What distinguishes Polish Design Island is its compact character – the exhibits are placed in a black, exclusive sea container modelled after a living room space.
This year’s edition deals with the topic of ecology and selects exhibits exploring ecology. 30 objects represent the idea of sustainable development, demonstrating different methods of designing form, function, and meaning while minimising the so-called “carbon footprint”.
The project was first on display in Gdańsk, then it travelled to Brussels, as an official part of Brussels Design September in Saint Catherine square in Brussels.
Later in September PDI tour arrived in Łódź, where it was presented at Łódź Design Festival – the most prominent design event in Poland. In Copenhagen, the container will be located in the courtyard of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Denmark, which will be open to visitors on that occasion. The area surrounding the container will host accompanying events promoting Polish creative industries. PDI was created by Miastoholizm Association together with Motif Studio and the regions.
The opening night will take place on October 10. It will be accompanied by discussions about design, a mapping 3D with a DJ and a jazz concert.
October 13-15 are the open days at the Polish Embassy in Denmark. PDI project occurs at the same time as re-opening of the Embassy after general overhaul.
Denmark is especially proud of their achievements in the area of design. Danish people are well-known for their liking for beautiful objects of everyday use. The presentation of examples of Polish design aims to promote Poland as a country with rich design tradition, a close neighbour and a country similar in many respects when it comes to the approach to design.
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