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Ukrainian designer’s solo exhibition presented at Melbourne Design Week

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June 5,2024 237
Ukrainian designer’s solo exhibition presented at Melbourne Design Week

Ukrainian designer Victoria Yakusha presented her works in Australia during Melbourne Design Week from May 29 to June 2, announced Nataliya Poshyvaylo-Towler, UWC Vice President for Oceania and Asia.

The Victoria Yakusha: Foreign Dialogues exhibition was shown at the FIN gallery. It featured works from several collections by Victoria, with a prominent place occupied by her Sunflower lamps, inspired by sunflower fields – one of the most famous Ukrainian symbols worldwide. “An extraordinary presentation for the Ukrainian audience,” wrote Nataliya Poshyvaylo-Towler.

Victoria Yakusha is a Ukrainian architect, designer, and artist, founder of an architectural studio and a brand of furniture, decor, and lighting, which promotes Ukrainian design.

“Her works have been showcased at international exhibitions such as Design Miami in Miami and Basel, Collectible, the Venice Biennale, Paris Design Week, Milan Design Week, and other events. In 2018, she organized a series of design expeditions called ‘Earth Inspires’ to promote craftsmanship and popularize Ukrainian traditions,” wrote Nataliya Poshyvaylo-Towler.

“In 2022, the designer’s exhibition Stepping on Ukrainian Soil received an award for best presentation at Design Miami/Basel. That same year, she joined the program for the restoration of cities affected by invasion, developing the concept for the development and reconstruction of Chernihiv. Yakusha also created a residency in honor of artist Maria Prymachenko in the village of Bilotserkivtsi and the furniture collection Stepping on Ukrainian Soil, dedicated to Ukraine. At the exhibition of works at the Saatchi Gallery in London and at the Ukrainian House, she presented the concept of the Prymachenko Museum complex called ‘Maria’s Path,’” added the UWC Vice President.

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