4 - 11 July 2020

MANUBA - GDD collection


The fifth and unique edition of the MANUBA project is a continuation of the idea of crafts recovery in Pomerania. As part of the latest collection, a series of limited products was created, which were inspired by the current situation in the world.

Experience of isolation has shown that we should be more concerned about our own well-being. That's why MANUBA 2020 encourages you to pay more attention to your body. This idea is the result of cooperation between Agata Nowak, Kamila Niedzwiedzka and Dominika Kulczyńska and Mateusz Peringer from Zakwas Studio, who were invited to create this year's collection.

They designed and made all products in the studios of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. The designers used their craft skills and experience in working with ceramics and fabric. The result of their cooperation is a limited collection of three products that fall under the "selfcare" trend. Each of them was made in 25 copies based on manual production, traditional techniques and natural materials.

All products will be available for purchase online at the Manuba store, which will be created especially for this year's edition of the Gdynia Design Days festival. 

The MANUBA GDD collection is a short series of products that is expanding every year with new products made especially for the needs of the festival. Agata Nowak is the curator of this year's edition.


  • degree in product and furniture design from De Montfort University in Leicester, Great Britain. She also completed Master’s studies in furniture design at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań.

    full bio

  • Zakwas Studio is a project executed by Spółdzielnia Socjalna Zakwas, which was launched in 2018 by two designers, Dominika Kulczyńska and Mateusz Peringer. Zakwas is a ceramic workshop, sewing room and designing studio which focuses on plastics reuse. The studio executes individual and business projects, textile related orders and tableware for restaurants. It also aims at educational activities in the field of ecology, as well as activization and reintegration of people threatened by professional exclusion.

    full bio

  • She is a designer, a graduate of the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She has been working in the clothing industry and cooperating with Nikodem Szpunar for a few years now. Together with Nikodem, they implement furniture designs, exhibitions projects, as well as objects from the borderland of art. They are the winners of several contests, amongst others, Make Me! and IFDA Asahikawa, Japan.

    full bio