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Young Creative Poland at the London Design Festival

Polish Design Season: an exhibition showcasing Polish design took place in London last month as part of the London Design Festival.

Called Young Creative Poland, the show was curated by architect Miska Miller-Lovegrove with Anna Pietrzyk-Simone of Lovegrove Studio.

It featured work across product design, architecture, fashion, animation, graphics and street art.

Designers in in the show included Beton, Oskar Zieta and Moomoo Architects.

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More details about Polish Design Season on Dezeen here.

Photographs are by John Ross.

Here's some more information from the curators:



Poland has one of the most vibrant emerging design scenes in Europe. As part of POLSKA! YEAR, a group of young designers showed new work in a venue in the Brompton Design District during the London Design Festival. The show represented a broad spectrum of creativity: furniture design, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, animation, architecture and innovative engineering.

The exhibition included work by Oskar Zieta, Tomek Rygalik, Beton, Kompott and Maria Jeglinska among others. Work by graphic designers and animators including Tomasz Baginski, Fontarte, Full Metal Jacket, Janek Koza, m-city and Twozywo – all at the forefront of the Polish design scene - were included in a digital wall display.

The exhibition also provided a platform for the launch for Discovering Women in Polish Design: Interviews and Conversations, a new book by Gian Luca Amadei, a project co-initiated by Anna Pietrzyk-Simone (managing editor), about the inspirational women driving the Polish design scene today.

The exhibition was curated by Miska Miller-Lovegrove, a London-based Polish-born architect who has been working internationally for the past 29 years. She is a partner in Lovegrove Studio, one of the world’s leading design and architectural offices. The show was produced and co-curated by Anna Pietrzyk-Simone, who has been working as Head of Communications at Lovegrove Studio since 2004, prior to which she worked on developing the creative industries in South Africa through the Design Indaba brand.

Young Creative Poland was organised as part of POLSKA! YEAR, which aims to bring Polish culture to a wide UK audience. POLSKA! YEAR runs from May 2009 to May 2010 and is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Curator and exhibition design: Miska Miller–Lovegrove
Co-curator and producer: Anna Pietrzyk-Simone
Graphic design: Studio Fernando Guttierrez