The philosophy of Sivak+Partners cannot be called purely minimalist. Rather, their motto follows principles such as 'less is more' and 'every object is important'. In this way, they create spaces that comply with contemporary comfort and contribute to a better way of life, but are also a visual delight to the eye.
Sivak+Partners, founded by Dmitriy Sivak, does both commercial and residential projects and designs furniture and decorative elements as well. Most of their activities take place in Kiev and Odessa (where they always have an office), but outside Ukraine they have also been able to prove their worth. Minimal but thoughtful spaces are their absolute strength.
Contemporary comfort and a visual delight to the eye.
For this project in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the owner stipulated that it should not be too minimalistic. The two-bedroom apartment of over 100 square meters is located in the historic city centre. Some of the original elements such as the floor and the fireplace still had their original charm and so it was necessary to look for an interior design that could be a stylish addition. Dmitriy Sivak admits that this was one of the most complex and unusual projects for his architecture and design studio.
In the end, the team came up with a mid-century interpretation of the apartment. In this way they were able to match the more classic elements with the contemporary comfort desired by the client.
An overarching atmosphere of luxury and refinement.
What we definitely want to put in the spotlight is the lighting used in this project. Each room was provided with at least one unique and/or extremely striking piece. These include modern creations by brands and designers such as CTO Lighting, Jason Miller and Porta Romana, as well as vintage designs from the 40s to 70s. However, it is difficult to determine the exact year of much of the design and furniture in this apartment. Herein lies the strength of the project: everything feels like a whole, creating an overarching atmosphere of luxury and refinement. Photography: Andrey Avdeenko