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Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

Materia Prima


The exhibition is a narrative about the visual roots of design. Consciously or not, the designers are inspired by the world around us. Materia prima - the primeval matter - is the earth: sand, clay, stones and plants: wood, wicker, straw, hay; but also the landsape, which, when seen from a distance, forms an abstract composition.
The objects designed by young Polish designers, made from basic, primeval, almost raw materials, presented together with aerial photograms by Kacper Kowalski from the “Wzorki Polskie” and “Track Log” series, tell us about how the images of the world around us are inscribed in the objects we make, pointing out to the symbiosis of nature and art.


Designers: Agnieszka Czop, Jerzy Cielecki, Gogo Design, Paweł Grunert, Jarosław Hulbój, Kompott, Agnieszka Lasota, Malafor, Ola Mirecka, Katarzyna Modrzejewska, Monika Patuszyńska, Joanna Rusin, Tabanda, Wzorowo.

Photographer: Kacper Kowalski - photographer specializing in aerial photography (taken from his paraglider), winner of World Press Photo and the “International Nature Photographer of the Year” at the International Photo Awards 2009.

The exhibition was shown at:
Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko Biała, Poland 17 September — 31 October 2010
Munkeruphus, Denmark, 22 June — 1 September 2013
Klaipedos kulturu komunikaciju centro parodu rumai, Klaipeda, Lithuania
15 November - 8 December 2013
Museum of Applied Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 16 January - 2 March 2014
Kauno Kolegija, Kowno, Lithuania, 4 March - 4 April 2014

Mounting of the exhibition in Munkeruphus, Denmark, June 2013. Seating: Jeanne Rank Schelde, director of Munkeruphus (left) and Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka (right).