Polish Design Heads to Milan

By Katie Bone

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This week, when the city of Milan opens its doors to the best of the design world, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute under its flagship brand Culture.pl and the Academic Design Center will unveil an installation at at Superstudio Più in Zona Tortona that represents a rich and varied design scene from art schools across Poland. The POLISH DESIGN. Tomorrow is Today exhibition presents the best of Poland’s art academies, each in the context of their unique regional traditions determined by geography and local natural resources. The exhibition was curated by Dorota Koziara, a Polish designer and curator based in Milan, and features designs from eight Polish art schools: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poznan University of Art, Academy of Art in Szczecin, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.

Rather than a cross-section of works and projects, POLISH DESIGN. Tomorrow is Today looks to the specificity of design teaching in Poland and identifies the consistency in presentation from student works across Polish institutions as a defining factor of the country’s strong design culture. The theme of the exhibit, designed by Dorota Koziara Studio, is based on the idea of open books, each telling a story about the universities and art schools represented. Exhibited works will be complemented by elaborate, modern multimedia presentations.

Kicking off the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl’s Polska Design Project for 2017, POLISH DESIGN. Tomorrow is Today will serve to celebrate Polish design by looking toward the past and honoring the unique heritage of each institution, and the future, by showcasing the works of new and emerging designers.

Mellado Marina - Gdansk

 

Radek Janowski - Poznan

 

Jan Lutyk - Warsaw

Jan Pfeifer - Warsaw

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