42 Great Projects from Must Have 2013
small, 42 Great Projects from Must Have 2013, A collection of porcelain "New Atelier", designed: Ćmielów Design Studio, produced by: Ćmielów, photo: Łódź Design Festival 2012, hust have 2013 cmielow 1_7036659.jpg
Over 300 items were submitted to the competition organised for Łódź Design Festival 2013. The 67 designer items that have been selected were recently made available.
A few items are definitely Must Haves: a bike Wigry 7, a series of food labels from Pan Tu Nie Stał, the book Mapy from Mizielińscy or a handbag called Shanghai from Ania Kuczyńska. If you don’t already own them, check them out! Preferences are subjective, but they all reflect the most current trends in Polish design. Selected products include books, original packaging, furniture, board games and other everyday items.
Must Have is a competition organised during the Łódź Design Festival, which is the most important event of its kind in Poland. Submitted items come either from experts, brands or individual makers. The works were evaluated by a team of experts such as representatives of mass media and important design centres. Awarded objects will be displayed at the exhibtion during the Łódź Design Festival, from the 17th-27th of October.
The exhibition features the selected projects. Among the books we can find Mapy by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński, Kto to widział? by Izabela Koczkodaj illustrated by Agata Dudek and Małgorzata Nowak, Kto ty jesteś? by Joanna Olech with graphic design prepared by Edgar Bąk, Kłopot by Iwona Chmielewska, Brud by Olga Woźniak illustrated by Patryk Mogilnicki, Lala Lolka by Kasia Bogucka, Cyferki by Ola Woldańska and Jacek Cygan, and Urodziny Prosiaczka also by Ola Woldańska.
However, beautifully designed books are only a section of the exhibition. More and more often, the designers peep at our tables and create tableware that can be used not only on special occasions, but also on a daily basis. One of the most prominent projects is a set of porcelain from the renowed Ćmielów factory and a collection designed by Kristoff. The exhibition also features:
- MODERN porcelain collection designed by Barbara Rydzak (produced by Manufaktura in Bolesławiec)
- Linha Matrix porcelain collection designed by Bartek Mejor (produced by Vista Alegre Atlantis)
- White Breakfast porcelain collection designed by Magdy Pilaczyńskiej (produced by Kristoff)
- Great Inventors porcelain collection designed by Kaja Kusztra (produced by Kristoff)
- Natalie&George porcelain collection designed by Maria Jeglińska (produced by Kristoff)
- New Atelier porcelain collection designed by Ćmielów Design Studio (produced by Ćmielów)
- Touch of Blue porcelain collection designed by Ćmielów Design Studio (produced by Ćmielow)
Not only designer lamps or objects of every day use were admired - food and drink labels caught the experts’ attention this year. They awarded:
- Packaging of Współczesne Polskie Przetwory according to Maria Bukowska and Iza Rogowicz project, produced by a brand called Lukspomada
- Packaging of Cydr Ignaców desgined by Tomasz Porowski, Marcin and Magda Hermanowicz (produced by Cydr Ignaców)
- Packaging of Yerbata designed by Konrad Basan, Robert Orszulak and Daniel Hozumbek (produced by Bio-box)
- Packaging of Naturalne Gotowe Zupy according to Andrzej Wieteszek and Anna Matusiak project (produced by Home made)
- Packaging of juice, jam and sauces created by 4/4 Brand Design (produced by Agros Nova)
- Food labels made by Kasia Bogucka (produced by: Pan Tu Nie Stał)
- Packaging of Pomoc Domowa designed by Brandy Design (produced by Dragon)
- Packaging of chocolate-coated fruit designed by Brave New Concept (produced by LOTTE Wedel)
Among many design items that the experts awarded and appreciated were men's accessories, for instance a watch by Adam Tomaszewski called FSO M20.02, a Wigry 7 bike, dumb-bells Colmiaa designed by Marcin Gacek and a sporty, superlight rucksack XC3 by Wojciech Kłapeć.
A great idea for a prestige gift could be a set of jewelry called Hochglance (made from coal and silver) designed by Kaja Nosal, Bogna Polańska and Roma Skuza, or the eyewear Sleeper designed by Kasia Łupińska, the iconic handbag from Ania Kuczyńksa called Shanghai or the unusual jewelry STRUKTU made from concrete, designed by Sylwia Kochaniec and Marek Sułek. For writers they have got Bruliony by Ania Piesiewicz and Notesy by Łukasz Zbieranowski.
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At the post-competion exhibition we will also see products designed for children - items that will surely be enjoyable for adults too.
- A board game, Mosty Przez Wisłę (designed by Emilka Bojańczyk, Diana Gawronkiewicz)
- Wooden bricks Alexander’s Seven Stones (designed by Arkadiusz Majewski )
- A series of paper toys, Bajki Ezopa (graphic design: Sylwia Mendyk, text: Łukasz Tyma)
- A board game Kolejka (designed by Karol Madaj, graphic design by Natalia Baranowska, Marta Malesińska)
- Wooden toys, The Poor Toys, designed by Bartek Mucha
- A Toll’s Toy collection by Grzegorza Cholewiak
- Mikrozwierzęta designed and produced by Kuba Morkowski
- Domek na zabawki by Agnieszka Zielińska-Chmura
- A table called Bawa by Klaudia Kuhn
Other awarded items include furniture and home accessories:
- A lamp, MUM, by Piotr Kuchciński and Małgorzata Bernady
- A lamp called Cyclone by Bartek Mejor
- A lamp called 360° by Bongo Design
- Bedding called SenSenia and SenSenia Mini by Maria Witecka and Magdy Jonas-Poławska
- Kilim and masks, Noc Kupały designed by Ewa Bochen i Maciej Jelski
- Tiles called Penta by Massive Design
- A washtub Beza designed by Beza Projekt
- A mirror DOT by Katarzyna Okińczyc
- Tables called Circles Maria Jeglińska
- A table called 4You by Piotr Kuchciński and Joanna Leciejewska
- A rocking bench Swing by Jan Kochański
- Stools called Trefle by Piotr Kuchciński
- A chair Diago designed by przez Tomek Kempa, Filip Ludka i Megi Malinowska (group Tabanda)
- Armchairs RM58 i RM56 by Roman Modzelewski
- An archmair called Prop by Nikodem Szpunar
- A Sofa Hover from Studio Rygalik
- Tables MAX 42 i MAX 43 designed Wayne Maxwell Design
- A chair 3+ by Oskar Zięta
- A shelf called Climb and a shelf called Hyde from Bashko Trybek
- A heater called PILOU designed by Nonegrupa – T. Krzempek, M.Szaban
- Urinal called Cero from project group Sanitec
- Kitchen hood called Illumia by Łukasz Paszkowski
- Ceramic hob from Code Design
The 7th edition of Łódź Design Festival will soon begin. The main slogan this year: It’s All About Humanity.
Author: Sylwia Wysłowska, 25.07.2013
Translation: GS 26/07/2013