Nasza Polska, “our Poland”, brings contemporary Polish design into the spotlight in the form of a touring-exhibition that gathers up-and-coming talents, established studios and legendary masters – working in Poland and abroad.
The comprehensive survey captures the driving forces behind Poland’s rapidly evolving creative scene, and showcases a curated selection of furniture, playful accessories, ceramics, glassware, graphics and lighting design.
Nasza Polska presents the latest work by Edgar Bąk, Agnieszka Bar, Marek Cecula (Modus Design and Ćmielów Design Studio), Stanislaw Czarnocki, ENDE (Natalia Gruszecka and Jakub Kwarciński), Paweł Grobelny, Maria Jeglinska, Ola Mirecka, Krzysztof Lukasik, Jan Lutyk, Bartek Mejor, Monika Patuszyńska, Chmara Rosinke, Bashko Trybek, To Do Studio (Kasia Jakubowska and Tomasz Orzechowski), Studio Rygalik (Gosia and Tomek Rygalik), Mateusz Wiewiórowski, VELT, Oskar Zieta, a selection from the New School of Form in Poznań and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Wrocław / glass department.
“A bilingual special edition TLmag Polska will serve as both an exhibition catalogue but also stand-alone with further insight into each designer’s approach – compiling a series of designer portraits, studio features, process design stories to unveil the contemporary Polish design scene, with human- driven, local and international perspectives.” says exhibition collaborator TLmag.
“In addition, the publication will include a historic overview – tracing Polish design back to it’s pre-World War II origins – with a special look at the Ćmielów porcelain factory, the National Museum of Warsaw’s design archive, Oskar Hansen’s summer house and his ‘open form’ theory and practice – as a way in which to contextualize today’s Polish industry and design-led craft.”
Nasza Polska is curated by Pro Materia – Lise Coirier, assisted by Adrian Madlener – in close collaboration with the biannual TL magazine (True Living of Art and Design), Paris Design Week and Design September Brussels.
Nasza Polska is on display at La Nonciature during Design September Brussels from September 19 to October 2, 2014.