“What Goes Behind… Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design” on London Design Festival

18 September 2015

“The What Goes Behind… Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design” exhibition presents some of the most interesting ceramics by contemporary Polish designers. The pieces are well-designed, aesthetic objects, as well as vessels which contain the secrets of the creative process itself. Each of the chosen projects involves a particular philosophy inextricably linked to its creation, just as each of the artists has a distinct approach to the designing process.

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The exhibition was first shown at the Inno Design Tech Expo in Hong Kong in December 2014 – it received very good reviews from the public and design critics alike. The London edition will show some of the designer’s newest products and new artists will be featured.

At the London exhibition, we will have a chance to see experimental, socially engaged projects by Karina Marusińska, Alicja Patanowska and Natasza Grześkiewicz, which revolve around the concepts of ecology and social responsibility; works which incorporate both traditional craft techniques and modern designs, by up-and-coming designers such as Bartek Mejor, Kabo&Pydo, Magdalena Estera Łapińska, Malwina Konopacka, Bogdan Kosak, and Maria Jeglinska. The fruits of cooperation between renowned Polish ceramics manufacturers Ćmielów Design Studio and Kristoff and young designers Kaja Kusztra, Magda Pilaczyńska and Tymek Jezierski will also be on display, as well as works by Karolina Bednorz, Marta Dachowska, which were created during Art Food – special craft workshops organized by Culture.pl and Modus Design in the summer of 2014.

Some artists experiment with new technologies and traditional manufacturing techniques, while others prefer a more interdisciplinary basis of their designs. All items on display do, however, have a common denominator: they are all examples of great design from Poland.

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What Goes Behind… Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design
September 24th-27th, 2015
Tent London London Design Festival

Organizer: Culture.pl
Press contact:
Nitzan Reisner
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
nreisner@iam.pl +48 22 44 76 168 +48 500 387 881

Art Food Senses first day

30 June 2015

It’s Monday and all the students have arrived in Cmielow yesterday afternoon. Some after a very long journey did not even have a chance to rest, due to an early wake up call this morning and full mobilization for work. The first week is dedicated to plaster: correcting and adjusting the models, making the moulds and maybe there will be even a chance for first castings.

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We have full staff operating at the studio to help less experienced students and also to advice, direct and inspire everyone who is in need.

Marek Cecula, the leader of the project, is overlooking the whole process from the very beginning when all the ideas were just lying flat on paper to now, when they have reached three dimensional level and within the coming weeks will turn into porcelain products. Marek will make sure everything goes seamless and “undercut-less” and will provide his tremendous erudition combined with loads of energy and unique spirit to all participants.

Edyta Cieloch will be assisting everyone and helping with daily struggles, supervising that noone is lacking anything. She will also take care of the students well being.

Ania Mendak will look after the safety arrangements around the factory, directing everyone the least hazardous way throughout the hot and noisy corridors and hallways.

Krzysio Łobczowski is the man of the beginning. He knows plaster like nobody else. So during the first week he’ll be helping everyone to avoid any disasters in the mould making process.

And on the end we have a surprice. Alicja Patanowska liked our project so much so she decided to come and help us! She will share her knowledge, experience, skills and talent and will be available for the students to advice, help and inspire.

Good luck!

„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk www.asp.gda.pl/en
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

“Art Food 2014″ blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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Art Food 2015 Senses is starting

21 May 2015

The project is a coordinated cooperation between Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM), Modus Design, Cmielow Design Studio (CDS) of Polish Porcelain Factories “Cmielow” and “Chodziez” (PFP) and students from art and design departments from 4 colleges in 4 countries. This is the 3rd edition of the Art Food project which explores relationships between food, culinary art and a ceramic plate. During the past editions, invited students brought forward innovative ideas and turned them into real porcelain product during 3 weeks workshops at the porcelain industry in Poland. The Project then was exhibited internationally with active public and media participation.  

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In ceramic design education, a new project is taking place offering students experience based on the reality of designing, creating and communicating ideas for production. The approach is to take education out of the college into the real world, to seek conditions that prepare students for professional work within the material base medium (ceramics).

This year, Art Food will take extended dimension, bringing together participants from different parts of the world. Academies invited to the Project are: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland), Pratt Institute from New York, Central Saint Martins College from London.

The phenomenal expansion of the culinary art today and the experimental stage of contemporary cuisine offer for designers new creative terrain with no limits for imagination in form and substance. It is exciting time for creative people who can recognize how radical the food culture is and how it became one of the most experimental fields in contemporary culture.
We have entered unparallel condition where food becomes eatable concept, a source of refine experience in which tasting unknown and unrecognizable substances amazes our senses. We dare to test, eat and explore not conventional forms of food with new flavors, aromas and appearance.

In response to this condition Art Food 2015 SENSES opens a new competition for creative exploration of this subject leading to design of objects that stimulate and effects our all senses: taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing (the sound).

The Project will focus on the product that conceptually and physically provides new experience of food absorbed through our senses. We welcome extreme and innovative interpretation of form, substance and utility that expands conventional habits in dining.  Participants are asked to provide original propositions for porcelain objects and utensils in porcelain (implementing other materials is also possible)  that can add new dimension to the culinary experience. The designs should also serve as interactive elements for the works of chefs at the kitchen and in restaurants.

We want to emphasize a product that is designed to affect our all senses in a specific way. To touch, to see, to inhale, to smell and to hear the food. The works can stand between art and design and can be liberated from typical functionality. But we welcome the projects with utilitarian character that serve as a sensual mediator between the eatable substance and the senses of the receiver.

„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk www.asp.gda.pl/en
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

“Art Food 2014″ blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt am Main with Cmielow Design Studio products

11 February 2015

We proudly present Cmielow Design Studio products on the most prestige fair in Europe. Almost 5 thousands exhibitors from nearly 90 countries will show their newest products. We invite You to join us in Frankfurt am Main. The central part of our stand will be United Table of Europe, the newest collection designed by Dagmara Rogers.

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Thanks to the unity, Europe became more cosmopolitan than ever before. The fusion of all cultures occurs due to frequent travelling, meetings and common dining. We best experience other customs through direct contact with people which usually pairs with sharing food and talking at the table. The collection United Table of Europe invites to rituals, feasts, communication and dialogue. It promotes friendship, solid relationships and unity.

United Table of Europe I Design: Daga Rogers

United Table of Europe I Design: Daga Rogers

United Table of Europe is porcelain tabletop series with patterns inspired by different European cultures that together form an eclectic set up and can be composed in various ways. United Table of Europe is a new Mix and Match collection that contains traditional and classic motifs from 6 European regions offering a creative pallet of dishes for various table compositions to form new exciting arrangements.

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United Table of Europe I Design: Daga Rogers

United Table of Europe invites to rituals, feasts, communication and dialogue. It promotes friendship, solid relationships and unity. This is the beginning of a diverse landscape that will grow and change while new decorations will be continuously added.

Cmielow Design Studio products You may find on the PFP „Cmielow” i „Chodziez” stand number B51 in mart 6.2. See You there!

The spirit of polish design has reached Germany

16 January 2015

We proudly present Modus Design products: CUBUS II, ZZ, PETIT on international, public, open furniture trade show in Cologne (Germany). The exhibition’s primary focus is contemporary furniture and interior design, but also showcases innovative materials and fabrics and latest architectural lighting design technology. The show regurarly has about 1,500 exhibitors and attracts over 100,000 visitors. The Cologne Furniture Fair is organised since 1949. There will be only six exhibitors on The Spirit of Poland exhibition and Cmielow Design Studio is one of them.

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Modus Design is based in Kielce (Poland) from where it implements projects of local, national and international reach. Since January 2013, it strictly collaborates with Polish Porcelain Factories “Cmielow” and “Chodziez” where Cmielow Design Studio was established under Marek Cecula leadership. Our aim is to express and infuse contemporary spirit into the noble material and to continue exquisite craftsmanship in porcelain art and design.

 IMM Cologne Pure Talents – The Spirit of Poland is supported by Culture.pl and the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf.

Art Food’14 in New York |PHOTO

7 November 2014

Opening (10.11) in New York is the third and last of this international project. The exhibition presents the works of three college students from Polish, UK and the US produced during this year’s edition of the Art Food (01-27.07) in Ćmielów Design Studio Polish Porcelain Factories Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A. in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

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Portfolio Art Food 2014| PHOTO,   Art Food’14 in London Design Week

„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw www.asp.wroc.pl/
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

Support Partners:
Szajnochy 11, http://szajnochy11.pl/
Restaurant “Pod Gryfami”, restauracja.podgryfami.pl
Roundhouse London, www.roundhousedesign.com

“Art Food 2014″ blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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Ćmielów Design Studio on the exhibition “Polish Design: in the middle of” at Dutch Design Week

17 October 2014

The exhibition, which will be show on Saturday (18.10) in Eindhoven is the first such comprehensive exhibition of Polish design in the Netherlands. “Polish Design: in the middle of” will present the work of over 30. Polish designers, producers and project teams, among them the works Ćmielów Design Studio. The exhibition in the Temporary Art Centre is part of the Dutch Dutch Design Week 2014. Exhibition, created in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, will stay until October 26.

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Mix & Match Cosmopolitan Line, Ćmielów Design Studio

The exhibition is an invitation to discover Polish and Polish design. Will show the inspiration of designers, the latest trends, as well as areas of activity of Polish artists: all kinds of crafts, furniture, technology and even toys. The exhibition will show the work of internationally renowned designers such as Oscar Zięta (Zieta Prozessdesign), Space Project, Estimote Poland, Ms. Jurek and Marek Cecula and team Ćmielów Design Studio. The exhibition will be attended by the students of the School of Form, founded by lidewij Edelkoort, Zuzanna Skalska and Peter Voelkel.

Events accompanying the exhibition will be lectures Polish designers, who will talk about methods of work, inspiration and collaboration with industry design. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Bołoz, Polish designer who lives in Eindhoven and designed by Kostas Tsagkas.

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As part of the Dutch Design Week on Saturday (18.10), the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven will be the fifth edition of the Polish Business Forum, which is organized by the Polish Embassy in The Hague and the Association of Polish Entrepreneurs-Netherlands.

The forum is an opportunity to meet and establish new relationships among Polish and Dutch entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of public administration. During this year’s edition of the Forum will be shown examples of Polish innovation in the context of Polish presence in the Dutch Design Week. The Forum takes account of seminars on Polish design and the future of Polish-Dutch economic relations.

“Polish Design: in the middle of”
Dutch Design Week, 18-26.10.2014, at. 11: 00-19: 30 (Sunday 26: 11: 00-18: 00)
TAC – Temporary Art Centre
Vonderweg 1, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Introduction to TAC: 2 euros (pass Dutch Design Week: 1 euro)

Partners:
culture.pl
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Polish – Turkish impressions of Istanbul Design Biennial’14

19 September 2014

Round date of 600 years of diplomatic relations between the two cultures Polish and Turkey, whose anniversary we celebrate this year, awaken creative impressions in the Modus Design. Since the first workshop meeting (07.03) in Istanbul, the project prepared under the curatorial care Marek Cecula take a huge, such as porcelain sizes, Four lengths and widths of two meters. Could it be a measure of 600 years of Polish – Turkish? About this we’ll find out in a month (01.11) at the opening of Istanbul Design Biennial’14.

DSC_0678Barbara Bodziony, graduate calligraphy artist working on sketches for the “Feast of the Word” photo. Sebastian Zimmer
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 The project team “Feast of Words” photo. Sebastian Zimmer

Participants of the project:
from Poland:
Barbara Bodziony
Ewa Landowska
Radosław Nowakowski – chronicler and book artist

Organizers:
Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Modus Design
Tasarim Vakfi Istanbul
Polskie Fabryki Porcelany „Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A.

 

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Więcej o projekcie Uczta Słowa.

Art Food’14 in London Design Week

16 September 2014

Art Food’14 had his next show, this time in London exhibition. In the Roundhouse showroom presented (13.09) students projects implemented under this year Art Food edition. The works shown in a new space, in the elite lounge furnishings and interior design kitchen have become a real and useful character. Curators and hosts the opening ceremony of the London also took care of the culinary setting event. We had a chance to savor the exquisite snacks, good design, good company design enthusiasts, London architects and also interior designers. The exhibition will be open until Sunday (21.09) in the ongoing London Design Festival.

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Londoners at the opening of the exhibition Art Food’14 drawing the lots prizes. One of them was a porcelain cup with the previous one, the first edition of the Art Food.

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Tony Quinn, Senior Lecturer from Central Saint Martins in London with the first prize in the competition Roundhouse (wooden plank kitchen and champagne).

London Art Food’14 planned opening in an exceptional location. In the exclusive lounge presenting high-end kitchen equipment in a commercial spot away from the gallery stage. We showed student pottery projects implemented under Art Food’14 in Ćmielów Design Studio.

Place exhibition of products allowed for a confrontation with the recipient – the user. The vernissage was attended by young Londoners, architects and interior designers. In total, more than one hundred twenty people. The event scheduled for 20:30 in fact lasted until midnight! In project last one, the third opening of the project. See you in NYC.

„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw www.asp.wroc.pl/
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

Support Partners:
Szajnochy 11, http://szajnochy11.pl/
Restaurant “Pod Gryfami”, restauracja.podgryfami.pl
Roundhouse London, www.roundhousedesign.com

“Art Food 2014″ blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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Portfolio Art Food 2014| PHOTO

22 August 2014

Art Food project is a design challenge that responds to a new demand in the culinary culture, which in recent years has expanded into an array of new trends, styles and directions. Today Food Design satisfy also an aesthetics hunger. Second edition of Art Food produced with students from three design college in Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. make a prove that contemporary table architecture maybe as well sophisticated and noble as usable.

Works of participants Art Food 2014 project from Central Saint Martins College London

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Bridgette Chan_Central Saint Martins College w Londynie fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Adri Kelly_CSM Londyn
Adri Kelly_Central Saint Martins College w Londynie fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Amanda Tong_CSM Londyn
Amanda Tong_Central Saint Martins College w Londynie fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Joana Cartaxo
Joana Cartaxo_Central Saint Martins College w Londynie fot. Sebastian Zimmer

Works of participants Art Food 2014 project from Pratt Institute New York

Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Aldana Ferrer Garcia_Pratt Institute w Nowym Jorku fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Sukyung Lee
Sukyung Lee_Pratt Institute w Nowym Jorku fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Nadine Foik
Nadine Foik_Pratt Institute w Nowym Jorku fot. Sebastian Zimmer

Works of participants Art Food 2014 project from Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw

Teresa Milewicz
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Patrycja Śliwińska
Patrycja Śliwińska_Akademia Sztuk Pięknych we Wrocławiu fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Karolina  Bednorz
Karolina  Bednorz_Akademia Sztuk Pięknych we Wrocławiu fot. Sebastian Zimmer
Marta Dachowska
Marta Dachowska_Akademia Sztuk Pięknych we Wrocławiu fot. Sebastian Zimmer

„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw www.asp.wroc.pl/
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

Support Partners:
Szajnochy 11, http://szajnochy11.pl/
Restaurant “Pod Gryfami”, restauracja.podgryfami.pl
Roundhouse London, www.roundhousedesign.com

“Art Food 2014″ blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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“Art Food 2014” exibition in Wroclaw

22 July 2014

Neon Gallery / Art Center – Innovation Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw will present the first of three exhibitions Art Food 2014, carried out in the past three weeks in Ćmielów Design Studio. Students from three universities: Central Saint Martins in London, the Pratt Institute in New York and ASP  E.Gepperta in Wroclaw will present their projects ceramics, being a young look on the dialogue between art of eating,  and design. The opening of the exhibition on Thursday in Wroclaw 24.07 at 5.00 pm. 

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„Art Food 2014” cooperation partners:
Adam Mickiewicz Institiute www.culture.pl
Marek Cecula Modus Design Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw www.asp.wroc.pl/
Central Saint Martins College London, www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Pratt Institute New York, www.pratt.edu/
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A. www.porcelana.com.pl
Ćmielów Design Studio, http://cmielowdesignstudio.wordpress.com/

Support Partners:
Szajnochy 11, http://szajnochy11.pl/
Restaurant “Pod Gryfami”, restauracja.podgryfami.pl
Roundhouse London, www.roundhousedesign.com

“Art Food 2014” blog:
www.artfoodproject.wordpress.com

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„The democratization of the table” exhibition in Qchnia Artystyczna Marty Gessler

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30 June 2014

Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A. exhibit in Qchnia Artystyczna Marty Gessler their latest collections of Ćmielów Design Studio porcelain. Opening of the exhibition “The democratization of the table” on Friday (04.07) in Qchnia Artystyczna at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle. The exhibition display over the weekend until 7th July.

During the opening of the exhibition, tasteful arrangements of well-known culinary designer and owner of Qchnia Artystyczna, Marta Gessler will be dish on products from the latest collection of Ćmielów Design Studio porcelain – Mix & Match. This press luncheon will inaugurate the exhibition “The democratization of the table” PFP “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A.

As part of Warsaw’s event will also include a panel discussion “New Trend Mix & Match – kitchen, restaurant and architecture of the table,” related to the latest concepts in the field of food design. The meeting is planned with the participation of: Marta Gessler, Artistic Director of the ĆDS Marek Cecuła and the Director of the PFP “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A. Inga Kamińska.

Please confirm your coming until 1th July. Applications should be sent to: aneta.grzegorzewska-poltorak@spoldzielniapr.com or monika.tokarska@spoldzielniapr.com

“The democratization of the table”
Qchnia Artystyczna Marty Gessler and
Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A.

Opening: Friday (04.07) 12.00 am

Qchnia Artystyczna
ul. Jazdów 2, Warsaw
Opening hours: thursday – saturday from 12:00 to 23:00, sunday – wednesday from 12:00 to 22:00

Art Food 2014 starts in Ćmielów Design Studio in July

18 June 2014

Food Art Project 2014 is a challenge for ceramic design students and the answer to new requirements in the culinary culture, which has in recent years developed new trends and styles. Traditional plates and bowls no longer sufficient to the creativity and imagination of chefs. There is a high demand for new ceramic serving objects and the Art Food project aims to fill this gap.

This is the second edition of the project. This time, students from three universities, Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw, Central St Maritns College London and Pratt Institute in New York, under the supervision of Marek Cecuła – leader of the project, will realize their designs in Polish Porcelain Factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież”.

Food Art Project gives students a unique opportunity to learn about the design process in realistic conditions and in close collaboration with the manufacturer. It brings a real sense of what  collaboration with customers and the industry means, and what is the transition from concept to mass production, based on a realistic market demand.

This week the selection of submitted proposals has been made and with the beginning of July a group of twelve students will begin their projects in Ćmielów Design Studio.

News of the project will be regularly published on the Art Food 2014 blog.

 

Organizers of the project:
Adam Mickiewicz Institute www.iam.pl
Modus Design, Marek Cecula’s Studio  www.modusdesign.com
Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw www.asp.wroc.pl
Central St Maritns College in London www.arts.ac.uk/csm
Pratt Institute in New York www.pratt.edu
Polish Porcelain Factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” www.porcelana.com.pl

Partners:
Szajnochy 11 Restaurant www.szajnochy11.pl
Roundhouse London  www.roundhousedesign.com

ANATOMY OF EUROPE. UKRAINE, RUSSIA, BELARUS

4 June 2014

The project “The Anatomy of Europe” is a crowning of a triptych of exhibitions of Eastern art basing upon industrial design of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus: …and I was born in Europe (Ukrainian design, on Łódź Design Festival, 2011), God, humour and homeland. Russian design (on Gdynia Design Days festival, 2012) and Belarus. The street which exists not (during Wawa Design Festival, 2013).

The exhibition, planned for mid-2014, is concurrent with celebration of tenth anniversary of Poland’s membership in the European Union. The accession to this integration group, on 1.05.2004, started an important period for development of international dialogue and opening of borders, free access to science and culture of Member States, consolidated integration and stimulated artistic circles in new Europe. Witnessing the actual political situation and intervention actions that followed with turbulent impact upon the world, the project was undergoing serious modification from the outset. Finally it adopts a transnational nature – while concerning local issues, it puts them within an international context.

In this context, only seemingly free from politics, such notions as geopolitics, borders (both national and mental ones), nationality, tradition, territory, cultural space, migrations, community or an individual have assumed new and often ambivalent meanings. The project’s open narration assumed to include several years of studies on art of the areas in question, while the whole thing is summed up and concluded by a retrospective exhibition presented under the Anatomy of Europe project. – writes Ksenia Kaniewska, curator of the exhibition.
“Anatomy of Europe” shows works of Tanya Klimenko from Russia, Olia Gorohova from Belarus and Maria Volokhova from Ukraine, who created the porcelain works during her residency in Ćmielów Design Studio.

The “Anatomy of Europe” is shown during Poznań Design Days 2014.
Visiting the exhibition: 30.05 – 08.06.2014.
Galeria Moejska Arsenał, Poznań

Architectural Digest about avangarde collection of Gloria DOT

23 May 2014

New York  WandtedDesign (05.2014), where a collection of Polish design appeared with the exhibition “NASZ” inspire the influential Architectural Digest Magazine. Among the eight products deserve to be called Must Have of the International WantedDesign 2014 edition, was also a collection of Gloria DOT with Marek Cecula’s decoration.

Gloria DOT is a family of porcelain objects with minimal intervention by the designer in the classic pattern of Ćmielów porcelain. It is an attempt to translate the traditional aesthetics with a modern. The collection was shown as part of the Gosia and Tomek Rygalik curator’s exhibition “NASZ”, organized by culture.pl.

Read the article about the Architectural Digest’s must have finds from Wanted here.

 

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New York WandtedDesign (05.2014), where a collection of Polish design appeared with the exhibition “NASZ” inspire the influential Architectural Digest Magazine. Among the eight products deserve to be called Must Have of the International WantedDesign 2014 edition, was also a collection of Gloria DOT with Marek Cecula’s decoration.


Gloria DOT is a family of porcelain objects with minimal intervention by the designer in the classic pattern of Ćmielów porcelain. It is an attempt to translate the traditional aesthetics with a modern. The collection was shown as part of the Gosia and Tomek Rygalik curator’s exhibition “NASZ”.

Opening of the “NASZ” Exhibition at WantedDesign

19 May 2014

A few quick pics from “NASZ” Exhibition during WantedDesign in New York.

Read more about “NASZ”: http://www.modusdesign.com/2014/05/nasz-collection-at-wanted-design-in-new-york-city/?lang=en

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Marek Cecula with the curators: Gosia and Tomek Rygalik

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GLORIA DOT Set, Polskie Fabryki Porcelany “Ćmielów” i “Chodzież” S.A., interpretation: Marek Cecuła 2013

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“NASZ”
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16-19.05.2014
Opening: 16.05.2014 at 7 pm
Organizer: Culture.pl
Curators: Gosia Rygalik, Tomek Rygalik/Studio Rygalik
“NASZ” project’s website

 

Look into my mind at the Foto – Obiekt exhibition

16 May 2014

Marek Cecula’s “Look into my mind” (2001) it’s an intermedia work, link sculpture and photography in one object. It is one of the many interesting objects shown at the exhibition of Jagna Olejnikowska and Leszek Golec “Photo – object”. The exhibition presents a various collection of foto – objects both from the 60’s and from modern times. “Look into my mind” with the exhibition “Photo – object” will be seen in the Gallery BWA in Kielce by the end of May.

The act of looking into the artistís mind, is in this work a physical invitation designed for the viewer. The viewer must make a decision to either follow his curiosity and pip into the designated opening,
or to ignore it. The main content of this work is hidden in its interior. In the cavity of the form there are images (visible in dim light penetrating through translucent porcelain) representing the personal life of the artist within a private and mysterious atmosphere. They are biographical and the content might be banal for the stranger. Nevertheless, the stories of the artistís private life are in public domain now, and serve as the only diversity between these five forms, indicating the many multifaceted representations of the artist life.

– Marek Cecula’s “Look into my mind” for us is one of many interesting works of this exhibition – says Jagna Olejnikowska, curator of the exhibition “Photo – Object” – is an example of an interesting combination: image and ceramic. Ceramic heads are an amazing space for the exposure of an image – adds curator.

At the same time with the “Look into my mind” at the exhibition will be able to see the works of outstanding Polish artists in photo – object 60’s and 70’s of the twentieth century, from the time when the Polish photo – object begining in art history. Curators will also presents premiere contemporary realizations.

Artists: Janusz Bałdyga, Kuba Bąkowski, Jacek Bąkowski, Janusz Bąkowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Sławomir Belina, Bożena Biskupska, Wojciech Bruszewski, Marek Cecula, Krzysztof Cichosz, Tomasz Ciecierski, Lucjan Demidowski, Leszek Golec, Jerzy Grzegorski, Łódź Kaliska, Jerzy Kalina, Magdalena Krajewska, Edward Krasiński, Jacek Kryszkowski, Henryk Kuś, Natalia LL, Katarzyna Majak, Jacek Malicki, Tomasz Matuszak, Krzysztof Morcinek, Marek Piasecki, Waldemar Pranckiewicz, Grzegorz Przyborek, Jagoda Przybylak, Józef Robakowski, Andrzej Różycki, Robert Rumas, Zofia Rydet, Zygmunt Rytka, Zdzisław Słomski, Andrzej Świetlik, Jerzy Truszkowski, Jan St. Wojciechowski, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Wojciech Zasadni, Joanna Zemanek.

“Photo – object “
Curators : Jagna Olejnikowska & Leszek Golec
Partners of the exhibition: Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku,
Związek Polskich Artystów Fotografików Okręg Warszawski

Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych

ul. Kapitulna, Kielce
Opening: 17.05.2014 18.00 pm
Exhibition : 17.05 – 06.01.2014

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NASZ Collection at Wanted Design in New York City

12 May 2014

The NASZ exhibition of Polish design opens on 16 May 2014 at Wanted Design in New York and will last for 4 days. It will be the first such extensive exhibition of Polish design in the United States organized by Culture.pl. The New York audience will have a chance to see the results of an experiment set up by the curators.

NASZ is a low-key, cross-sectional collection of modern design that comprises items designed and manufactured in Poland. It presents the result of a research project initiated by the curators with a keen interest in exploring material culture through the prism of resourcefulness acquired in times of shortage. A number of renowned figures in the fields of product design, graphics, illustration, typography and multimedia as well as design students, producers and craftsmen were asked to join in with the venture.

The unique projects created especially for the exhibition are the result of experimenting with industrial processes and questioning the material properties and structure of objects. Some of these act as modifications of products available on the market, others have been brought to life for this very event.

The curators of the exhibit, Tomek and Gosia Rygalik state: Many objects of daily use remain unappreciated as they are modest, common, and omnipresent. Indeed, their beauty lies in their coherence, authenticity and simplicity and their main goal is to stand the test of time. To create such objects is the greatest challenge for a designer. This collection is the result of searching for items that fulfil the needs, without being excessive or bizarre. It features new versions of successful products alongside fresh pieces potential of which has not yet been discovered.

NASZ collection is an outcome of a research and development project that has worked as a catalyst of the creativity based on the resourcefulness in design. Characteristic for the times of austerity, the resourcefulness, when confronted with the possibilities of contemporary design and advanced and innovative industry, becomes an exceptional design strategy of an invaluable capacity.

Modus Design will be represented by the “Gloria Dot” porcelain set, branded by Polish Porcelain Factory “Chodzież”, with an exclusive decoration designed by Marek Cecuła. “During the long history of porcelain, the manufacturers  had created large amount of fine china sets which still exist in circulation in their classic appearance and with gold rich décor. It is the timeless syndrome in porcelain production keeping traditional esthetics alive as icons of value.

Gloria Dot is an attempt to reposition classic material from the past into contemporary language with minimum intervention. The aim was to bring the collection of various forms into unified group by symbolic décor that acts as a visual bond.” – says Marek Cecuła about the project.

“NASZ”
WantedDesign
Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, New York 
16-19.05.2014
Opening: 16.05.2014 at 7 pm
Organizer: Culture.pl
Curators: Gosia Rygalik, Tomek Rygalik/Studio Rygalik
“NASZ” project’s website

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More info: culture.pl/en/event/nasz-at-wanteddesign-new-york

ART FOOD 2014 PROJECT IS LAUNCHED

24 April 2014

The Art Food project of the year 2014 is starting. It’s an international culinary project for design students, leaded by Marek Cecuła and implemented under the patronage of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

During the last year’s edition, students of the School of Form in Poznań and the Royal College of Art in London designed ceramic dishes that combined arts with the humanities and the outcome of the project was presented at exhibitions in Poznań, London and Łódź.

This year we will be working with the following partners: The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (Poland), Central St. Martins College, London (UK) and Pratt Institute, New York (USA).

The project has started in April in Wrocław with a students’ visit to the kitchens of two great restarants in search of inspiration. See the photo relation here, follow the news from the project on the Art Food 2014 blog artfoodproject.wordpress.com or browse through the last year’s edition on artfood2013.wordpress.com.

The Art Food 2014 project is co-organised by:
Adam Mickiewicz Institute www.iam.pl
Modus Design Studio Marka Cecuły www.modusdesign.com
Polish Porcelain Factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” www.porcelana.com.pl

 

FEAST OF WORDS – FIRST MEETING IN ISTANBUL

11 April 2014

On the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the Polish-Turkish diplomatic relationships, Modus Design inaugurates a project which will bring together artists, designers and calligraphers from both countries.

The project will be lead by Marek Cecula,  renowned ceramic artist and designer, and realized under the patronage of Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Poland, as a part of an ongoing program promoting Polish culture abroad.

The result of  this synergy will be the creation of visual material originating particularly from the interpretation of calligraphy, illustration and lettering found in the liturgical texts and poetry that are deeply rooted in both cultures. The invited calligraphers and designers will build concepts of integrated graphic material with a common visual message and based on the background of separate traditions, which will be then adapted to ceramic decoration.

The project will result with a large table setting installation which is planning to be shown on Istanbul Design Biennial in the Fall of 2014.

The first meeting was held in Istanbul on April 7th, in the seat of Tasarim Vakfi Istanbul foundation. The program included the introduction to the celebration of the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey and a general introduction to the project. During the discussion and brainstorming, the artists explored possible directions of development of the project, possibilities of decorating porcelain and creating a chronicle that will include the project documentation in the form of an artist’s book by Radosław Nowakowski.

The next meeting is planned for August 2014 and will take place in Polish Porcelain Factory “Ćmielów”.

Participants of the project:
from Poland:
Barbara Bodziony
Ewa Landowska
Radosław Nowakowski – chronicler and book artist
from Turkey:
Emine Geçtan
Dilara Yarcı

Organizers:
Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Modus Design
Tasarim Vakfi Istanbul
Polskie Fabryki Porcelany „Ćmielów” i „Chodzież” S.A.

Więcej o projekcie Uczta Słowa.

 

POLISH JOB in Milan

8 April 2014

An exhibition of Polish design, POLISH JOB, opens at Ventura Lambrate during one of the world’s leading design fairs – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

POLISH JOB is intended to introduce the international audience to contemporary Polish design based on local traditions, respect for the past and bold, forward-looking, innovative solutions. The curators of the project are the Łódź Design Festival and Magda Kochanowska.

The objects presented at the exhibition represent three complementary strands. One is LOCALITY: design growing out of local traditions defined by available materials, such as flax, wood and coal. The strand LOCALITY includes art pieces created by Emilia Pyza, Rygalik Studio, Kosmos Project, Beza Project, Maria Witecka, Magda Jonas-Poławska, Kaja Nosal, Bogna Polańska, and Roma Skuza.

The strand NOSTALGIA features objects which neatly allude to Social Realism and process selected elements of the culture of that era in a smart dialogue with the past. Adam Tomaszewski, Romet Team, Roman Modzelewski, Piotr Kuchciński, Ćmielów Design Studio, and Dawid Ryski will present their work. In this part, the Blue Line collection by Marek Cecula nad Daga Rogers will be exhibited.

INNOVATION showcases solutions which implement state-of-the-art technology and global trends. Designers Bartek Mejor, Piotr Chuchla, Nonegrupa, Halina Kamińska, Jakub Koźniewski, Piotr Barszczewski and Krzysztof Goliński will be presented in this section.

The first two strands capture the specificity of Polish design and its distinctness by reaching back into the past. The third strand puts Polish design in an international context and relates to new technologies: it reveals the fascinating area of exploration where Polish designers touch on the same issues and speak the same language as the world’s leading designers.

The POLISH JOB exhibition is accompanied by workshops. Visitors can also print out miniatures of selected exhibits on a 3D printer.

POLISH JOB during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April 2014 is a continuation of projects from previous years. The exhibition concept emerged from an international jury (including Zuzanna Skalska, Will Sorrell, Michał Stefanowski) in a competition organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in January 2014.

The exhibition in Milan is organised by culture.pl.

Address:
Undai 8, Ventura Lambrate
Via Ventura 6, 20134 Milan, Italy
8-12.04.2014, 10.00 ‒ 20.00
13.04.2014, 10.00 ‒ 18.00
Opening:
9.04.2014, 20.00 ‒ 22.00

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Blue Line, Marek Cecuła, Daga Rogers 2013, fot. S. Zimmer

 

 

ARENA DESIGN 2014

19 February 2014

From 18 to 21 February 2014, Arena Design trade fair is held in Poznań, Poland. Arena is a unique venue for business meetings of producers and designers in Poland, as well as a space for the presentation of the latest achievements in the field of design.

The motto of the 6th edition of Arena DESIGN is “MATERIALS”. The theme refers to global trends in the search for innovative solutions or using commonly known materials for completely new purposes. The search often takes the form of a game or experiment, but it also has very measurable effects leading to reduction of production costs, reduction of negative effects on the environment or increased product durability.

Modus Design is showing up in two locations this year:

1. Stand of Paged company, a Polish furniture producer, where the furniture will be presented with porcelain objects from Ćmielów Design Studio line. Come to visit us in the hall 7A, stand 14.

2. The zone of activities organized by nowymodel.org, which includes exhibitions, creative workshops and technological consultations. At the exhibition „Next door design” we’ll present the works from Corundum series of Marek Cecuła. Corundum is a mineral makeup of rubies and sapphires, used mainly in the industry for its extreme durability. Marek Cecuła recognized its special
proprieties and a unique palette of colors, creating a series of special vessels with the qualities unobtainable in conventional porcelain.

more info [pl only]

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MIX&MATCH – new concept for Frankfurt Ambiente 2014

7 February 2014

MIX & MATCH Cosmopolitan Series is a  system especially designed for contemporary tableware, offering a creative pallet of hard-paste porcelain to match numerous table compositions into new exciting arrangements.

Mix & Match is a contemporary urban approach to the dining table. It is based on the principle of eclectic synchronization, which undermines the traditional code of matching chinaware into one unified style.

The collection was designed by Marek Cecuła and Modus Design for Polish Porcelain “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” and will be produced under a new brand Ćmielów Design Studio.

– We designed an open system of patterns and colors that offers new options in customizing compositions of tabletop for domestic and restaurant setup – says Marek Cecuła.

The collection is composed from porcelain plates in 4 sizes, with 5 patterns in 4 color variations: black, grey, cobalt and gold. Additional elements are available separately in 4 neutral color décors.

Mix & Match Cosmopolitan collection will be presented for the first time at Ambiente 2014 fair in Frankfurt am Main, from 7 to 11 February 2014, hall 6.2, stand A48*B51.

Touch of blue

6 February 2014

Design: Marek Cecula, Daga Rogers
2001
Porcelain, cobalt

These forms are touched by hand liberating them from a monotonous mass-production process. The gesture of blue enhances the whiteness of porcelain, creating continuous display of elegance.The plate becomes a canvas for food arrangements, making a table the landscape for composing patterns of blue.

TOUCH of BLUE

Ambiente 2014 trade fair in Frankfurt

20 January 2014

From 7 to 11 February, Ćmielów Design Studio shows up at the Ambiente 2014 fair in Frankfurt.

Ambiente is the leading international trade fair for products for the table, kitchen, household, giving and decorating, as well as for home and furnishing accessories. Ambiente is an event distinguished by superlatives and unrivalled worldwide thanks to its unique horizontal and vertical range of products. With three product sections (Dining, Giving and Living), Ambiente presents the complete range of consumer goods for the household. Ambiente is not only the sector’s launching pad for new products but also the venue for a wide variety of events, promotional programs for young designers, trend shows and awards ceremonies.

Ćmielów Design Studio presents its new collection: Mix & Match Cosmopolitan – a system especially designed for contemporary tableware, that offers a creative pallet of hard-paste porcelain to match numerous table compositions into new exciting arrangements.

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Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre
7 to 11 February 2014
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Polish Porcelain “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” fair stands:
6.2 A 48 i 6.2 B 51

About Gastronomy from Three Disciplines

3 December 2013

Polish Gastronomy: Inside the Global Avant Garde, that took place last Saturday in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, brought together three of Poland’s exceptional talents in the field of gastronomy – each working in a specialised area within the industry: Wojciech Modest Amaro, Ryan Bromley and Marek Cecuła. As individuals, their work is respected throughout the world for its innovation and contribution to advancing the global discourse within their disciplines. Together, they represent Poland as standard-bearers in the field of gastronomy.

This event presented snapshots of the work of these three individuals, hosting discussions about the most progressive directions in the field of gastronomy, current challenges, and new approaches that are being adopted to advance the industry. These mature discussions moved beyond the sensuality of food to explore the most exciting and promising directions in the burgeoning academic field of Gastronomy.

Presentations were made by each of the speakers, after which a panel discussion engaged the issues in greater detail, fielding questions from the audience. The event ended with an interactive workshop run by Wojciech, Marek & Ryan.

Programme was co-organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

 

Modus Design and DLLER in common furniture collection

21 November 2013

Marek Cecula’s studio once again proves that their design is not just ceramics. In cooperation with the furniture manufacturer DLLER, multidisciplinary design studio took on a workshop yet another interesting topic: furniture design. Modus shows the versatility of its workshop, and DLLER launches furniture, combining beautiful form, names that are important for Polish design, and innovative solutions.

Existing since 1996 brand DLLER is now a leading Polish manufacturer of wooden furniture whose audience is mainly the western market. The cosmopolitan way of thinking about design joined Modus and DLLER in a common project. – This is a new path and a new direction for us. The next stage, which allows us to expand our activities and creative thinking – says Marek Cecuła.

– Successful debut a few years ago with Wayne Maxwell Design from the UK, was extremely evolutionary idea. Co-operation with designers is not new to us, but the design solutions proposed by Modus Design – yes – says Tomasz Wozniak, founder and owner of DLLER.

Modus Design Studio together with the brand DLLER will soon offer a new concept of furniture. The newly developed projects will provide a clear alternative to existing products on the furniture market. – What is interesting  in this endeavor, it is of course an aesthetic dimension. Ability to present new product quality, which will combine two noble materials: wood and ceramics in a piece of furniture – says Cecuła. – The opportunities we see in this new venture are extremely broad and inspiring – he adds.

Designs proposed by Modus are based on an innovative combination of materials, but also pay attention to the aesthetics of form and its sources which can be found, among others, in the cultures of the Far East. A balanced, geometric design of the first project, a bench Nu designed by Bartek Jędrzejewski, finds its archetype in the Japanese alphabet.

DLLER – synonymous of a unique design and superior performance – opens for design of not only a great form, but also a rich cultural context.

Signature collection by Modus Design for DLLER is an interesting idea, not only in the field of furniture design. Cecula’s studio will also propose additional forms that will complement the furniture arrangements with ceramic art and design.

Currently Modus and Dller are working to develop their second product together.

Dller Furniture www.dller.pl
Bartek Jędrzejewski www.projektywnetrz.pl

LINK TO PRODUCTION. Meeting in „Ćmielów”

A practical workshop for German designers,  realized in the frame of “Link to production” project and leaded by Marek Cecuła, is ending this week in Cmielów Design Studio. During this work symposium, a group of selected Berlin based design studios has developed innovative products for the CDS brand.

„Link to Production” project is an effect of a coordinated collaboration between the IDZ (Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin) and Ćmielów Design Studio – new brand of Polish Porcelain Factories „Ćmielów” and „Chodzież” S.A.

The project started in September, when, after the first selection of the projects, the designers where invited to the pre-meeting in Ćmielów. During a study visit to the oldest Polish porcelain factory, they explored the possibilities and the conditions of work in the factory and got to know the expectations of Ćmielów Design Studio concerning the products they were supposed to work on. The second phase of the project was the individual development of the ideas, preparing models and casting moulds. In November, “Link into production” entered into the final stage: working on the prototypes of new porcelain products in Ćmielów Design Studio, under the supervision of Marek Cecuła, art director of the studio.

At the press meeting held in Ćmielów last week, Inga Kamińska, the chairman of the board of Polish Porcelain Factories, explained the meaning of the project in the context of the whole company’s goals:

– Our priority for the next few years is to expand and strengthen our position in the European, African and American markets. Evaluation of new possibilities, taking into account in the production process the international and cultural differences in the way of using porcelain – these challenges are possible to achieve thanks to our educational projects and international collaboration of Ćmielów Design Studio. Link to production, run together with IDZ, is a good example.

After the official part of the meeting and a tour of the factory, the journalists of the leading Polish media had a chance to have individual talks to the German designers and know the project presented by their authors.

Participants of the project:
Claudia Zachow i Steffen Leuschner (www.creagens.de)
Hermann August Weizenegger (www.hermannaugustweizenegger.de)
Mark Braun (www.markbraun.org)
Maria Volokhova (www.volokhova.com)
Álbio Nascimento, Kathi Stertzig (www.the-home-project.com)
Johanna Spath, Johannes Tsopanides (www.shapesinplay.com)
Anna Badur (www.annabadur.de)
Joa Herrenknecht (www.joa-herrenknecht.com)

Organizers:
Internazional Design Zentrum (IDZ)
www.idz.de, www.berlinpoland.eu

Ćmielów Design Studio, Polish Porcelain Factories „Ćmielów” and „Chodzież” S.A.
www.cmielowdesignstudio.com
www.porcelana.com.pl

For more info, visit:
http://berlinpoland.eu and http://facebook.com/berlinpoland
Program „Berlin Poland 2013-2014”, organized by Internazional Design Zentrum (IDZ)
in Berlin, is a network building project, linking Berlin based creative businesses and the Polish economy. The project supports cross-border network building by intersecting mutually interested professionals and complementory potentialities of the creative metropole Berlin and the expanding Polish economy.

Project activities include workshops for companies and organisations, B2B meetings, conferences or exhibitions. The activities aim at building sustained relationships by promoting design as a strategic economic factor. Particularly in rapidly growing economies such as Poland design is a significant positive factor – creating additional benefits and raising international competitiveness.

The project „Design Innovation & Exchange Programme | Berlin Poland 2013-2014“ is federally funded through the Berlin based programme “Netzwerkbildung Mittel- und Osteuropa” (Network Building in Central and Eastern Europe), co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

 

Marek Cecuła nominated to Design Alive Awards

4 November 2013

Design Alive Awards are the first Polish awards for an original and creative responsiveness for human needs. These ambitious prizes are given each year to creators and promoters of solutions, products, services and spaces created from the synegy of design, technology, ecology and business, with the consciousness of changes taking place in the world and society.

The prizes are awarded in three categories: ANIMATOR / STRATEGIST / CREATOR. We are proud to announce that Marek Cecuła, the Art director of Ćmielów Design Studio, was nominated to the DDA in the category: STRATEGIST.

The winners will be announced during the ceremony that takes place on Thursday, 21st Nov, in Warsaw.

More info: designalive.pl/awards

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Łódź Design Festival 2013

22 October 2013

Lodz Design Festival had opened with a huge crowd on Thursday, 17th Oct. The energy was fantastic as hundreds of creative people had gathered at Targowa Street in Lodz.

There were intensive talks, loud laughs, exchange of thoughts and ideas between designers, media, clients and the general public . If you were not there for the opening, you still have a chance to come as the Festival closes next Sunday, October 27th.

This year’s theme “It’s All About Humanity”. This is the first time the festival program has been structured according to three key themes: CONSUMPTION, COHABITATION and INTERACTION.

Ćmielów Design Studio shows up in three locations, all in the Festival Centre, Tagowa Street:

– Main exhibition of Ćmielów Design Studio, Diversity in Porcelain: Ist floor
Art Food 2013: IInd floor
– Must Have – exhibition of the competition in which New Atelier and Touch of Blue sets were awarded: Ist floor

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Opening of Ćmielów Design Studio

2 October 2013

Ćmielów Design Studio, created since January 2013 by the Polish Porcelain Factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” under the direction of Marek Cecula, has officially started its activities in Ćmielów porcelain factory. Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski has officially opened the Studio. At the meeting with the invited guests he said: “This is the proof that culture is not the area to which you have to financially contribute, but it is also a source of income. ”He also emphasized that Ministry of Culture will endeavor to ensure that young people will continue to receive the proper conditions of higher education, because he sees the initiative of companies, such as Polish Porcelain Factories, which projects open the industry for the arts and ”are proof how big there is a need  to educate young artists, encouraging creativity and ingenuity.“

The core of Ćmielów Design Studio activities are design and education. ”We are anxious that this is where young Polish and foreign designers will seek inspiration and transform their ideas into finished products. They have a unique opportunity to come into contact with a rich tradition and timeless designs that were created here in Ćmielów for hundreds of years ” – said the art director of CDS, Marek Cecula .

During the inauguration we hosted designers from Berlin, who participate in the program Link to Production that is being executed in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) – the institution operating since 1968 and implementing projects in the areas of business, design and culture, as well as participants of CDS Residence program Katarzyna Borkowska  and Tomasz Pydo. The programs are designed to create projects that will develop a contemporary collection for Ćmielów Design Studio.

Moreover, in the studio, the resident Agnieszka Tomalczyk had demonstrated new possibilities of modern technology, three-dimensional printing, which currently support the traditional modeling in plaster. With these new techniques, we obtain shapes and forms difficult and time-consuming or impossible to make by a man. “Today, a designer does not work only with paper and pencil – but these are still his working basis. We must appreciate modern technologies that help to design and accelerate the creative process” – said Cecula.

The ceremony ended with a presentation of Arek Szwed’s photography, exposed in the factory’s hall, and with the cello concert of  Agnieszka Jasiak from Kielce Philharmonic.

Creative Mixer in Soho Factory

5 September 2013

Creative Mixer is a cycle of meetings organized by the British Council and the Capital City of Warsaw.

The subject of the forthcoming meeting is Food Design, and the invited guests are Francesca Zampollo, Gosia Rygalik and Marek Cecuła.

Discussion in Polish and Englih / admission free (prior registration necessary)

See you on Friday, September 13th at 6pm in Soho Factory!

Details and registration:
www.sohofactory.pl/content/13-wrzesnia-2013-creative-mixer-8

Sao Paulo Design Weekend, The Spirit of Poland

5 August 2013

The exhibition of Polish design, with the “Nature” collection by Modus Design, will be presented at the largest design festival in Brazil, DW! São Paulo Design Weekend between 15th and 18th August 2013. The exhibition is the continuation of The Spirit of Poland initiative, started as an independent initiative of Polish designers. Its aim is to present the value and the potential of the dynamically growing Polish brands at the international forum.

The key to selecting the objects in this year’s edition is the spirit and soul of material. The exhibition presents the relationship between the designer and their materials through a series of objects and materials that were the starting point for their creation. Their form reflects the designers’ fascination with the material and direct relationship between the initial idea, a human hand and the material itself.

www.spiritofpoland.pl/en/

“Must have” for New Atelier and Touch of Blue

26 July 2013

We’re glad to inform that two collections of porcelain designed by Modus for Ćmielów Design Studio were awarded in must have contest 2013, organized by  Łódź Design Festival.

Must have is a project consisting of a contest and an exhibition, first organized in 2011. Within the scope of the contest, the Expert Board comprised of media representatives and important design centers selected the items that they found most interesting and deserving of attention as items which represent the current trends in design.

The works chosen by the expert board will be displayed at an exhibition that accompanies the Łódź Design Festival 2013.

Read more about the contest and see this year’s winners.

ART FOOD in July in Ćmielów Design Studio

28 June 2013

Marta Szostek, Agata Dąbrowska, "Into Pieces", fot: Marta Szostek
Marta Szostek, Agata Dąbrowska, “Into Pieces”, fot: Marta Szostek

In the Art Food project, students of the School of Form in Poznań and the Royal College of Art in London will design ceramic dishes that combine arts with the humanities. In the first phase of the project, through design, anthropology and cooking workshops, programme participants have discovered the cultural dimensions of eating and test how the taste and preparation of food determine the way it is served. In July they will realize their ideas in porcelain in Ćmielów Design Studio, Poland.
The outcome of the three-step workshop will be presented at exhibitions in Poznań, London and Łódź. The project is implemented under the patronage of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of a programme which promotes Polish design abroad.

The objective of the Art Food project is to offer design education outside university walls. Design students of the School of Form and the Royal College of Art working under the guidance of Marek Cecuła – Project Leader, a prominent artist, designer and teacher – will create ceramic dishes using the tools of industrial production offered by Poland’s oldest china manufacturer: Zakłady Porcelany Ćmielów.

“Art Food is an international project which integrates many areas: the world of design and the ceramic industry, educational and professional activity, as well as working methods and experiences of different cultures. We go out of school to enter real life. As a result, students acquire valuable professional experience, crucial to their careers in design which may also follow directions other than ceramics. A thorough knowledge of the trade pays off later in the career even if its path leads elsewhere,” said Marek Cecuła, Art Food Project Leader.

“The project provides professional experience and opens the door to future collaboration between young designers and the Polish ceramic industry. Key features of the project include cultural integration, exchange of views and experience through shared activities,” said Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Domestic Design Faculty Supervisor.

Twelve project participants – 6 from each school – were qualified for the final phase of the project at Ćmielów. They will work under the guidance of faculty from both schools at Zakłady Porcelany Ćmielów for three weeks. Works of students of the Royal College of Art and the School of Form – 12 sets of dishes – will be presented at the following exhibitions: Concordia Design in Poznań – 25 July 2013, London Design Festival – September 2013, and Festival of Design in Łódź – October 2013.

The Art Food project is co-organised by:

Adam Mickiewicz Institute www.iam.pl
Modus Design Studio Marka Cecuły Royal College of Art, London www.rca.ac.uk
School of Form, Poznań www.sof.edu.pl
Zakłady Porcelany Ćmielów www.porcelana-cmielow.pl

Project partners and guests:
Atelier Amaro www.atelieramaro.pl
Concordia Design, Poznań www.concordiadesign.pl
Launceston Place, London www.launceston-restaurant.co.uk
William Sitwell www.williamsitwell.com

Project blog:
www.artfood2013.wordpress.com

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? Exhibition in Tbilisi

20 June 2013

„What’s for breakfast? Design from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia in Georgia”
Writer’s House of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
24.06 – 3.07.2013

 

Curated by: Creative Project Foundation
www.creativeprojectfoundation.com

Press release
What’s for breakfast? Catalogue

NEW ATELIER Ćmielów Design Studio

5 June 2013

NEW ATELIER is an example of modern Polish ceramic design. According to the mix and match idea, single elements of the set, as well as colours of decorations, can be freely arranged.

In such a way personal, private set can be created. NEW ATELIER can be both a uniform colour dinner service for a large family and a multicolour breakfast set for two.
With this set, we want to show you how to play with porcelain!

The collection is available in two versions:
white with no decorations and decorated with graphic  BLUE, RED, GREEN stripes.

Produced by “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” Polish Porcelain Factories.

On sale from August 2013.

www.cmielowdesignstudio.com

ART FOOD PROJECT SOON IN ĆMIELÓW

29 May 2013

This week, the Art Food Project moved to a new phase. After an intensive series of design, anthropology and cooking workshops, programme participants have discovered the cultural dimensions of eating and tested how the taste and preparation of food determine the way it is served.

During a workshop run by Marek Cecuła, leader of the project, students started their work with experimentation and the first working prototypes were created. After the final evaluation, 6 most promising projects from each school were selected. In July, the 12 students are invited for 3 weeks to the Cmielow Porcelain Factory, where the production phase will start.

The ART FOOD project is carried out under the auspices of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. More up-to-date info about the project on the blog.

 

Wroclove Design Festival 2013

8 May 2013

We invite you for the first edition of The International Festival of Good Projects WrocLOVE Design 2013, where we’ll show contemporary Polish porcelain produced under the brand Ćmielów Design Studio.

When: 9-12 May 2013
Where: Centennial Hall, Wroclaw (Poland) + interesting public places
Stand 90  

Wroclove Design website: www.wroclovedesign.pl/en
More info on our blog and our Facebook site.

 

Ćmielów Design Studio officialy set up

25 April 2013

This week, in the “Ćmielów” Porcelain Factory, the official agreement about the creation of the Ćmielów Design Studio was signed up.

In his speech, Marek Cecuła, the artistic director of the ĆDS, underlined the importance of the Ćmielów Design Studio not only for our company and for the “Ćmielów” Factory, but also for the development of Polish design. It is a unique space, that will serve as a design studio for the factory, but at the same time will be open for the designers from Poland and abroad, giving them an opportunity to develop their own project in porcelain through the Residency Program. Marek Cecuła compared the Ćmielów Design Studio to a ceramic think-tank, dedicated to experimentation and searching for new technological solutions in the porcelain industry.

Inga Kamińska, the chairman of the Polish Porcelain Factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież”, commented that the signing of the agreement concurs with the fusion of two biggest Polish porcelain factories. It is a historic moment, in which over 200-year long tradition of producing fine polish porcelain meets with the intention of creating a modern, well-designed product, available for an average consumer. This plans will soon be materialised under a new brand: Ćmielów Design Studio.

 

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