Trówła became a pretext for a meeting of designers with Beskid craftsmen, folk artists, artists and regionalists. At the workshop „Dizajn u Źródeł.” We had the opportunity to get to know the region of Cieszyn, its history and tradition, as well as try different woodworking techniques.
In my project I focused mainly on the symbolism of the Case. For me it is the link between the generations, the female treasure of the most valuable objects, the carrier of the world and memory. It connects mother and daughter. It symbolizes the transition into adulthood, the end or beginning of a stage. That is why the design is based strictly on modularity, which allows the division of furniture between generations. I have defragmented the traditional ornament and placed the patterns inside each module to emphasize the intimate, personal character of the object. The whole object is combined with colorful, intertwined strings referring to typical activities such as crocheting –  the tradition that once strongly linked mothers and daughters.

Our visual cultural history predisposes us to instantly recognize patterns and ornaments. All that is required is a small place, a fragment, for us to be taken back to our childhood or for our minds to drift away to a place we have not visited for a long time. These stories and personal associations make traditional decor - things we have seen before - 
a congenial material to work with far designers who wants to tell new stories. Using fragments of patterns in surprising ways. Tradition and innovation meet. At the same time, these objects pay tribute to their historical predecessors, and can shed new light on forgotten craft techniques and patterns.
Project: Klaudia Kasprzak
Workshops: Dizajn u źródeł by Zamek Cieszyn 


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