Hey folks, here’s a little feature that’s sure to make you smile. These quirky creatures are called Bambaks and they are lovingly handmade in Gdańsk, Poland. Today I’ve assembled a selection of my personal favourites, and have the absolute pleasure of sharing a little peek into the creative mind of Bambaks designer, Aleksandra.
Aleksandra graduated of the Academy of Fine Arts and after working as fashion designer for few years, she fell pregnant with her second child and decided she needed to branch out on her own. She explains, “I decided to do something that would be very creative and enjoyable for me and started to design toys. I called them Bambaks – little guys with great personalities. Bambaks are mostly handmade and I exclusively use European fabrics. Since I have two kids I’m often inspired the cartoons that they enjoy, and my kids are my testers, of course. Sometimes when I’m not sure which design I should choose they help me to come up with the decision”.
Aleksandra has been making Bambaks for over four years now, and reports that it is never ever boring! She has created over 80 different designs of Bambaks, along with many other products, including cup coasters, games, bags and custom made Bambaks portraits. She says, “I have head full of ideas, I just wish I had another pairs of hands!”