The scent of wet soil, primitive, organic forms, the wild spirit of nature. Faina – brand of furniture, lighting, and decor; a sensual expression of contemporary design rooted in Mother Earth and Ukrainian heritage. 

    Founded in 2014, after the Revolution of Dignity, FAINA represents Ukrainian identity, culture and spirit. Evoking ancient symbols, reviving ancestral crafts, working with live, primeal materials. FAINA's live minimalist design explores a sense of belonging to earth and guides back to the essence. 

    The omen-like archetypal shapes of design pieces harbour an animistic presence. In the hands of local artisans, each object finds a living soul. Ukrainian history passed on in sustainable collections of live Ukrainian design. 

    "Like our ancestors, I believe in the spiritual essence of things, the souls of our objects. And it's one of the core elements of what we call live design — creating something that is alive. Something with a spirit", Victoria Yakusha.



Limited Edition LAND OF LIGHT

"I was searching for support. It was a moment when your world is falling apart, everything you built is crumbling. You realize that you can only rely on yourself. Once you find even a glimmer of light within yourself, it begins to grow. When the light within you is full, you start illuminating the path for others. United, the Earth of Light is born,"  Victoria describes the inspiration behind the collection as follows.

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Soniah (Ukrainian: Sunflower) symbol of Ukrainian soil. Textured primitive shapes hand-crafted with the use of an ancient technique in FAINA's sustainable material ZTISTA.

The solar circular themes of SONIAH collection eliminate the excess, shine on the pristine. Available in a pallet of signature FAINA colors. 

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ZTISTA (Ukrainian: made-of-dough). Naive, sculptural design takes shape in chairs, tables, nightstands, consoles, lighting and more. Hand-crafted of FAINA’s signature sustainable material ZTISTA, which was designed to one day return to nature.

The living mass is applied to the frame by hand, layer by layer, giving the products a one-of-a-kind surface similar to the result of the Ukrainian technique — valkuvannya.

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Plyn (Ukrainian: fluidity) / a reflection on the nature of water. Primitive, organic shapes of upholstered furniture lay like coastal stones polished by wild waters. PLYN decor – portraits of water cast in glass. Free-blown vases uniquely guided by the nature of the material itself in the Ukrainian millenia-old art of gutnytstvo.

 “There’s something primal and natural in following the sun. By following the sun we follow the essence, our true selves” Victoria Yakusha, founder.

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SVITANOK / Ukrainian for “dawn” /

Dawn refers to the early hours of the morning when the sun is just beginning to rise above the horizon. It marks the transition from night to day. During dawn, the sky often displays a beautiful array of colors, such as shades of orange, yellow, pink, and blue, as the sun's rays scatter through the Earth's atmosphere. It is associated with a sense of renewal and hope as it heralds the start of a new day. 

“The Ukrainian sky has incredible power and potential. For us, each dawn is a symbol of a new life and a new possibility to change ourselves and this world for the better.” — comments Victoria.

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