From Berlin, Germany
Founded in 2017
Polyploid was founded by German designer, Isolde Auguste Richly in 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The word polyploid is a scientific term that references replication. The collection presents a series of patterns that are multiplied into three different categories: A, B and C. Each silhouette showcases three selected fabrics: A, B, and C. In category A, all shapes are realized in white calico – a fabric that represents the foundation of tailoring. It simplifies the product to its most basic expression. In categories B and C, different materials are used, which convert the basic form of A into new concepts, functionalities and feelings. Each pattern is reproduced in six colours. In A, one colour, off white. In b, two colours, and in C, three colours.
Behind Richly’s design process lies the two countries where production is located. Items that use raw materials sourced in Europe are produced in Germany, whilst those that use textiles sourced in Japan are manufactured there. Basing production across these two regions allows Richly to carefully select the perfect fabrics and manufacturing processes for her collections.