Plika Light Story
The Plika Light is made from a bunch of coloured fibres mounted in a white ceramic elements. The form suggests an inspiration derived from old Polish customs and beliefs where Plica Polonica (Polish Plait) was one of the curiosities of the ancient Poland. For centuries, Polish folkloric traditions believed that evil spirits could slip into homes through chinks in the walls. The only solution was to trap the spirits in knots hung from the ceiling: Plika. Warsaw-based designer Magda Jurek’s Plika Light Hanging Lamp carries on the tradition, keeping homes bright and happy with a colourful tangle of rope and light.
The Plika Light can be knotted, braided or hung straight down, spreading light and colour through a sleek ceramic socket. Wherever the Plika Light hangs, it keeps the darkness at bay, letting homes bask in the lamp’s cosy glow.
As with other Pani Jurek designs, the lighting fixture of the Plika Light allows the user to interact with it. A Plika light can be easily braided, knotted and tangled to achieve varying effects.
The Plika Light is available in three colors: Red, blue and yellow.
Brand & Designer
Pani Jurek was founded by Magda Jurek, artist and designer. She graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and brings a conceptual approach to her work with the aim of creating products which are not obvious and not standard. She designs products which you can changed and rearranged together with spaces and which also awaken your own creativity.
She credits her design approach in part to growing up in Polish prefabricated apartment blocks during the nineteen eighties. Within limited spaces, products needed to be compact and also multi-functional. She is also an advocate sustainability. With items which can be used in multiple ways, you can limit your purchasing needs. Pani Jurek is also co-founder of the Association “Based in Warsaw” which was set up to achieve social design as well as design for public areas.