Organiser: Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny Gdynia – Centrum Designu Gdynia, Miasto Gdynia
Curator: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka
Designers: Izabela Bołoz, Jan Kochański, Kosmos Project, Agata Matlak-Lutyk i Jan Lutyk, Natural Born Design, Jola Starzak i Dawid Strębicki, Tabanda
Muzeum Miasta Łodzi
Ogrodowa 15 Łódź, Poland
Opening hours: Monday, 10:00–14:00
Urban furniture, objects and accessories designed for rest, relaxation and leisure. They have been created by the most talented young Polish designers for the citizens of Gdynia and tourists visiting this city.
Designers participating in the project are young or very young, but they had already managed to mark their presence with interesting realisations, involving themselves in important exhibitions and winning prizes in design contests. Most of them come from the hinterland and this is most likely why the seaside and open nature of Gdynia capture their imagination most profoundly.
The task assigned to them is to create projects targeted at residents and visitors of the city in any age group. These projects should engage in a dialogue with the environment and respond to the needs and desires of people. These are installations such as urban furniture, objects and accessories designed for rest, relaxation and leisure. The other objects are souvenirs – functional objects that carry an emotional load by means of their matter and the associations they trigger.
Exhibition was created during Gdynia Design Days 2014.
Meritorical consultant of Lodz Design Festival, independent design curator, Head of Design at the School of Form, Poznan, Poland. Design critic, journalist, publicist. Ever since she switched from writing about design in “Elle Decoration” – the magazine she had introduced to the Polish market and chief-edited for seven years (2000-2007) – to creating and organizing design exhibitions, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka became one of the most prominent promoters of young designers from Poland and abroad. In 2008 she became the artistic director of Lodz Design Festival (www.lodzdesign.com) and since then has been curating several of the main festival events (Play&Joke 2008, Design Tales 2009, Crumple Zone 2010).Since 2011 she is the director of the design program at School of Form in Poznan, Poland (www.sof.edu.pl) – a new educational project created in cooperation with Lidewij Edelkoort under the auspices of Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She also heads the department of Domestic Design there. Her most renowned curatorial projects are Polska Folk, Materia Prima, Dziecinada: Polish Design for Children, and Unpolished (together with Pawel Grobelny – www.unpolished.pl) – presented at several festivals and design museums worldwide.