Polska Design Programme

Since its founding, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has implemented projects aimed at presentations of Polish design in the international arena. Design serves as a platform for showcasing contemporary Polish culture in order to inspire the international audience and artists with Polish design and to promote Polish creativity and innovativeness. To build and strengthen the reputation of Polish design in the international sphere, the Polska Design Programme continuously works with leading Polish designers and curators and organises exhibitions of Polish design at the sector’s most important international events. Since 2014, the Institute runs the Let’s Exhibit programme, which supports young Polish designers in presenting their work at fairs and festivals around the world.

The Institute has completed a wide range of design projects including the historical exhibition Back to Front at La Triennale in Milan, the award-winning A Matter of Things at the London Design Biennale 2018, MYKOsystem at the XXII Triennale di Milano. Since 2011, the Institute has published a series of books on Polish design, including Out of the Ordinary (2011), Polish Design Uncut (2013), the award-winning VeryGraphic. Polish Designers of the 20th Century (2015) and The ABCs of Polish Design (2017), as well as a multimedia guidebook to the history of Polish design.

Since 2017, the Polska Design Programme has developed projects in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including The ABCs of Polish Design exhibition presented at the leading design festivals in the region, while supporting the presence of Polish design at key international fairs and festivals.

The key to the success of the Polska Design Programme is working with partners, including London Design Festival, Milan Design Week, Vienna Design Week, WantedDesign, London Design Biennale, DesignBlok, Budapest Design Week, Dutch Design Week and La Triennale di Milano.

A new area of focus of the Polska Design Programme is to present Polish fashion abroad. The Institute takes a broad range of initiatives to introduce and support Polish fashion designers internationally, from participation in key events such as the London Fashion Week and Who’s Next in Paris to inspiring individual multidisciplinary collaborative projects.

In addition to graphic design, product design and fashion design, we support architecture events, including publications dedicated to the history of Polish architecture, as well as exhibitions, including “Patchwork. The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska – Hawrylak” at the Center for Architecture in New York.

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Barbara Krzeska

Polska Design Programme manager

phone: +48 22 44 76 165

News

  • Polish Cultural Programme in Korea 2019

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and South Korea, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute presents a cultural programme under the motto ‘separated by 7800 kilometers, connected by culture’. The series of Polish events will include a culinary project ‘Poland on Fire’, open-air staging of ‘Macbeth’, presentation of folk dance music, screenings of Polish cinema classics, exhibition of Polish design, performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s famous work and many more. More #asia
  • 28Apr'19 - 25Jun'19

    Polish Design in Hong Kong

    Between 28th April and 25th June 2019 the first edition of the Polish Cultural Festival will be held in Hong Kong. The event combines promotion of Polish culture and heritage with introducing Poland as an interesting tourist destination. It also aims at strengthening collaboration ties between Poland and Hong Kong. More #asia
  • 18Oct'18 - 20Oct'18

    Nenukko at Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo

    Nenukko is the first Polish brand to present its collection at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, one of the world’s most prestigious industry events. More #design
  • The Emotional Memories Of Design: An Interview With Małgorzata Wesołowska

    'The main theme of the exhibition is not historical narrative but feelings,' says Małgorzata Wesołowska, curator of the exhibition A Matter of Things, the Polish exhibition at the 2018 London Design Biennale. What will the exhibition be about? Why is there going to be an outhouse at the historic Somerset House? What will English audiences discover about Poland? More #design
  • 04Sep'18 - 23Sep'18

    A Matter of Things Debuts at London’s Second Design Biennale

    In the international design showcase running 4th to 23rd September, the Polish Pavilion's exhibition A Matter of Things reveals the emotions inanimate objects can evoke when seen in the context of historical events. More #design

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Published at: 2014.02.18 12:11
Updated at: 2019.06.14 15:47
Author: Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Written by: Instytut Adama Mickiewicza