Figurki (Figures), designed by Mieczysław Naruszewicz, 1957, illustration by Agata Dudek, photo: press materials
One hundred years – one hundred Polish designs. The ABCs of Polish Design exhibition in Budapest will present some of the most important Polish designs of the past century from 28th September to 12th November 2017.
It's not easy to show one hundred years of Polish design in just one hundred objects. Which ones were really the most important? The most intriguing? How does one choose? How does one show more than just the iconic designs that everyone knows?
At the Budapest Design Week, The ABCs of Polish Design exhibition will present the best of Polish product design – furniture, ceramics and glassware – and more: typography, toys, sporting equipment and even sweets! Contemporary design will be presented alongside classic designs and everyday favourites. The exhibition is a journey through the history of Polish design: the pieces are presented in chronological order.
The exhibition will also present interpretations of these design icons – twenty-five contemporary Polish illustrators and graphic designers were asked to share their visual interpretations of the pieces on display. Moreover, the exhibition will also share the stories behind each of the designs: find out about the designers, their inspirations and their creative process.
Jacek Ambrożewski, Edgar Bąk, Maciek Blaźniak, Katarzyna Bogucka, Ada Buchholc, Iwona Chmielewska, Robert Czajka, Agata Dudek, Emilia Dziubak, Małgorzata Gurowska, Monika Hanulak, Marta Ignerska, Tymek Jezierski, Paweł Jońca, Agata Królak, Grażka Lange, Patryk Mogilnicki, Piotr Młodożeniec, Ania Niemierko, Ola Niepsuj, Marianna Oklejak, Paweł Pawlak, Dawid Ryski, Marianna Sztyma
Curated by: Ewa Solarz
The exhibition is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl, as part of its programme promoting Polish design around the globe. The project is being implemented within the framework of the Multiannual POLAND 100 Programme for the years 2017-2021.
Source: promotional materials, compiled by MKD, translated by NR, Sep 2017
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