Oskar Zięta - Polish Designs Polish Designers

Date

2 july – 12 november

Place:

City Zone

As users, we can see that design surrounds us every day. The completed projects of buildings, objects, technical devices make our world. But what makes a given design good? How to distinguish good design from poor design? Finally: how does a good product come into being?

We want to answer those and other questions  through exhibitions organized in the Museum of the City of Gdynia within the PPPP cycle – Polskie Projekty Polscy Projektanci (Polish Designs Polish Designers).

At the exhibition "Oskar Zięta. Polish Designs Polish Designers“ at the Museum of the City of Gdynia we want to present Oskar Zięta both as a designer of products and industrial design brands as well as a designer of technology and innovator. We will show how he combined his engineering knowledge gained in Poland and abroad with the sensitivity of an artist. At the exhibition we will present the full spectrum of his activities, presenting the artist's profile, his successes and achievements which strenghtened the image of Polish design abroad. By presenting the aesthetic and practical side of design, we will prove that Oskar Zieta is an innovator, as exemplified by his FiDU technology, which was created at the point of contact between design, art and craftsmanship.

We will also show a more pragmatic side of design by presenting Zięta’s branded modular furniture sets Pakiet and 3+ in a practical, usable form, in a variety of arrangements.

We invite active national designers, representatives of different generations to participate in the PPPP cycle, so that the spectrum of Polish design will be as wide and full as possible.

More information at www.muzeumgdynia.pl

Speaker:

  • PhD, graduate of art history and Polish studies at the University of Gdansk, as well as postgraduate studies of cultural managers at the Warsaw School of Economics. She directs the Art Department of the Museum of the City of Gdynia. She had organized exhibitions, took part in scientific conferences and has numerous publications. She is an author and co-ordinator of the museum projects co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She is the co-curator (with Barbara Banaś) of the first exhibition of the series "Polish Designs Polish Designers" - Zbigniew Horbowy.

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  • Based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Izabela Bołoz is a Polish curator and designer. She studied social science in Wroclaw and Zurich before moving on to study design at Kingston University and Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2011, she established her own studio in the Netherlands. Clients include cultural institutions, local governments and international brands. Her projects are as diverse as her background, ranging from installations in public space, to functional objects and curation of exhibitions. She is currently a tutor at the Technical University Eindhoven and at the School of Form in Poznan.

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