po polsku

Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

Natural resources of Polish design

The first of a series of exhibitions dealing with the question of the identity of Polish design. It presents the influence of traditional materials, decorative motifs and folk manufacturing techniques of the contemporary Polish architecture, design and applied arts. It attempts to synthesize, systematize and organize in one place and time the works inspired by folk art and craft - by their form, matter, technological solutions, and poetics.

Treated separately, the works on show do not evoke folkloristic associations. The inspiration inscribed in them is not direct, but modified and transformed, and hidden. The works are contemporary, cheerful and young. Together, they have a clearly folkloric appeal, which becomes evident in the dialogue between the objects - between their color palette, ornaments or materials. Hence, by being rooted in the native craft, applied arts and folk tradition, the objects constitute the identity of Polish design, and at the same time remain in the mainstream of European design.

Designers and architects:

Aleksandra Adamczyk, Aze Design, Beton, Beza Projekt, Katarzyna Bogucka, Chrum.com, DBWT, Tomasz Głowacki, Gogo Design, Aleksandra Grzonka, Kafti Design, Bogdan Kosak, Kosmos Project, Krystian Kowalski, Agnieszka Lasota, Malafor, Karina Marusińska, Bartosz Mucha, Moho Design, Monika Ostaszewska, Platform, Radsław Podsiadło, Joanna Rusin and Agnieszka Czop, Tomek Rygalik, Magdalena Trzcionka, Vis a Vis, DB2 (Iwona Wilczek and Mariusz Tenczyński), Marta Wojciechowska, WWAA Architekci.

The exhibition was held in the Stalowa Wola Regional Museum (2009) and in the Ethnographic Museum in Krakow during Rzecz Malopolska. Etnodizajn Festival (2009).