Organizator: Iwona Loranc
Curator: Anna Grużewska
During the Lodz Design Festival “Dom&Wnętrze” magazine is organizing the exhibition “RE: Products”. The exhibition is accompanying the publication two special issues of the magazine “Academy of Design, Designers” and “Academy of Design, Icons” (premiere will be during Lodz Design). The exhibition shows Polish icons of design from the Polish People’s Republic period, but put into production only recently (e.g. RM 58 seat, variable height rack, “Coffee and Cigarettes” table by Raymond Theophilus Halas, Kowalski’s chair) complement Joseph Chierowski’s chair, Ćmielów figurines and newly restored objects from the former era.
The exhibition is not a sentimental journey to the days of communism. It is focused on showing the versatility of Polish designers working in the 60s and 70s. The design icons of that time, which are put in production again these days, blend perfectly with contemporary design and interiors.
We believe that the exhibition is an opportunity to talk about the condition of Polish design, both in the past and present, as well as a chance to reflect on the concept of “design icons”, especially in the context of home design.