Inspired by the soft yet powerful force of water, founder Victoria Yakusha of FAINA designed the PLYN sofa to bring a natural calmness to the spaces in which it sits. PLYN, which means fluidity in Ukrainian, is reminiscent of coastal stones that are formed and naturally polished by water. The PLYN soft range also includes a bed, small sofa, armchair and bench.
When speaking about the inspiration behind PLYN, Yakusha notes:
I started thinking about acceptance and fluidity after the pandemic when we all felt on our own skin that we couldn’t affect some things. In today’s world, acceptance is often equated with weakness, vulnerability. But it has its own, hidden power. Water moves stones with its softness.
In presenting PLYN to the world, Yakusha also created an art series of photos depicting the parallel between the PLYN sofa and a human; both are consonant in their fluid lines while keeping the soft power inside. She expands:
We have to learn from Water. Flexible and accepting, it changes the forms, but never lose its essence. Accepting the outer world and interacting with it, we’ll reveal our own soft power.
For more information on PLYN, visit yakusha.design.