The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn

London Design Biennale
The Ukrainian pavilion at the London Design Biennale is called “The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn.” These words combine two key messages from the Ukrainian design community.
Firstly, we would like to show that during times of crisis in Ukraine, designers have learned to skillfully create objects and spaces focused on functionality and the rational use of available materials. We are ready to combine our current knowledge with progressive thinking from around the world, while respecting the planet’s resources. With that being said, we emphasize that we actively seek future collaborations with the peaceful world to unite our creative potentials.
Meanwhile, we would like to remind everyone that our country is rich in natural resources, cultural heritage, and has a creative and progressive community that bravely withstands attempts to destroy our cities and industries. Even in bomb shelters and without electricity, we continue to deliver our products with the highest quality and remain a part of the progressive world.



designer: S. Hotvianskyi