Originally from Poland, Karolina Merska moved to the UK in 2007 shortly after obtaining an MA in History of Art at the Jagiellonian University Krakow in Poland. Inspired by Polish folk art, she started making Pająki chandeliers in 2015.
Her work has been published worldwide, including Channel 4, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, Elle Deco Italia, The Telegraph, Time Out, Harpers Bazaar and many more. Exhibitions include London Design Festival 2016, 2017, Ace Hotel London 2016, Brussels Design September 2017, Łódź Design Festival 2017 and Copenhagen 2017.
She loves sharing her knowledge and teaching Pajaki craft, running workshops in her studio in East London and worldwide.