Origins Exploration is a reaction to our globalized cultural identity and fast-paced forms of production and consumption. The pandemic accelerated this reaction as social distancing and travel restrictions drove people to turn their attention to local cultures and communities. From designers to consumers, we see a growing appreciation of heritage – ancient crafts, materials and skills – as a way to enjoy roots and collective memories and find authenticity, a sense of belonging and treasures from the past. It is a call to look back and deeper into our origins – reclaiming our heritage, ancestors’ habits and artistry, expressing our creativity and restoring the forgotten human touches. Old artifacts and design pieces handled by different generations and carried throughout time bring meaning to spaces and our lives. Origins Exploration is about digging back into the past, rediscovering ancient traditions and encountering new practices in design.