MANUBA - GDD Collection is a series of products created especially for the Gdynia Design Days festival. Each product is the fruit of a designer's collaboration with a craftsman. Apart from the final effect the exchange of experiences between the designer who comes up with a new design idea and a master craftsman is also important.
The first series of MANUBA products was launched in 2016 in the 9th edition of Gdynia Design Days under the curatorial supervision of Paulina and Jacek Ryń. more information
This year's edition continues the idea of recovering the forgotten crafts, launched last year. Referring to the festival's theme, the 2017 collection is inspired by the landscape of a beach after a storm. When the strong wind rises the waves and turns the tides the sea washes its wealth ashore and in the calm which comes after the storm patterns of sandprints are revealed.
This year we have invited three designers: Stanisław Czarnocki, Natasza Grześkiewicz and Karolina Navus-Wysocka, who had seen the magic created by the storm and combined it with traditional techniques of artistic smithery, upholstery and bee wax craftsmanship. Thanks to their cooperation with craft workshops, every participant of the Gdynia Design Days Festival will be able to take a piece of the Baltic coast back home.
The MANUBA products will be available for sale at GDD2017. More information about the products coming soon.
MANUBA 2017 curator: Alicja Wianecka