Serhii Makhno — architect, designer, ceramist, and collector. He is the founder of Sergey Makhno Architects, a Kyiv-based studio of Ukrainian contemporary design, architecture, and ceramics. For already 17 years Serhii and his team have been dedicating their works to glorifying Ukrainian contemporary style to world recognition.
Sergey Makhno Architects is a member of the Society of British and International Interior Design, a participant of Salone del Mobile.Milano Euroluce 2019, winner of the Red Dot Design Award, and IDA Awards.
Serhii Makhno is fascinated by the Ukrainian ceramics, contemporary art, Japan and wabi-sabi philosophy.
Together with his wife Vlada, who is also engaged in interior design and art curating, they have three sons: Ivan, Hikaru, and Tadao.
About the Practice
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Sergey Makhno Architects
Studio of Ukrainian architecture, design, and ceramics.
Based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Working worldwide.
Since 2003, we have been creating projects intertwining Ukrainian traditions, world trends and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, the forces of nature, human talent and architectural mind.
We are fascinated by the power of the home and the powers within it — in our culture, the home is of significant value. We have completed over 600 projects in 21 countries and are ready to create something significant for you. Home for knowledge, culture, and innovations, for families and single people — offices, coworking spaces, museums and galleries, apartments and country houses.
We work with architecture, landscape design, interior design, and product design. The main task of our specialists — architects, designers, engineers, artists — is to create comfort that will become near and dear.
Serhii Makhno was one of the first to turn his work towards Ukrainian culture, at that time neglected and not interesting to anyone. It was a journey of 20 years starting with exploring, denying, and finally understanding and homecoming. Today, Ukrainian design is gaining popularity around the world.
You will always recognize our work by the stunning ceramic lamps we make by hand, by one person for another, in limited quantities. We respect a material world and a nonmaterial one. Both of which no longer require many things.
Sergey Makhno Architects is a member of the Society of British and International Interior Design, participants of Salone del Mobile.Milano Euroluce 2019.
Awarded with prestigious international awards, such as the Red Dot Design Award, The International Property Awards, The Architecture MasterPrize, IDA Awards, Restaurant&Bar Design. Every day there are at least two articles about us written in the trendiest design media in the world: ELLE Decoration, ArchDaily, Design Milk, Dezeen.