Woolendorf – pillows and table runner
MANUBA collection GDD 2016
Woolendorf – Tablecloth and Pillows
Linen fibers, cotton-linen. Hand-woven
A diamond pattern was the basis for the design of the pillows and the tablecloth. The pattern has been successfully used for many centuries in weaving, with various color combinations. In this case, the design has been selected in such a manner as to complement the interior. The warp is made out of flax fiber, which in contrast to other materials does not degrade with successive washes – on the contrary it becomes softer and more pleasant to the touch. The fabrics are hand-made on a four-harness loom. The pillows are filled with a mix of goose and duck feathers.
Paulina Ryń, Woolendorf
She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Gdańsk University of Technology. Since 2008, together with Jacek Ryń she cocreates the Grupa Projektowa Razy2. She has designed and personally creates the Cocoon lamps shown and sold in many European countries. In 2014, together with Jacek Ryń she was the curator and the designer of the exhibition "Smak Przedmiotu" (“Taste of an object”) presenting the achievements of Pomeranian designers.
She is the creator of the Woolendorf brand. To learn more about the specifics of producing fabrics she had studied manual spinning in the Kashubian region under the guidance of Elżbieta Reglińska.
She is passionate about weaving and historical reconstruction of the Middle Ages. She keeps the forgotten methods of weaving and spinning alive. She uses natural materials while doing so. She reconstructs fabrics on the basis of their fragments. On her blog she promotes and sustains the knowledge about traditional weaving. She weaves on a four-harness loom and is a citizen of Gdynia.