A Peek Inside FILD’s Minimalist Kiev Office
FILD, a popular Ukrainian design studio that specializes in objects design industry and creates interior projects, recently moved into a new office, located in the downtown of Kiev, Ukraine.
“Located in Kiev city center, its grey facade contrasting the bright yellow entrance door attracts attention. FILD’s new location combines a showroom with the complete display of products, an office-conference room and a manufacturing workshop. “We had been dreaming about and planning our own creative work space for a long time, and it is still hard to believe that we finally managed to find the right place with all the benefits,” says Kateryna Vakhrameyeva. The building was erected in 1917 and we greatly appreciate its historical value, especially taking into consideration that the closest neighboring building is the museum of Prominent Ukrainian Personalities. FILD space is divided into 4 practical zones: a showroom, an office, a workshop, and a kitchen. About 50 year ago, our showroom area was a boiler room. The kitchen, already part of the street, was basically an escape exit, and the office functioned as three tiny communal flats from the Soviet Union times. So it will be no exaggeration to say that we converted a multi complex facility into one solid, practical, minimalistic design space. In general, the interior design of the space is in recognizable “FILD” style: clean, uncluttered, airy, welcoming and user-friendly. The color palette reflects the company’s branding identity. The floor, the ceiling, the lights, and some furniture items are all assembled in monochromic grey and a few bright yellow accents, like a shelving unit, for example, which is the centerpiece of the room. The shelving unit is used not only for its primary purpose, but also as a hidden sliding door. All the furniture, lights, entrance door, showroom set, and kitchen are custom made and designed by FILD. The visible line of exposed 100 year-old bricks brings a subtle “historical imperfection” into the whole modern interior project”, says FILD
- Location: Kiev, Ukraine
- Date completed: November 2016
- Size: 1,453 square feet
- Design: in-house, Dan Vakhrameyev
- Photos: Andrey Bezuglov