3 examples of Polish material design

Exhibited during Dutch Design Week 2019 (19-27 October), 3 Polish graduates showed their work in material design.

Called Young Polish Designers: Studies in Reality, the participants showed their work that inspires hope for the future, improving the world in a smart, aesthetic and responsible way.

Titanium, silicon, air
This project by Paulina Kwiatkowska, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw designed a collection of interior objects that improve indoor air quality by cleaning it, and by regulating humidity and temperature. The main medium used in the project are fabrics reinforced with substances that increase the efficiency of the processes. Titanium oxide and silica gel penetrate the structure of the material, creating aesthetically pleasing solutions.

Marek Kuźmiński of the Strzemiński Academy of Arts Lodz developed a material using coffee waste, intended to create a product with new added value. Mixing the coffee waste with resin, Kuźmiński used the material to develop tiles in various colour gradients for interior use.

Most of Poland’s energy is still generated by fossil fuels, leaving behind large amounts of ash. Mateusz Mioduszewski of Academy of Fine Arts Katowice used this waste to develop a material with up to 70 per cent ash. The material turned out to be an excellent material for the production of ceramic plates, dishes, and pots. The material can be formed and dyed using natural processes.

Photos via DDW and Make Me