Vako Darjania draws inspiration from his home country of Georgia. Raised in the capitol city Tbilisi he grew up surrounded in a culture with art and architecture that defines many historical periods. From art nouveau to classical to socialist architecture to traditional Georgian
Architecture. Having spent majority of his childhood in Tbilisi he still identifies himself very much with Georgian culture as it has played a major role in his personality and who he identifies himself as today even though he is lives far from home in Iowa City, Iowa where he has been living since 2001 and has his own studio Vako Design.