Polish designer Karolina Merska Participates in Bengaluru By Design’18 Festival

The Polish Institute New Delhi is pleased to present Karolina Merska – a contemporary designer and pajaki-maker – at the Bengaluru by Design festival. Karolina will present a talk, conduct a workshop, showcase an installation, as well as exhibit her designer jewelry as part of the festival. Here is the schedule:

23rd November 2018
Karolina Merska’s Talk at the IDF – India Design Forum – the largest design conference in the country
Time: 10.30 AM onward
Venue: UB City Amphitheatre, Vijay Mallya Road, Bengaluru

24th November 2018
Karolina Merska’s Pajoke workshop
Time: 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM
Venue: We Work Galaxy, Residency Road, Bengaluru – 25

23rd-24th November 2018
Karolina Merska’s jewelry on exhibit at the ‘Museum Of Everything’
Time: 10.30 AM onward; Venue: Kafnu, Ground Floor, The Residency, 133/1 Residency Road, Bengaluru

23rd November 2018-2nd December 2018
Installation by Karolina Merska
Time: 10.30 AM onward
Venue: UB City, Vijay Mallya Road, Bengaluru

Karolina Merska is a pajaki-maker living in London. Pajaki (pronounced: pah-yonk-ee; it means “spiders” in Polish language) are traditional Polish chandeliers made from rye straw and paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century. Made by country-women as decorations for their homes, especially for Christmas, Easter, as well as for weddings and christenings. Suspended from a ceiling in a main room, amongst colourful paper cut-outs, paintings and paper flowers they became a popular decoration in polish village houses. They were a symbol of harvest and happiness in New Year. Today, the tradition is on the verge of getting forgotten. Karolina keeps pajaki tradition alive. Her work has been featured in the World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, Elle Decor Italia, Harpers Bazaar, The Telegraph, Time Out and many more reputed magazines.