Maria Witecka, owner of the Grupa Projektowa architectural design group and Magdalena Jonas-Poławska, a graphic designer and artistic director of the Warsaw Voice, and a member of the Artrepublica graphic design studio. Their Sensenia Bedding & Plaids collection was awarded in Must Have competition in 2013 at International Lódź Design Festival as one of the most interesting products by Polish designers or manufacturers.
The linen used for the production of these sheets and blankets is specially softened, so it is nice and soft to the touch. Bedding was designed in natural colors: snow white, natural flax, coffee, and dark ink. They can be freely mixed together in order to create different compositions.
So far, the designers have created two collections of bed linen: Sensenia Eastside Collection – with pillowcases and duvet cases tied with straps and Sensenia Westside Collection, where the duvet cover and asymmetrical pillowcases have buttons made of original mother of pearl. The colour of the buttons matches the different shades of fabric used. According to the designers, the buttons are like "discreet jewelery added to the luxurious bedding".
Sensenia produces also tablecloths, blankets, rugs, comforters, and quilted bedspreads, which can be used as a duvet or a blanket. All Sensenia products are hand sewn from from 100 percent linen, which should be washed at 30-40 °C. With each washing, it becomes even softer without losing its quality. There are even more advantages to this fabric - linen is antibacterial, breathable, hypoallergic, and does not create static. Of all fabrics, it has the highest rate of moisture absorption. This means that even if it absorbs up to 20 percent of its weight in water, it still feels dry. Moreover, the fibres of the fabric are completely biodegradable and do not contain heavy metals.
Bedding is also available in two mini versions for children made in a light beige color - forget about pink and forget about blue.
The official website: http://www.sensenia.com/
Author: Katarzyna Zacharska, June 2014, transl. GS, 17.06.2014Katarzyna Zacharska