Victoria Yakusha continues to develop collections in the “new primitivism” trend. Soniah lamps, published under the Faina brand, are reminiscent of beloved Ukrainian sunflowers. A sconce, a floor lamp, and a pendant lamp of different heights and sizes are turned toward the viewer, like flowers towards the sun.
The textured whitewashed surface is made from wood shavings, straw, and recycled paper, a material Yakusha called ztista, or “made from dough.” It is an environmentally friendly material that is very flexible and offers many possibilities, it can be molded into almost any shape. Its recipe refers to the traditional Ukrainian mud-brick houses with lime.
“For me, new primitivism is about showing what you see through design without interpretation or allegory. It’s a bit naive, but very honest and sincere,” says the designer. — The new primitivism brings us back to our roots and natural state. With all the technological possibilities of the modern world, we prefer to be simple and see beauty in simple forms and materials, to express a strong connection with the earth and the living world around us.”
The Soniah line is part of the wider Follow the Sun collection, which includes a light ash wood bench and coffee table.