We collect design items for a good reason ー we have an emotional connection with these things, they speak to us in a special familiar language, they show us who we are. It’s an investment beyond financial.
The more you try to explain such things as happiness and serenity, the further the turbulent flow of everyday life moves away from them. The more thoroughly you try to create the perfect interior, the more it looks like the one for staying overnight rather than living.
The COVID-19 outbreak seems to have come out of nowhere and caught us at a time when we were unprepared for the changes in our spiritual and physical liabilities. One of the main concepts that underwent a radical reassessment was the house — the only place that patiently kept cool all the time and protected us from external irritants. The pandemic has forced adjustments to the "we-home" relationship for us to be prepared for new outbreaks of pandemics. And after — the home will never be the same as before.
Home isolation has pushed Serhii Makhno to an important conversation about his major design projects: Serhii Makhno's apartment and house. The world knows them as Wabi Sabi Apartment and Shkrub House — winners of international competitions, heroes of world magazine covers. Serhii calls them simply — home.
Home is what we had, have, and will have. This is a place where we return daily or where we come only once a month, but each time feel the same. This is a place that protects us from all working storms and emotional waves. This is a place that will accept our failures to give us strength for the new victories. This is a place that absorbs us and which we absorb.
Amulet, dishes, sacred practice, arts and crafts, reflection of traditions, respect for nature and animals, memory of the culture of our ancestors, stories of miraculous beasts. All this is an integral part of the life of Ukrainian families. All this is zoomorphic ceramics, which we will get to know a little closer.
There’s just something more than ‘this color is nice, let’s take it’. Together with the studio owner Serhii Makhno and the architect Alexander Kovpak we gathered the pieces of advice for choosing colors in interior design.
Welcome to the club full of love, ceramics, and our common words. A thousand years ago, there was Adam. Adam was made from clay for the future of humanity. Many years ago, different questions about ceramics products and their life appeared. Therefore, here are our answers. Together with Sergey Makhno and the head of the ceramic workshop Oleksandr Yarovyj we finally set the record straight once and for all.