As their Western European counterparts were basking in the spotlight, emerging visionaries and established studios in the capital city of Kiev and beyond were quietly enjoying an explosion of creativity. Now those same creatives are leaving their stamp on contemporary design. While some designers like Victoria Yakusha are out to revive traditional and endangered craft techniques, others like Nottdesign have their eyes set determinedly on the future. As promised, it’s time for the widest selection of the Top interior designers in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, brought to you by covetED.
1. MMZ Project
MMZ Project architectural bureau and Interior Design by Maria Zhukova. With a focus in Planning and concept of the interior design service, the bureau has lots of worldwide projects.
2. Glazov Design Group
Glazov Design has been impressing us with their unique luxury design ideas and project for the past 12 years. This design studio is considered to be one of the tops firms in the country and in the world! The founder and head interior designer of the Glazov Design group was always inspired by the complete process of remodelling a certain space with its own character, sound, and atmosphere. We can say, her signature style is all about the classy yet modern sophisticated interiors with exclusive attention to detail.
The Ukrainian interior design studio Zooi, is known for their original interiors. Fresh eclectic interiors with a twist.
High quality, that creates flawless impressions. Not price, but the culture and the values we share. The new luxury is a modern individuality, progressive design and architecture.
5. balbek bureau
balbek bureau is a Kyiv-based architecture and interior design studio. For 12 years’ experience in designing bespoke commercial, corporate and residential facilities, we have been building our community of socially-sustainable spaces. Comfort, innovation and functionality are the driving forces behind every architecture and interior design project we realize. For us, this process starts with a deep analysis of business demands, ergonomics and functionality. Our task is to explore the basics, then plunge into details in order to transform aspirations into the ground-breaking environments. With design expertise across a wide range of industries, balbek bureau reimagines the traditional approach to designing spaces. To make one-of-a-kind, we are focused on innovation, uniqueness and effective performance.
6. Sergey Makhno
Since 2003, the studio has been creating projects intertwining Ukrainian traditions, world trends and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, the forces of nature, human talent and architectural mind. They have completed over 600 projects in 21 countries and are ready to create something significant for you.
7. Lera Brumina
We first discovered Kiev-based interior designer Lera Brumina through Breadway Bakery—a fast-casual cafe in Odessa that was seemingly inspired by the master of whimsy himself: Wes Anderson. With a knack for small spaces, the young creative’s edited eye also lends itself to clean and modern urban dwellings in need of a fresh direction.
8. Ater Architects
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Founded by Alexander Ivasiv and Yuliya Tkachenko, Ater Architects’ standout project wasn’t a private residence or small eatery but rather a children’s outpatient clinic. Easily one of the coolest doctor’s offices we’ve ever seen, Doctor U achieves maximum happiness through punchy hits of coral and terrazzo. Unexpected colour pairings are one of many tricks the pair keep up their sleeves.
9. LIS Design Studio
Roman Shpelyk’s thoughtful use of materials like laminated plywood and attention to contrast through colour-blocking enrich a room with an intoxicating energy. A master of cool tones (think muddy mauves and forest greens) and soothing neutrals, the Lviv-based designer’s projects centre around colour since he founded LIS Design Studio in 2015.
10. Nott Design
When architecture and product design studio Nott Design debuted its Lost House—a simple, single-story structure that can sink below ground—it changed everything we knew about what a home could be. But disappearing abodes aren’t the only noteworthy achievement on its resume. Nott Design continues to explore the possibilities of technology in the home with interactive table lamps and desk accessories.
11. Olk Manufactory
Oksana Levchenya’s graphic hand-woven rugs and tapestries draw on traditional Ukrainian carpet-weaving techniques dating back to the 16th century. Boasting names like “A Ladder to Heaven” and “Optimistic Urbanism,” her textiles defy ordinary shapes and pattern combinations. Levchenya is one of a handful of Ukrainian designers who are pioneering and preserving age-old traditions through weaving.
12. Victoria Yakusha
Following the 2014 revolution, designer and architect Victoria Yakusha set out on a new path to revive traditional craft practices with her Faina collection in an effort to share the vernacular of Ukrainian design with the world. Infused with soul, her pieces regularly make their rounds at international design fairs in Copenhagen, Milan, and Bologna.
YODEZEEN is an award-winning architectural and interior design studio operating worldwide, using a wide variety of contemporary styles. Established in 2010 by architects and fellow students Artem Zverev and Artur Sharf, the studio offers a custom multi-disciplinary approach to high-end design. YODEZEEN has extensive international experience in both residential and commercial projects… including restaurants, offices, fitness centres; private homes, and luxury apartments. The Studio’s professional philosophy is to create customized unique aesthetic solutions for clients by mixing timeless designs with striking architecture. In fulfilling the goals of a client, YODEZEEN incorporates luxury, comfort, and elegance in a strong bold statement to create a truly unforgettable environment.
14. Bolshakova Interiors
The founder and head of the studio Bolshakova Interiors, director of the Society of British and International Design in Ukraine, winner of the European Property Awards 2015. Methods developed by Nataly formed the basis of the studio. Its essence is attention to the wishes of the client and careful management of each stage of the project. This allows the creation of a lasting universal design.
15. MONO architects
MONO architects are experts in creating stylish, functional public spaces and residential interiors. Regardless of the project purpose, we strive to create a well-rounded product: each design element has a specific purpose, there is nothing superfluous. We blend a minimalism approach with modern developments and innovations in order to achieve the perfect balance of comfort and aesthetics.
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