Ukrainian Mavky in Paris. YALANZHI OBJECTS presented a light collection at an international exhibition

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The Ukrainian object design brand YALANZHI OBJECTS presented a new collection of minimalist Mavka pendant lamps at the prestigious Maison&Objet exhibition. It lasted from September 8 to 12 in Paris.

According to beliefs, seagulls are magical forest creatures. Beautiful girls with long green hair, similar to mermaids. These are the souls who wandered the mountains, planted flowers and danced under the moonlight.

"Inspired by folk myths, we took this image as a basis, focusing on two of its features. Our monkeys, like their ancient ancestors, are inextricably linked with the forest and gain magical powers at sunset — creating cozy lighting at night. The texture is similar to the bark of a tree, which gives pleasant tactile sensations," says the founder of the brand, artist and designer Yuliya Yalanzhi.



All items in the collection are hand-made from secondary raw materials of natural origin - recycled paper. 

The Mavka collection was presented at stand J24-K23, Hall 5A, Craft sector. She continued the vision of the YALANZHI OBJECTS brand — ecological design and the revival of authentic Ukrainian crafts. 

The company was founded in 2017 by Yulia Yalanzhi and her husband Yevhen Melnychenko. YALANZHI OBJECTS are objects on the border of art and design, the utilitarianism of which is due to the strength, lightness of the products and the possibility of transforming compositions thanks to their modular constructions. 


Maison&Objet is a large-scale French exhibition of interior design. It is held twice a year and is one of the three most important European events in the field of interior design.  

Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine, a partner of Crafting Europe from Ukraine, nominated graduates of the CBMS Craft School to participate in Maison&Objet.



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