DESIGN


D-FILE #7: WOJCIECH ZAMECZNIK: IN ONE HUNDRED YEARS WE WILL LAUGH ABOUT IT. OR NOT?

With the Digital Cultures Conference taking place in Warsaw between 25th and 27th of September, there was one particular thought circulating through…

D-FILE #6: RAJMUND HAŁAS

A ray of enthusiasm (on the positive hype surrounding Hałas). The history of Polish post-war design has a certain amount of drama attached to it. Whether we like it or not being a creative in Soviet Poland meant facing obstacles of not only ideological…

D-FILE #5: WIKTORIA NOWAK – ŁAD

The ŁAD (Order) Cooperative is a Polish counterpart of the Arts&Craft movement created in 1926 by the professors of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The name also doubled as a manifesto – the creators’ intention was to create…

URBAN INSTRUMENT BY JAN PFEIFER

‘Since I remember I was playing some instrument and I have been showing interest in music’ – I asked Jan Pfeifer about his project ‘Urban Instrument’ thanks to which he won the first prize in the ‘MakeMe! 2016’ competition.

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 – TRACING POLISH DESIGNERS VIA INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK

Along with spring, Milan Design Week comes back. If you can’t make it to Italian capital of design for one of the most prestigious events in the world of modern design, here is a quick overview of Polish…

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH POLISH DESIGN

We selected some of the finest designs to inspire you to have a great celebration of love!
Oskar Zięta, Tomek Rygalik, Hayka, Marek Cecuła, Ćmielów Porcelain.

D-FILE#4 – 2 in 1: PAWEŁ GROBELNY AND HIS FUNCTIONAL GAMES

They say that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. When it comes to good design, behind its success stands usually more than one person or one situation.

5 IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

If you are looking for unusual Christmas gifts, we are happy to help with our gift guide for Polish design lovers. FIDU Christmas Trees by Oskar Zięta, Användbar – A Terra Cotta Sprouter to Grow Microgreens, IKEA collection…

ŁÓDŹ DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016 IN OUR LENS

This year Lodz Design Festival, the biggest festival of its kind in Poland, celebrated its 10th anniversary. The theme of this edition was „Identity”. The curators were trying to show how designers, users and…

D-FILE #3 PROGRAMMING LEISURE BY IZABELA BOŁOZ

They say that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. When it comes to good design, behind its success stands usually more than one person or one situation. In “D-File” series of mini-essays…

D-FILE #2 PORCELAIN XERO

Getting in touch with your “black side” makes you stronger and more complex. In the art world it means you can be a better artist: the one that expresses emotions truly , and is braver about breaking the rules.

D-FILE #1 KOWALSKI’S CHAIR

In “D-File” series, Ania Diduch – art and design critic tells the stories behind Polish designs. Just like in police files, she collects the evidence, talks with the witnesses, examines the photos and finally writes the report.

ALICJA PATANOWSKA. THE SPLENDID REVIVAL OF CERAMICS

Alicja Patanowska is a young artist and designer who graduated from the London Royal College of Art. Her art installation Plantation received several awards for its design.

FOOD THINK TANK – LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN ART & FOOD

It all started with a request for refreshments for a film festival held by the New Horizons – an independent cinema in Wroclaw. ‘Right here, we will build a tower…’

STORY OF CHANGE

Polish design comes back to IMM Cologne, one of the most important trade events in Europe. We had a pleasure to talk to Anna Theiss – the curator of the Bright New: Polish Ideas Applied exhibition. Her presentation’s focuses on projects…

WELCOME TO THE DESIGN DEMOCRACY

19 April marked the end of Milan Design Week – the biggest and most prestigious design fairs in the world. Every year, for the duration of the fairs, the city transforms to adapt to the needs of designers and design enthusiasts.

OSKAR ZIĘTA. IN SEARCH OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

The Wire magazine called his designs “furniture of the future”. By most design lovers, Oskar Zięta is mainly associated with inflatable metal stools in bold colours, resembling shiny baloons.

BRAZILIANS WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR HOW DESIGN-CONSCIOUS WE ARE IN POLAND

The National Museum in Brasilia was hosting an exhibition featuring Polish designers. We had the pleasure of talking to Monika Brauntsch – co-founder of The Spirit of Poland.

DESIGN FROM POLAND AT TENT LONDON

The twelfth London Design Festival roared into town. For the designers, Design Week is a gateway to the international creative community; for visitors the opportunity to grasp the freshest design ideas from all over the world.

THE CHAOS OF COLOURS MINGLES WITH HUMOUR. GROTESQUE LINKS THE SACRED WITH THE PROFANE. “ENFANT TERRIBLE. NEW POLISH POSTER” IN BRUSSELS

At the beginning of September Contemporary Lynx visited Design September in Brussels.