YES Scholarship Program in Poznan, 5/2016
Miska Miller – Lovegrove was invited to judge the 1st Edition of the ‘YES Scholarship Program’ addressed to young creatives from Poland. YES, one of the most dynamic jewellery companies in Poland, together with the Foundation of University of Arts in Poznan, support young talents who are able to translate their creative ideas and respond to market needs.
It was fascinating to see the variety of talent from product design, jewellery, art, sound to fashion.
The results of the competition were announced at the exhibition of semifinalists’ projects during the ‘Poznan Design Days’, followed by a panel discussion on a role of the designer today. Congratulations to all the winners!
Swedish Curators in Warsaw, 1/2016
In January we spent 3 days with our guests from Stockholm on a research visit to Warsaw, organised by the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz in collaboration with the Creative Poland Foundation. It was the second trip of its kind and part of a long term Polish – Swedish Design Collaboration. Amongst the invited Swedish team were: Berndt Arell, director of the National Museum of Stockholm; Eva Kumlin, CEO of Svensk Form; Tom Hedqvist, graphic designer, former principal of Beckmans School and a director of Röhsska Museum, and designer/curator Sara Torsson Szyber.
The Swedish Ambassador to Poland, Ms Inga Eriksson Fogh, opened her residence to a reception for the Polish design community, where we all could continue our discussions on culture exchange.
Design Alive nomination, 10/2013
Design Alive Awards are the first Polish awards to recognise an original and creative response to human needs. The ambitious prizes are given each year to creators and promoters of solutions, products, services and spaces created from the synergy of design, technology, ecology and business, which demonstrate consciousness about changes taking place in the world and society. The prizes are awarded in three categories: Animator / Strategist / Creator.
The foundation was nominated for the Design Alive Award in 2013 and 2012. “Thanks to the foundation’s initiatives (exhibitions, publications, PR) Polish design’s begun to appear abroad as a coherent brand, rich in people and culture,” explained Design Alive’s judges. We are delighted that our efforts towards promoting Polish design across the world have been highly esteemed by the competition jury and those who voted. Thank you!
Pecha Kucha in Łódź, 10/2013
We participated in the 12th Pecha Kucha organised in Łódź during the Design Festival where we talked about Polish design in the UK. It was only a few weeks after our London Design Festival exhibition, so we had many positive comments about Polish design to share!
Photos: Jacek Olszewski