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Association Cattail Weaving

Terézia Eperjesi Józsefné with 20 female artisans

rmarta  giardini and gabor nagy

wendy andreu and gabor nagy

Pauline Thurn und Taxis  photography

Mark Glassner product photography

The magical transformation of table mats

Tápé was the centre of Hungarian cattail production. Every house was built to accommodate the one-year drying period of the stalks used for cattail weaving and the enormous looms. Time, however, brought massive change: the river was diverted, the surrounding wetlands disappeared, and the raw material is now imported from Transylvania. But a group of women wants to keep this traditional craft alive. They see it as part of their identity, and one they never want to lose.

Setting the foundations to not only keep a tradition alive but also bu- ild an income stream, one of co/rizom’s creative experts transformed generic merchandise (table mats and trivets) into a small collection of iconic lamps that are full of humor and wit. But most importantly, a radically different product range has been created: one that does not compete with inexpensive mass products in similar materials.

The collection ‘little monsters / scary beasts’ will be the local women’s group’s first international collection. It will be launched at 5vie / Salone del Mobile in June 2022 and distributed through Powered by People and co/rizom’s own distribution network.

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