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A designer creating a personal brand, specializing in studio glass.

She creates unique and everyday objects with subtle patterns that aim to bring the user closer to the material, feel it and experience it. She treats traditional techniques with a pinch of salt, draws from them, telling completely new stories. Objects are created in cooperation with craftspeople and glass centers in Poland and abroad. The designer’s overriding goal is to cultivate glass traditions, which is why she undertakes numerous research projects and experiments.

She is a graduate of, and currently also a teacher andresearcher at, the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She was a scholarship holder of the VSVU Academy in Bratislava and Technic University in Liberec. Her projects are presented at numerous international exhibitions and design festivals, including: Salone del Mobile Milano, Paris Design Week, London Design Festival, Łódź Design Festival, Helsinki Design Week, Istanbul Design Biennial, Biennale Design Saint-Étienne, Gdynia Design Days, Dutch Design Week.


Q: Tell us about the installation that you’ve created for Biotiful in PURO.

A: “Prządki” / 2019
Out of several threads inseparably connected with the city of Łódź, I’ve decided to take on the subject of the textile industry. I interpreted the local heritage. Local but with a strong influence. I chose the motif of the bobbin, as a symbol of a beginning and promise of what might arise from it. I designed a fleeting composition in which the transparency of the glass symbolizes the spirit of the past, and the diversity of structures shaped into skein forms illustrates the individual contribution of each of the countless spinners and weavers whose work once contributed to the city’s prosperity.


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