Kurator: Grzegorz Musiał
Autor: Paweł Grobelny
A minimalist form and playing with the balance is a continued exploration of the boundaries between non-functional and functional objects, launched earlier by the Un/functional design. Structures are so balanced that after filling them up with books or magazines, they become stable, thus changing their function. Using these objects makes them transform from abstract structures into functional furniture.
Paweł Grobelny – designer, exhibition curator and lecturer working in Poland and abroad. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Lyon and Paris. In 2009, he was selected in Brussels to the prestigious group of “100 Young Creative Talents” in the framework of the Year of Creativity and Innovation of the European Union. His works are in the collections of, among others, the Design Museum in Munich and the National Museum in Warsaw. Apart from designing for the industry, Paweł Grobelny also designs his own collections, often commissioned by galleries and cultural institutions. His works have been presented at such events as Vienna Design Week, Paris Design Week, Tokyo Design Week, Seoul Design Olympiad and Biennale Design Saint-Etienne. He is particularly interested in projects combining art and design. He gets on well both with the industry and with cultural institutions. Apart from designing and curatorship he also writes about design for 2+3D, a design quarterly.