic dome, Buckminster Fuller, a science revolutionist. The chair is similar to its creation: it is able to withstand heavy loads, while staying visually light.”
R3 SOFA BY VALENTYN LUZAN
“This three-pillow-wide sofa can comfortably place three to six people. The softened geometry of simple shapes makes the model relevant for the modernist-style interior. Made from ash, chiseled legs are fixed on the painted in white metal frame of the body. This construction makes the model enhanced and sustainable.”
B1 BENCH BY ZBROY SVYATOSLAV
“The arch – one of the oldest architectural solutions – is at the core of the bench’s silhouette. The bench’s construction consists of a solid frame and transverse planes, which provides necessary rigidity and stability. The bend of the seats gives the bench a sculptural appearance, but at the same time make it comfortable and ergonomic.”
Z MODULAR SYSTEM BY MARINA BOVKUN
“The pattern of the Z series is based on the rule of the “Egyptian Triangle”. This geometric figure is known since ancient Egypt, where it was used in the construction of the pyramids. The Europeans have accepted it as a basis for the ideal proportions of the golden section. The proportion is still a reliable basis for modern design.”
V1 LOUNGE CHAIR BY ZBROY SVYATOSLAVN
“The V1 chair gives you the retire in any room volume. Outside – one of the most durable yet lightweight materials, aluminum. Inside – felt – the non-woven fabric, maximally absorbing the sound. The acoustic atmosphere of the chair’s internal volume allows you to focus on your thoughts and feelings. Soft, large cushions are made of chenille with flock substrate and hollofayber is used as a filling. There is enough space both for single and joint rest.”
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