Polish Design in Spring 2015
small, Polish Design in Spring 2015, Ewelina Wiśniowska, Origin, created during Art Food Workshops, 2013, photo: Modus Design, art food 2013 prace 3_7043398.jpg
Exhibitions organised in the framework of the programme promoting Polish design abroad, coordinated by Culture.pl, will be presented in the world’s design capitals: Milan, New York, London and Eindhoven.
In the first half of the year, the efforts, creativity and innovation of Polish designers and brands will be presented at Milan Design Week, WantedDesign festival in New York and in Rio de Janeiro, where the Polish exhibition will commence the celebrations of Centro Carioca de Design's 5th birthday. These numerous exhibitions wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the Wystawiajmy się! programme.
The exhibitions will further reinforce Polish design's excellent position in the global design market, which is attributable to its regular presence in key places for design, experience exchange and formation of international relations.
On 30th March 2015, Culture.pl and the Spirit of Poland will present another edition of the project. It will be the fourth edition of this series in Brazil. The Spirit of Poland is an initiative which aims to show the potential of Polish design on the international forum, e.g. in Brazil, Japan or Great Britain. The exhibitions will be accompanied by discussion panels, lectures and workshops.
The Milan Design Week is one of the biggest opinion-forming events in the design industry. Rivalry for attention and distinction in the crowd is intense. One needs a carefully designed concept and an innovative stand to attract the audience. This year's exhibition to promote Polish design is singled out by its interactivity. The curators of Do it Your Way – Ewa Solarz and the Tabanda trio – make the barriers between an object and its viewer vanish. One can interact with the exhibits, give them a new shape and a spark of personal touch. Time-lapse animations will be an additional asset of the Polish stand. As in previous years the Polish exhibition will be presented in the central site of Ventura Lambratte, the curators’ section of the festival.
The authors of VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century also take a step closer towards viewers’ individual needs. This album is not only the largest publication about the Polish graphic design of the 20th century, but it also allows readers to choose the album’s final form, adjusted to one’s personality. Each cover of VeryGraphic is a unique, handmade piece of graphic art, and the number of colour combinations supports individual taste and aesthetic preferences. Inside it’s a repository of Polish graphics – 30 chapters prepared by remarkable authors, experts in design history and culture, take the reader on a trip through the thunderous and dynamic history of 20th-century Polish graphic design. VeryGraphic, along with Out of the Ordinary, dedicated to Polish design and also published by Culture.pl and 2+3d magazine, make up the only complete compendium on contemporary Polish design.
Graphic design and illustration are also a leading motif of an exhibition at Wanted Design festival in New York. The curator of Inside Out: Polish Graphic Design and Illustration in the Making has created a concept relating to the motif of a hand – as a tool designed for thinking. The exhibition will also emphasise the role of drawings, collages and painting techniques in a designer’s work – a freehand drawing and sketch may become a fascinating inspiration to some.
Thanks to the Wystawiajmy się! project started by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2014, Polish designers and project groups have a chance to individually present their ideas to a foreign audience and to participate in international exhibitions. This year’s recruitment process selected 17 designers and design groups whose works will be exhibited during Milan Design Week, Clerkenwell Design Week in London, DMY Berlin, London Design Festival, Maison et Objet in Paris, Designers Open in Leipzig, Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, BLICKFANG and Bienal del Cartel in Bolivia.
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Art Food, interdisciplinary ceramics workshops for students from Polish and foreign design schools, will have its third edition in 2015. So far, students from Poland, Great Britain and the U.S have taken part in the project. The results of their work under Marek Cecuła’s lead were exhibited in numerous countries, including London, Wrocław and New York. This year’s edition will feature guests from Poland, Great Britain, the Untied States and China.
Source: press materials, transl. Agata Dudek, 25/03/15