The ZTISTA Organic Furniture Collection

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Sustainable furniture inspired by an ancient crafting technique.

Introduced at the “Circular Materialists” exhibition during DDW 2019 in Eindhoven, the ZTISTA line offers a fresh twist on eco furniture design. Created by Ukrainian artist and designer Victoria Yakusha, founder of the FAINA Design brand, the collection explores both the beauty of imperfection and sustainable production methods. At the same time, the range also draws inspiration from an ancient sculpting and modeling technique. ZTISTA means “made of dough” in Ukrainian and refers to the organic build of each product. Designed with a naïve aesthetic that references ancient objects, the line includes chairs, stools, tables, and a bench. A mirror and a compact nightstand complete the line.

All of the products have a recycled metal frame covered with an ecological primer that protects the steel from corrosion. Artisans then apply a mixture of recycled paper, wood chips, clay, straw, and linen by hand. This mixture references the old “valkuvannia” technique used in ancient times to coat solid surfaces with a blend of organic materials. A biopolymer made from corn starch covers the finished products to ensure their durability and quality. Handmade by artisans, the collection displays markings, uneven surfaces, and one-of-a-kind textures that enhance its organic charm further. The products are available in various colors as well as in different sizes, offering plenty of mix-and-match options. Photographs© FAINA Design.

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