Posé Posê ‘The pair delighted in making an inventory of the waste material and set about giving the abandoned New Zealand wool a new lease of life’
Tufted rugs and cushions are the core of Posé Posê, a Copenhagen-based textile design studio established by Martyna Golik and Sisse Witek in 2018. The logo, designed by studio Oh Ja, makes use of 8 different diacritical signs, meaning there are endless combinations in the way the name can be written and pronounced.
Having first fallen for the tufting technique during their studies at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the designers approached a small rug factory in Poland, keen to find a way to access the equipment they needed to continue making rugs. In May 2018, they were able to spend a week at the factory, which not only increased their love of the spontaneous, hands-on process, but also brought them into contact with shelf upon shelf of leftover yarns, accumulated over three decades as a result of the precautionary practice of dyeing 30% more of every custom colour required for bespoke orders. The pair delighted in making an inventory of the waste material and set about giving the abandoned New Zealand wool a new lease of life.
Small batches of individual colours mean every rug is unique and the contrasting shades available have been treated as a boon. ‘We wanted to show that being sustainable can be bold,’ Golik says. A recent research trip into textile waste in Jaipur suggests Posé Posê may be serious waste saviours in the making. RM www.pose-pose.com
01 Uma rug, Posé Posê