Next edition of arena DESIGN: 18-21.02.2014!
arena DESIGN 2013 - watch the movie!
arena DESIGN – a meeting of designers, architects and entrepreneurs that attracts the crowds of people who appreciate the role of industrial design in industrial processes to Poznań thanks to its business nature - is over. Similarly to last year, this international meeting was combined with Meble Polska Furniture Fair and HOME DECOR Interior Fair into one block. All three events gathered collectively more than 15,000 visitors.
After 5 years of its existence arena DESIGN has established itself on the industrial design map of Europe. Just like every one year in Poznań, designers, students, art college lecturers and entrepreneurs who link their business strategy to high level design were widely represented. When designing their success they invite talented people to cooperate, thanks to which it is possible to realise intriguing aims. It is due to that creative cooperation that we have an ever increasing number of products, which are aesthetic, ergonomic and executed with respect to cost-efficient aspect of production. Among the people who visited the exposition were the representatives of the biggest Polish furniture manufacturers as well as Polish and foreign media journalists, who took notice of Polish industrial design's excellent quality.
TOP DESIGN awards
Teddy Bear collection of armchairs and sofas / manufacturer: NOTI, design by: Wierszyłłowski i Projektanci
THEMATIC GROUP: home space
Rapsodia granite sink / manufacturer: Deante, design by: Bogumiła Zawada
THEMATIC GROUP: kitchen
H2 system of tables / manufacturer: Balma, design by: Piotr Kuchciński
THEMATIC GROUP: office
STREAM LINE openwork concrete element / manufacturer: Libet Polska, design by: Jerzy Dobrzański
THEMATIC GROUP: public space and gardens
Tweeter lighting fixture / manufacturer: Delta Ligot, design by: Delta Light
THEMATIC GROUP: lighting
VC6000 vacuum cleaner/ manufacturer: Zelmer, design by: Ergo Design
THEMATIC GROUP: media and electronic equipment
BUFA armchair/ manufacturer: Landor Polska, design by: MOWO studio
THEMATIC GROUP: interior furnishing
Award for ergonomics
4 YOU chair by Vox/ manufacturer: Meble Vox, design by: Aleksandra Wiśniewska, Piotr Kuchciński
WATCH THE MOVIE FROM TOP DESIGN AWARD COMPETITION!
A FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO DESIGN
While celebrating Women's day it is worth noting that this year’s edition of arena DESIGN has been dominated by the charisma and modesty, although disproportionate when compared to their achieved success, of the three Swedes from Font Design: Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren. Their lecture "Story of things" gathered a crowd of people that had an opportunity to hear an intriguing story about things that make us love or hate certain objects. The focus on consumer emotions that accompany the reception of the objects allowed the Swedish designers to create products one cannot be indifferent to. The designers focus in their work among others on discovering other functions of objects aside from their utility function.