I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed recent design trends turning more and more often towards folklore and native craftsmanship traditions. We all begin to honour the beauty of folk patterns, embroidery and handmade lace from all over the world. Traditional craft is a box full of trasure!
New Folk furniture collection designed by Anna Stępkowska is one of the first signs of awakening fascination with polish cultural heritage. Not only the form of individual furniture pieces but also all the decorative elements were inspired by motifs from polish regional craft.
The collection was accompanied by unique art project: a photography series "Borders". Both authors, a photographer Piotr Sikora and an artist Piotr Bondarczyk live and work in New York. And both, of course, are Polish. The idea was conceived by multi-talented Piotr Bondarczyk, a painter, graphic designer, photographer, actor and stylist. The series tell a story about opening Polish society, once closed and homogeneous, now growing from cross-cultural interaction. Beautifully photographed by Piotr Sikora, the intriguing portraits of foreigners in national Polish folk costumes symbolize the unity between the past and the future.