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Polish Thursday Dinner with Donald Borkowski, photo: Sonni Holmstedt

With over 100,000 Poles living in Berlin, the influence of Polish culture can be felt throughout the German capital. And we’re not just talking about the pierogi and zapiekanki joints that pop up here with the regularity of mushrooms after the rain. Sasha Vasilyuk talks to Poles living in Berlin.

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Illustration by: Emilia Dziubak, RM58 armchair, design by: Roman Modzelewski, 1958, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute and National Museum in Warsaw

One hundred years of iconic Polish design in pictures... Culture.pl presents 10 selected illustrations from the new book The ABCs of Polish Design for your viewing pleasure!

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Illustration by: Marianna Sztyma, New Atelier Coffee Service, designed by: Marek Cecuła, 2013, produced by: Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A., photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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? The Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s newest publication The ABCs of Polish Design features one hundred amazing Polish designs. The book will be featured during an exhibition in Berlin.

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Production of Human Trace porcelain tableware at the Ćmielów and Chodzież S.A. factories, photo: Arkadiusz Szwed

The creators of Human Trace tableware take a look at what happens at the factory behind the scenes: how delicate and beautiful pieces are manufactured and at the people who design them. This autumn, the People from the Porcelain Factory exhibition will be on display in Prague & Pilsen.

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The Observatory exhibition, photo: Paweł Pomorski

The Observatory exhibition features objects produced during three editions of an international design workshop for design students from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, conducted by Polish designers from Studio MALAFOR. The exhibition will be on display at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven this October.

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Kinga Król has been in fashion for her entire working career. At first, she worked as a designer at a big Polish fashion company and in 2011 she established her own brand: Confashion. 'I wanted to make something of my own, be exist under my own brand.'

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The Adam Mickiewicz Insitute presents the TEXTURA:  A Polish Touch exhibition at Tent London during the London Design Fair 2017 (21st - 24th September). The exhibition explores the relationship between texture and objects. Curator: Paulina Matusiak

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Aleksandra Gaca, TERO textile, photo: courtesy of the artist

21st September will see the beginning of the London Design Fair. This year, the Adam Mickiewicz Insitute will be presenting the TEXTURA: A Polish Touch exhibition at Tent London. The exhibition will explore the relationship between texture and objects. It will be complementary to the previous years' presentations of graphic design and ceramics.

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Between 13 July and 17 September 2017, Berlin will host an exhibition presenting the works of six Polish design studios. Let’s Polish will take a closer look at questions concerning identity and belonging and search for common denominators that link the designers’ works.

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Confashion collectiom, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Thanks to the Let’s Exhibit programme, young, up-and-coming Polish designers will have the opportunity to present their work at some of the most important trade events around the globe.

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Manuka Studio, photo: courtesy of the designers

Manuka Studio is a joint effort of two graduates from Fine Arts Academy’s Graphic Design department. They create broadly-understood commercial designs – starting from board games, through publications, up to various print layouts. In their projects one might often find vibrant colours and a hint of humour.

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Tomasz Bersz, photo: Michał Korta/"Miliard rzeczy dookoła"

Tomasz Bersz, born in 1979 in Warsaw, is a graphic designer. He’s taken on many projects, including websites, visual identity, as well as books.

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Klaudia Olejnik, UAP Poznan, photo: press materials

From furniture and textiles to ceramics and even ships, design schools across Poland represent the country’s robust design heritage. The Polish Design: Tomorrow is Today exhibition brings this heritage to Milan for Salone del Mobile, showcasing the breadth of Polish innovation in design.

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Blue Line collection by Modus Design (Marek Cecuła, Daga Rogers), 2013, photo: courtesy of the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola

The Roundabout Baltic exhibition, curated by Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, an art curator and critic, is a personal story about designing in the Baltics. Objects, created by designers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Poland and Sweden are divided into six ‘chapters’, which correspond to the regions that we pass through from inland to the sea.

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Olek Modzelewski, photo: Piotr Niepsuj

From posters and visual identities to magazine designs: Modzelewski’s portfolio includes an impressive range of graphic forms. His works can be found in the Warsaw underground, around Mokotów’s Field and on the museum windows in the capital.

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Justyna Fałdzińska and Miłosz Dąbrowski, photo: promotional materials

Design studio founded by Justyna Fałdzińska and Miłosz Dąbrowski. They attach great importance to old craft techniques, and everything, which is local and eco-friendly. The two designers have the courage to push the limits of the creative and design process towards the user, encouraging him to get involved.

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The prestigious Milan Design Week will once again showcase projects of Silesian Design Cluster brands.

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IDEE Design is a design studio consisting of Paweł Krzywda and Agata Korzeńska, graduates and lecturers of the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Katowice. They designed the logo of the Polish police force.

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Mamastudio, photo courtesy of the artists

"We treat our projects as if they were our own children," says the team of graphic designers from the purposely named Mamastudio.

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