Project located in a historic building in Kiev, the new showroom of Ukrainian womenswear brand Litkovskaya has been designed by local interior design practice Studio Yura Khlop as a reflection of the brand’s minimalist philosophy, urban vibe and androgynous aesthetic. Taking over the entire fourth floor of the elegant early 20th century building on Turgenivska Street, the new premises include Litkovskaya’s head office, a sewing workshop, and a large exhibition and retail space. Eclectically combining the refined elegance of French classicism and European modernism with the austere functionalism of industrial design, designer Yura Khlop has created a haven of understated finesse and luxurious craftsmanship that embodies Litkovskaya’s laconic sophistication.
For the showroom’s interior design, Khlop was inspired by the brand’s androgynous looks to harmoniously bring together two contrasting aesthetics. While the decorative wall mouldings, velvet upholstery and sleek brass sconces evoke the elegance of classic Parisian interiors, the polished epoxy resin floors, metallic displays, and exposed, black-painted ceiling beams inject an industrial vibe. But what makes these elements work so well together is the designer’s minimalist approach and his attention to detail. From the plaster mouldings which Khlop has hand-drawn and bespoke radiator covers, to the mirrored coat rack and custom made brass wall lights, the showroom is a symphony of exquisite detailing and craftsmanship.
The showroom’s eclectic aesthetic extends to the modernist furniture selection, mostly bought at Italian flea markets, whose vibrant blue hues boldly complement the dominant black and white colour palette, fittingly echoing Litkovskaya’s recent runways where subdued black and white outfits were intermingled with hot pinks, baby blues and gold.
Litkovskaya Showroom by Studio Yura Khlop
Yura Khlop designed the showroom project for the famous Ukrainian fashion brand Litkovskaya. The interior is an eclectic mix of classic French style, industrial and modernism The showroom is located in the old part of Kiev at Turgenivska Street on the 4th floor of an ancient building. You can reach the showroom by elevator and the stairs through the French-style cafe Charlotte. The showroom houses the main office, sewing workshop and an exhibition and retail space. The 261sq.m zoning is located on the entire 4th floor of the building. All gypsum elements were hand-drawn by Yura. Also, brass wall lamps were created for the showroom. The floor were made from polished epoxy resin. Furniture bought at a flea market in Italy. Chairs and a small table by Josef Hoffmann bring a dash of Viennese Modernism.