Łódź Design Festival - exhibitions
During the 16th edition of the Łódź Design Festival, which took place on May 12-22. 2022, you could see three exhibitions that were created in cooperation with us. More information below. Enjoy! :)
The must have plebiscite organized since 2011 by the Łódź Design Festival aims to distinguish the best implementations among Polish designers and producers. It is a sign of quality that Polish companies can use both in Poland and abroad. The idea of the plebiscite is to disseminate Polish design and promote domestic businesses and projects. This is one of the most important and the most spectacular media events in Polish design.
In 2020, the plebiscite committee awarded the must-have sign to the bedding, which was created in cooperation with the artist Aleksandra Morawiak. The Liquid Memory model designed by her won the award from the jury, as well as from the fans of both Aleksandra's works and the lovers of our textiles.
The Liquid Memory pattern is a masterful combination of colours and shapes. The collage resembles dreams. This invitation to enter the unusual, somewhat mysterious and abstract world of dreams, whose unpredictability - apart from a strong bond between man and nature - is the main motif of the composition proposed by the author.
The year 2022 - we are pleased to inform you - brought us this extremely important distinction in the world of Polish design yet again. This year, the Board of Experts' attention of the Must Have! plebiscite was drawn to the SUMMER bedding collection.
Gosia Dziembaj: “The SUMMER collection is freedom, space, peace; marvel at the amazing interplay of colors. It is the horizon we look out to while watching the rising sun and the sound of the waves on the turquoise sea. The patterns of the SUMMER collection are an admiration of the beauty of nature and an attempt to capture those fleeting moments of summer rest”
EXHIBITION OF STUDENTS OF THE ACADEMY OF ART IN SZCZECIN
The projects presented at the exhibition were created from the remnants of our fabrics. Less waste for the win! :)
What if we could change our understanding of a mistake, a glitch, a waste? Give them a new meaning that will make these “mistakes and waste” reusable instead of in the garbage?
Reflections on this subject contributed to the creation of the exhibition RE:THINK, RE:THING, whose creators and creators are students of the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. And the material (literally!) with which the authors of the works worked was the residues of the fabric - waste being an inseparable part of the production of our sheets. Thanks to the students and students, they got a new life and new use. The fabric, which became the starting point, but also a certain limitation, turned out to be so inspiring that the students managed to create many interesting, multisensory ideas.
Foonka patterns inspired by nature encouraged the involvement of all senses in the design process. Thanks to this, among the works there are those that smell, as well as those with a diverse texture and filling.
Being mistaken is an integral part of many activities, so it is worth considering ways to minimize its negative impact. And if we treat production waste as a mistake, it is all the more worthwhile to find ways to process it and reuse it.
Exhibition curators: Blanka Jaworska, Maria Ciarka, Magdalena Gabara
Participants: Nikola Bańkowska, Aleksandra Brejwo, Maria Ciarka, Alicja Fijał, Magdalena Gabara (pod opieką Anny Gregorczyk), Maurycy Gebel, Paweł Janicki, Gabriela Jasik, Julia Łyżwińska, Oliwia Łobożewicz, Milena Smyl, Krzysztof Sowiereszenko
An element of the entire exhibition was a hospital room arranged by the architect Marta Wysocka, as part of cooperation with Szczecin hospitals and Foonka.
SLEEPING MEANS HEALTH
The architect is conducting a study on the impact of hospital room interior design on the well-being of patients and doctors. She used sets of bedding in Alpine Meadow and Moss patterns for the study.
During the 16th Łódź Design Festival, she is going to present a room design proposal for patients who do not require intensive supervision, using Alpine Meadow bedding.
Hospital stay is usually a stressful experience, and the conditions in hospital rooms are often not among the most pleasant ones. High levels of stress resulting from hospitalization and isolation from safe and familiar rooms of one's own home can significantly slow down the process of recovery. The lack of security is especially influenced by the lack of intimacy and the specific dehumanization of patient rooms.
Although hospital rooms are supposed to provide for the basic needs of patients, they lack warmth and cosiness. Introducing elements that provide the interiors with cosiness and a home-resembling look can make patients feel less stressed. Pleasant to the touch, colourful materials will make the sense of separation from home not as burdensome, while ordering thoughts and temporarily forgetting about the inconveniences of hospitalization will be easier to achieve.
Sleep, which is so important in the recovery process, comes easier in a pleasant environment, and the touch of soft and smooth bedding wraps and soothes the tired body.
Exhibition curator: Joanna Jurga