In the beautiful setting of the Aiayu Market, we are proud to introduce the ‘Aiayu Creatives’ project. As a dedication to the beauty of natural fibers, we invited a small cohort of creative people we admire to each interpret the story behind one of our natural materials: eri silk, llama, and sartuul wool.
Launching during 3daysofdesign, the project’s exhibition is an impressive showcase of our responsible materials through artistry and craftsmanship – both disciplines that we care deeply about, and want to provide a platform for.
The exhibition takes you through three very different interpretations of our materials. By expertly merging their own crafts and backgrounds with our universe, the creatives take the observer through a process that is both tactile, vivid, and moving. Read more about the individual works below.
About the Space
In a world fascinated with the new, the Aiayu Market is dedicated to celebrating what is already here. Get your favorite aiayu items repaired at our repair workstation, learn how to best take care of your clothes, or shop our samples and archive pieces.
The Aiayu Market is a space where we invite you to explore and be inspired through exhibitions, talks, and happenings – all with sustainability on the agenda.
Århusgade 145, 2150 Nordhavn
Aiayu Eri Silk by Atelier Axo
Flags of Samia Ricini
Atelier Axo is a cross-disciplinary design and architecture studio founded by Rose Hermansen and Caroline Sillesen. Their final piece is called Flags of Samia Ricini: a spacious installation that takes the observer through the creation of peace silk.
The installation consists of four sets of caster plastings and flags. Each casting represents a separate stage of the silk-making process and is placed on pedestals of sturdy oak wood, making for a tactile experience. Waving above each casting is a soft, flowy silk flag, representing the finished silk product.
Aiayu Llama by Wilma Nawara
The Herd Vases
Wilma Nawara is a Copenhagen based ceramicist originally from the Netherlands. Wilma interpreted Aiayu’s llama wool, materializing it into an installation of vases representing a herd of llamas.
Inspired by graceful llamas roaming free in the Bolivian highlands, the Herd Vases are made of different stoneware and stoneware blends. This to create a range of colours showcasing the natural and raw look of the clay, representing the diverse beauty of the llama’s natural shades.
Sartuul Wool by Sia Hurtigkarl Degel
The Green Gold Baskets
Sia Hurtigkarl Degel is a Copenhagen based designer with an MA in design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and a BA from Eindhoven Design Academy (NL). For this project, Sia chose to interpret sartuul wool, materializing Aiayu’s collaboration with the Green Gold Project in Mongolia.
‘The Green Gold Baskets’ visually depict the Green Gold Project’s positive impact on the grasslands in Mongolia, symbolized through the basket’s ombre transformation from yellow to green.