Inside this showroom in Antwerp, Belgium, Yakusha Design has developed a colour scheme inspired by soil and moss for its furniture line, Faina.
Faina Gallery is a retail space located within a 500-year-old building.
As a result, the studio avoided significant structural changes to preserve the building’s historic fabric.
Rather than that, the Ukrainian studio created a new colour palette, painting the shop’s walls in earthy tones reminiscent of the natural world.
“I wanted to convey a sense of grounded serenity in the interior,” explained Victoria Yakusha, founder of Yakusha Design and Faina.
Nothing is more potent than the earth’s energy. Standing on bare earth connects me to nature and gives me strength. “
Visitors enter Faina Gallery into a room almost entirely painted in a deep, mossy green hue.
The only surfaces left uncoloured are the grey terrazzo floors and the original ceiling.
Faina’s angular Toptun armchairs and three of its knobbly hand-sculpted Soniah floor lamps are displayed throughout the space.
One of the walls is lined with a custom stainless steel shelving unit.
It is styled after a cabinet of curiosities and features a selection of Faina’s ceramic ornaments and a variety of home fragrances.
Additionally, a beige version of the Plyn sofa features gently curving cushions stacked on top of one another “like stones naturally polished by wild waters.”
The storage unit is interrupted by a steel-lined doorway leading to the second room of Faina Gallery.
This space was painted jet black in homage to chernozem, a highly fertile black soil found throughout Ukraine.
Additionally, the furniture displayed here is dark. A black version of Faina’s hole-punctured Ztista table dominates one corner of the room, while a charcoal-grey version of the brand’s bulbous Domna chair sits nearby.
Additionally, a wall-mounted black tapestry bearing the word “earth” was written in the ancient Cucuteni-Trypillia civilization’s symbol-based writing system, which flourished in Ukraine during the fifth millennium BC.
Victoria Yakusha founded her eponymous studio in 2006 and followed it up with the launch of Faina in 2014.
Previously, her practice designed several interiors in Kyiv, including Yakutia Design’s office and a casual, tactile fast food restaurant.
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