We search for innovative solutions for traditional woven objects. New patterns, forms, and uses really appeal to us. Polish basketry is characterised by a great abundance and diversity of materials: willow, straw, bulrush, or tree roots. They can be used in various ways to create modern functional or decorative products. We have already organised a series of design workshops in cooperation with the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. Young designers participated in the workshops concerning traditional weaving techniques using straw (“Źdźbło design” project), cattail, and willow and created absolutely novel objects.
In our work, we’re inspired by, among others, The New Basket Workshops from South Africa and Lupane Women’s Center from Zimbabwe – they sell African woven objects, combining tradition with design.
Contact us to organise a workshop like this for your institution or to take up the subject of basketry as a designer: firstname.lastname@example.org.