Yakusha Design is a design studio in Kiev led by Victoria Yakusha. In July we also wrote about a project by the Ukrainian designer called Green Hill House so we do not doubt her talent. With its monochrome design, Groomer is another project that caught our attention. The design is a sand-coloured, minimalistic interior of a dog grooming salon.
Yakusha Design was founded in 2006 and has since grown into an international phenomenon. They mainly focus on interior design that brings 'life' and allows imperfections. One of their latest projects called Groomer is a grooming salon in an elegant neighbourhood in Kiev. Monochrome sand colours are the main shades of the design, making it look as if there is a sepia filter over the interior. The designers divided the space into three zones: a grooming area, a large salon and a bathroom.
Their style is characterised by the use of organic shapes and artisanal production.
The style of the Ukrainian studio is characterised by the use of organic shapes and artisanal production. The interior combines round shapes with straight lines. Materials such as light-coloured wood for the furniture, a quartzite stone floor and ceramic objects fill the large space. These ceramic objects are part of the furniture brand FAINA by Yakusha Design. The organic shape of the benches, the round mirror and lamps soften the horizontality of the building. Commenting on the project, Victoria Yakusha, Groomer's chief designer, said: ‘The main challenge of this project was to create not just “another grooming salon” in our city, but a space for socialising for the pet’s owners, while they are waiting for their furry friends.’ The large salon invites you to sit down and have a coffee. Yakusha transforms the experience of having to go to the groomer into a social affair, something nice, rather than a tedious task. This is also due to the beautiful interior that resembles a high-end beauty salon. At Groomer, going to the dog salon is a stylish and unique experience. A big fan of this design studio just like us? Then keep an eye out for the December issue of Imagicasa in which we will talk about FAINA House, a recent realisation in Brussels, Belgium.
Images courtesy of Yakusha Design