Polish Vodka Museum Is to Be Opened
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The official unveiling of the final architectural design for the Polish Vodka Museum took place on 25th November, 2014. The facility is scheduled to open in 2017. The permanent exhibition is designed by the renowned architectural studio Nizio Design International. The logo and visual identity were created by the internationally recognized artist Andrzej Pągowski.
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The post-industrial red brick buildings which for many years hosted the Koneser vodka distillery are to become an important landmark on the cultural map of Warsaw in 2017 as the location of the world's first museum of Polish vodka. The concept for the interior and the exhibition was prepared by Mirosław Nizio’s architectural studio. Nizio Design International’s achievements include such prestigious realizations as the design and execution of the permanent exhibitions of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews and the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
Polish vodka is a noble alcohol, a product of the highest quality, which we are famous for all over the world. We want to confirm the Polish conviction that they can and should be proud of their national drink, and make the Polish Vodka Museum a Warsaw showcase on par with other significant museums – sums up Andrzej Szumowski, president of the Polish Vodka Association.
The permanent exhibition is to feature a modern, multimedia approach meant to engage viewers and stimulate their senses. The authors of the project promise that it will allow viewers to experience and understand what the various stages of vodka production involve and what raw materials the drink is made of, while simultaneously stressing the important role of man – the distiller – in the process. When speaking about Polish vodka’s history they will recall the first recipes and show how the design of labels and bottles has evolved.
The logo and visual identification were designed by award-winning artist Andrzej Pągowski, widely recognized for his cult film posters.
I am proud to be able to contribute to the visual aspect of the Polish Vodka Museum, a place which has a chance to become as equally emblematic as Polish vodka itself. In my project, I tried to reflect the tradition and culture of drinking vodka by using a motif of the characteristic glasses – says Andrzej Pągowski.
The Polish Vodka Museum will remind Poles and explain to foreign tourists what characterizes and distinguishes Polish vodka. According to the statutory definition which came into force on 13th January 2013, alcohols which intend to use the geographical indicator “Polish vodka” must meet stringent requirements: starting with the ingredients – derived from Polish cultivation of traditional cereals: rye, wheat, barley, oats, triticale or potatoes – and ending with its processing – implemented entirely on the territory of Poland.
Source: press materials, ed. szm, 28th November 2014