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Sergey Makhno Mixes Japanese and Ukrainian Influences

 - Jun 7, 2018
References: mahno.ua & dezeen
For the homey interior design of this Kiev-based duplex apartment, Sergey Makhno offers an unconventional mixture of two radically different cultures. With an aim to create an agreeable relationship between "Japanese minimalism and Ukrainian aesthetics," the creative designed the 175-square-meter space to be welcoming and comfortable.

For one, Sergey Makhno utilized wabi-sabi in the curation of the homey interior design—this is a Japanese philosophy that is "derived from Buddhist teachings that accept transience and imperfection," ultimately celebrating the natural and the unprocessed.

Sergey Makhno also pays tribute to his heritage and culture through the incorporation of subtle references to Ukranian themes. An example of that is the collection of Cucuteni-Trypillian ceramics.

Photo Credits: Andrey Avdeenko