The Kiev office and showroom for architectural workshop Sergey Makhno combines concrete, stone, glass, copper, bronze, and various species of wood in a 200 square meter showroom and “home-and-work place”.
“I had an idea to create a space that could inspire not only my team but also our clientele. We want our guests to take on a challenge facing brave and bold experiments”, says principal Sergey Makhno.
Works by Ukrainian sculptors and artists, including bass-reliefs and unique statues, create a special mood in the minimalist workshop. A 4-metre high ceiling, “the author’s décor and furnishings are united to complete more than just an office but an original showroom of Ukrainian design and art.”
“An important element in the workshop is a rich collection of Ukrainian zoomorphic ceramics that integrates harmoniously with the laconic concrete walls and bright Marc Newson Auflet chairs. A bright spot on the stern and cold concrete wall is a lively green hedge – Epipremnum, the tropical plant brought into Ukraine from Holland.”
Total area: 200 sq. m
Realized in 2013/2014
Architects: Sergey Makhno and Illya Tovstonog
Pictures by artist Oleg Tistol
Sculptors: Nazar Bilyk, Dmitriy Grek, Sergey Redko, Yuriy Musatov