Welcome to kira-cph.com; A Danish design brand, a web shop and a concept store located in the heart of historic Copenhagen. The focal point is a passion for colors and shapes and a love of the Nordic design culture and the good craftsmanship.
Our own collections are designed in Denmark. When we produce, we collaborate with among other skilled weavers in Morocco and India. In addition to our own design, we carry a selection of handpicked Moroccan Berber carpets and other interior products for the home.
About Kira Wickstrøm Polack
Kira-cph.com is a lot more than a retail space. With owner Kira Wickstrøm Polack acting as driver and designer, it is a platform where commercial and artistic expressions meet and new concepts evolve.
Kira's background as an architect and an artist has paved the way for her particular approach and ability to combine a minimalistic expression with the use of strong colors. The interest in colors and local crafts traditions has led her to primarily Tunisia, Morocco and India – places that have become crucial to her company's identity and brand.
Kira has exhibited at renowned galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad and has received grants from the Danish Arts Foundation. Kira has also collaborated with Danish Fine Art Professor Poul Gernes in decorating the Copenhagen Post Terminal and Frederiksberg Hospital.
Traditional craftsmanship in modern design
The origin of the products is the key to our concept. We draw on the locals' expertise, and we are contributing to the continuation of their craft skills from generation to generation. At kira-cph.com we have a close and long-term cooperation with a weaving cooperative in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We deliver Kira’s unique design to the cooperative's Berber women, who then weave the products according to the old traditional weaving techniques.
The beautiful craft skills of the Berber women are on a level and of a quality that gives kira-cph.com a unique market position, and in turn contributes to preserving the cultural heritage of which the weaving tradition is a part.
It is important for us that the relationship between kira-cph.com and the Berber weavers should be mutually meaningful and valuably. This entails our contribution to the empowerment of women in the local community.
A key to our concept is the combination of local crafts traditions with Nordic simplicity, so as to achieve a unique and modern, yet still classic design expression. Our DNA is based on colorful design products combined with Nordic minimalism. In this cross field our concept of "colorful simplicity" has emerged. We wish to share our passion for color and aesthetics and to inspire using personality in interior decorating.
Custom madeWe are able to meet your specific wishes for special sizes and designs on carpets and runner rugs weaved in our women's cooperative in the Atlas Mountains. Write, call or drop by for options and prices.