This October Polish and foreign designers will be converging in Łódź, Poland for the third annual Łódź Design Festival. The festival showcases industrial design as well as graphics, architecture and fashion. We got a preview of some of the object design; Nest Hammock (above) by Ieva Laurina is both functional and sculptural...
(photo: Reinis Hofmanis)
From Ieva Laurina:
The hammock is like a flying cloud. And it can make you fly as well. It gives shelter from the busy everyday life, taking you into another world. It is like going back in time to your childhood, when everything seemed so easy and accessible and you could almost walk above the ground. The hammock can be used inside the house as well as outside. Besides the functional side it is a sculptural object that reacts to wind and any movement. Watching the ropes move is almost like looking at a waterfall.
Spanish Lace by Edyta Cieloch
From Edyta Cieloch:
SPANISH LACE is an attempt to reflect on bourgeoisie aesthetics, tradition and convention. The set was made with the use of existing Roccoco teapots, which were mass manufactured in Fabryka Ćmielów. Thanks to a subtle connection of their nozzles, the teapots lose their 'usability', thus becoming only objects of visual value. Elimination of functionality and presentation of the teapots in such a 'powerless' pose, resembling a weird dance, reveals their beauty, or ugliness...
Thanks to the way in which the item is presented, neither ruining it nor taking the audience aback, we are given a chance to reflect on the value of design and forming of aesthetics.
Floor Dot by Monika Jarg
The 2009 Łódź Design Festival will take place between the 15th and the 31st of October in Łódź, Poland. Ieva Laurina is a Latvian designer currently living, working and studying in Eindhoven.
+ Monika Jarg