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. Let’s meet the 15 top interior designers!
1. ATER ARCHITECTS
Founded by Alexander Ivasiv and Yuliya Tkachenko, Ater Architects’ standout design 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 color pairings are one of many tricks the pair keep up their sleeves.
2. BALBEK BUREAU
Balbek bureau is a Kyiv-based architecture and interior design studio. With 12 years’ experience in designing bespoke commercial, corporate, and residential facilities, we have been building our community of socially-sustainable spaces.
3. 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 contemporary design. Are you enjoying this list of top interior designers?
4. 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 remodeling a certain space with its own character, sound, and atmosphere. We can say, her signature style is all about the classy yet modern sophisticated modern interiors with exclusive attention to detail.
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6. 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.
7. LIS DESIGN STUDIO
Roman Shpelyk’s thoughtful use of materials like laminated plywood and attention to contrast through color-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 and one of the top interior designers‘ projects center around color since he founded LIS Design Studio in 2015.
8. MMZ PROJECT
MMZ Project architectural bureau and Interior Design by Maria Zhukova. With a focus on Planning and the concept of the interior design service, the bureau has lots of worldwide projects.
9. 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 minimalist approach with modern developments and innovations in order to achieve the perfect balance of comfort and aesthetics.
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. 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 the architectural mind. They have completed over 600 projects in 21 countries and are ready to create something significant for you. In love with these top interior designers? We have a couple more for you!
13. 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 and they are considered to be one of the best top interior designers in this field. 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.