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An exhibition of Polish design, POLISH JOB, opens at Ventura Lambrate during one of the world’s leading design fairs - the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

POLISH JOB is intended to introduce the international audience to contemporary Polish design based on local traditions, respect for the past and bold, forward-looking, innovative solutions. The curators of the project are the Łódź Design Festival and Magda Kochanowska.

The objects presented at the exhibition represent three complementary strands. One is LOCALITY: design growing out of local traditions defined by available materials, such as flax, wood and coal. The strand LOCALITY includes art pieces created by Emilia Pyza, Rygalik Studio, Kosmos Project, Beza Project, Maria Witecka, Magda Jonas-Poławska, Kaja Nosal, Bogna Polańska, and Roma Skuza.

The strand NOSTALGIA features objects which neatly allude to Social Realism and process selected elements of the culture of that era in a smart dialogue with the past. Adam Tomaszewski, Romet Team, Roman Modzelewski, Piotr Kuchciński, Ćmielów Design Studio, and Dawid Ryski will present their work.

INNOVATION showcases solutions which implement state-of-the-art technology and global trends. Designers Bartek Mejor, Piotr Chuchla, Nonegrupa, Halina Kamińska, Jakub Koźniewski, Piotr Barszczewski and Krzysztof Goliński will be presented in this section.

The first two strands capture the specificity of Polish design and its distinctness by reaching back into the past. The third strand puts Polish design in an international context and relates to new technologies: it reveals the fascinating area of exploration where Polish designers touch on the same issues and speak the same language as the world’s leading designers.

The POLISH JOB exhibition is accompanied by workshops. Visitors can also print out miniatures of selected exhibits on a 3D printer.

POLISH JOB during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April 2014 is a continuation of projects from previous years. The exhibition concept emerged from an international jury (including Zuzanna Skalska, Will Sorrell, Michał Stefanowski) in a competition organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in January 2014. The exhibition in Milan is organised by

Source: organizators materials, ed. NZ., translated: Katarzyna Maksimiuk, 20.03.2014

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