Studio Sarmīte is a materials design and research studio. Led by Latvian designer Sarmīte Poļakova, the studio work focuses on transforming industry waste and various by-products into new closed-loop concepts. Material and product lifecycles take a central role within the designer’s work resulting in unique concepts that emphasize circularity over plain longevity.
The studio’s design practice consists of hands-on experimental research with the manipulation of existing designing and production methods. This playful approach leads to surprising findings that also question our existing ways of producing, consuming and discarding.
Studio Sarmīte materials and processes are used in their own bespoke works as well as client work constantly exploring the relation between material, art, science and design. Previous clients include Adidas, Universal Design Studio, Hirsch, Vitra, Levi’s, and further.