Yikya is a company that explores the potential of handcrafted textiles, celebrating their connection to the places in which they are made. We revisit low impact, old craft methods with a contemporary design approach. A series of textiles hand woven in baby alpaca wool in northern Peru. The wool is worked by hand, producing an animated surface that evokes the grain of the natural landscape. Yikya engages with remote weaving communities to promote the continuity of their craft and the use of local fibres.
Adam is a designer and maker who works in the fields of architecture, furniture and ceramics, both as a founding member of the collective Assemble and as an individual practitioner. At Assemble he has worked on projects across a wide range of scales, from the production of ceramic tableware, to the construction of a temporary cinema to, most recently, the design of a new public art gallery for Goldsmiths University.