Inspired by Polish Folk Tales: Plika Light by Pani Jurek

According to Polish folk tales and local customs, a bundled knot that’s tangled up at the ceiling holds evil spirits and this was the inspiration for designer Pani Jurek’s light called Plika. The Plika light is made of multicolored woven cords that hold the white ceramic lighting element. The cords can be braided, knotted, or tangled, depending on how you want the fixture to hang.


From the designer:

The form evokes Rasta dreadlocks but the name suggests an inspiration derived from old Polish customs and beliefs where Plica Polonica (Polish Plait) was one of the curiosities of the ancient Poland.



Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.