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I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but my husband is actually Polish and since we met I have taken a really keen interest in Poland and all things Polish. I’ve been trying to learn the language for 10 years now and I’ve still not nailed it despite having a natural talent for languages (I have a first class degree in French, German and European Studies). My interest in Poland also extends to the Polish design scene which has been steadily making waves here in the UK. Read More…

Polish interiors range

I’m a big fan of Polish design so when I received a press release from Laskowscy Design about their furniture now being available in the UK I knew it deserved a blog post.

Distributed by the Muslavi Gallery, the stunning powder coated furniture and interior accessories are designed by award-winning Polish artist and designer Remigiusz Laskowski.

Having received much acclaim and media coverage in his native Poland and in Europe, Laskowski’s collection of stunning affordable pieces are now available in the UK for the first time. The collection centres around a range of tables, coffee tables, mirrors and shelves, all crafted in steel and designed in Laskowski’s distinct visual style.

Notable pieces include the ‘Orient’ and ‘Ikebana’ range of curved edge tables  and coffee tables. Each has a delicate and elegant floral and cherry blossom motif cut out of the steel. These can be matched with mirrors and shelves in the same design to give a room a really eye-catching appearance. Strong reds, yellows and oranges ensure these stylish pieces really get noticed.

Sleek wooden bathtubs

 

Unique Wood bathtub

Serena bathtub in American walnut

With showrooms in Germany and Poland, Unique Wood Design offers contemporary wooden bathtubs and basins that help bring nature into the bathroom.

With a history deeply rooted in boat building, the Polish company uses a combination of traditional carpentry and specialist modern boat-building techniques to create truly unique, handmade bathrooms.

 

Unique Wood bathtub 2

Nova bathtub in wenge

 

 

 

Polska! Year

Polska! Year 2009-2010

Polska! Year 2009-2010

Polska! Year started in Spring of this year and will continue through to 2010. It is a joint initiative of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the Year is to bring the communities of Poland and Great Britain closer by strengthening cultural relations and establishing new contacts between Polish and British artistic institutions, artists and organisers of cultural events.

Polska! Year comprises over 200 projects presenting the most interesting achievements of Polish culture and showcasing works of the most outstanding Polish artists to the British public. It features exhibitions of past and modern art, concerts of classical, jazz and contemporary music, reviews of feature films, documentaries and animation, theatrical performances, as well as conferences and seminars.

At London Design Festival this year there was a hive of activity showcasing Polish culture. Young Creative Poland from 19-27 September was a group show of the best young designers emerging from Poland and working in furniture design, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, architecture and innovative engineering.

Young Creative Poland

Young Creative Poland

Polska Folk took place at Tent London from 24-27  September and was an exhibition of new work from young Polish designers who have reached back to traditional folk designs, materials and manufacturing processes in making their work.

Polska Folk

Polska Folk

Unfortunately, this year I was unable to take time off from work in order to make the trip to London Design Festival. Both Polska Folk and Young Creative Poland would definitely have been at the top of my list of things to go and see. But fear not, the net is awash with round ups of the designs that were exhibited. I won’t be posting everything here on my blog, but Dezeen has a special feature on Polish design at the moment  so if you are interested I suggest you click here.

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