The Bommel collection by MYK is entirely crafted by hand. Several hundred wool threads are bundled, rolled, tied and cut to be made into pom poms of various sizes, and each piece of the collection is made of up to 1300 of such woolen balls. The amount calls for about 45 kilos of wool for a single furniture object!
MYK was set up in 2009 by the academically qualified fashion designer Myra Klose. She studied fashion design at Trier and Madrid universities ( 1992 – 1996 ) and has since been working professionally in Austria and Germany.
Sit on them and they hug you, stand up and they spring back to their original form. These cute poufs have a striking light/dark texture that remind you of knitting. It is, however, a woven cover! Three dimensional stretch fabrics are in fact the specialty of Aleksandra Gaca. For this cover she chose a caress-soft option in high-quality Kid Mohair, mixed with top quality merino wool. The poufs and matching throws are available in 12 tints, naturals as well as distinctive fashionable shades. Tip: all the colours co-ordinate perfectly with the Carpet Collection from the Belgian manufacturer, Casalis. Choose between two sizes: Slumber small and Slumber large.
About Aleksandra Gaca
Textile designer, Aleksandra Gaca (*1969) studied the visual arts at high school in her hometown of Lodz in Poland. She subsequently studied in the department of Textiles and Fashion at the Haagse Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (the Royal Institute for Fine Arts in The Hague). She has won many international prizes for her experimental work in textile design. Aleksandra Gaca lives and works as an independent textile designer in Delft, The Netherlands.
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