By working with a team of 3D developers and artists, Virtual Design Destination by Adorno was able to present at London Design Festival 2020. A standout among the fourteen participating countries taking part was Poland’s LIVING OBJECTS showcase, curated by Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka.
The curators of the countries involved were asked to think about specific experiences, thoughts and themes from the COVID-19 lockdown for their curation, art direction and choice of location for their country’s collection. “The ‘New Reality’ for design means a juxtaposition of craft and technology, serial and individual, customized and mass-produced – all of those you can see in the selected items,” said Jacobson-Cielecka.
LIVING OBJECTS brings together the past and present through an exploration of how artisanal knowledge is carried through contemporary design. The collection shares several unique methods of creation, from Arkadiusz Szwed’s porcelain pieces created using an analog, pseudo-3D printing process to Mari JJ Design’s interactive porcelain vessels. Though just about everything about them varies, the designers presented in this collection come together to explore the intersection of design, technology and craft as they move Poland towards the future of the design scene.