Unpolished – young design from Poland
Curators: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka and Pawel Grobelny
The exhibition is an attempt to find a common denominator in Polish design - the thing that connects and bounds the young generation of designers, brought up during or after the political transformation in Poland. It presents the most interesting works and achievements of young architects and designers, mostly prototypes, limited series, and unique objects, which are characteristic thanks to the materials and methods of production and because of the thoughts and ideas they convey. The exhibition shows that Polish design and architecture, drawing on the rich Polish experience and traditions, are unique and therefore attractive and worth discovering.
The success the exhibition enjoys at design festivals across Europe proves that Polish design deserves of its reputation while its creators - thanks to their talent, imagination, experience, unconventional ideas and passion – are in demand on the international art and design markets.
Designers (depending on edition): Aze Design, Agnieszka Bar, Beton, Joanna Bylicka, Grzegorz Cholewiak, Agnieszka Czop i Joanna Rusin, Dbwt, Fawory, Maciej Gąsienica-Giewont, Gogo, Kafti, Agnieszka Kajper, Kompott, Bogdan Kosak, Krystian Kwieciński, Kosmos Project, Lapolka, Malafor, Karina Marusińska, Mopsdesign, Bartosz Mucha, Alicja Patanowska, Monika Patuszyńska, Katarzyna Delfina Petkow, Plecy, Puff-Buff Design, Tomek Rygalik, Strawberry Kingdom, Magdalena Trzcionka, Wzorowo, Oskar Zięta.
Architects: Beton, db2 Architekci, Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci, Medusa Group, Moomoo Architects, nsMoonstudio, Plus 48, Stadpark (now Chmara.Rosinke).
The exhibition has been travelling across Europe and Asia since 2009. It was presented at the most prestigious design festivals and museums of design and applied arts, e. g. Salone del Mobile in Milan, Designer’s Days and Design Week in Paris, Inno Design Tech Expo in Hong Kong, Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne, Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, Design Museum Helsinki.
For more information please visit: www.unpolished.pl
The first edition of Unpolished was held in Brussels, in 2009.
Unpolished in Copenhagen, August 2010.
Unpolished at the Ventura Lambrate in Milan, April 2011.