04 September 2018

ART FOOD - SCRAP by Polish Trash


The Art Food project was initiated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as a part of an ongoing programme promoting polish design abroad. Two academies were chosen to participate: the School of Form and the Royall College of Art. The aim of the project was to create a set of dishes for top restaurants. The project was curated by Marek Cecuła and took place in a factory of a polish heritage porcelain manufacturer “Ćmielów”. Selected students were working in a Ćmielów Design Studio over their projects for 3 weeks.
The workers of the factory write “złom” on scrap porcelain to distinguish trash from perfect products. I used the Ćmielów porcelain factory’s scrap that was destined to be smashed into little pieces and disposed of. All the elements have been found in rubbish containers, carefully selected out of thousands of pieces and hand polished. My choices were based on my appreciation of the beauty of how porcelain breaks in unusual ways. I put a golden glaze on part of the pieces as I like the idea of combing such an expensive material with a trash. The elements are not fixed into the plate, but separate, so the chef can play with them and create his own sculptural arrangements.

Brussels Design September 2018

This year, Art-in-the-Box with collaboration with Łódzkie House, presents young Polish designers who create using reused materials - or trash. 

The average a Pole generates around 300 kg of waste per year. Not all waste ends up in a trash dump. Many Polish designers are taking notice of the opportunities offered by recycling and reuse. Materials reuse makes it faster and cheaper to design and build a new product, since the reused components will not only be already designed but also tested for reliability. 

The Polish Trash design exhibition will be available from 13th till 27th of September 2018 as part of the Brussels Design September event. The main theme of this year’s edition is fabrics and ecology. 

Art-in-the-Box with collaboration with Łódzkie House proposes temporary exhibitions in the street. The exhibits will be installed on mobile platforms - trailers - that can be moved around the city at will. 

Lodzkie House, https://goo.gl/maps/Z1xf4LtpKAz (13-14/09/2018) (Square Marie-Louise 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium)
Dominicains de Bruxelles Communauté St-Dominique https://goo.gl/maps/Kwzz8G2H2hq / Office Polonais de Tourisme https://goo.gl/maps/HxVWaugeaT22 (15-17/09/2018) (Renaissance 40, 1000 Brussel, Belgium)
Ambasada RP w Brukseli https://goo.gl/maps/C25dQXMMX1p (17-20/09/2018) (Avenue des Gaulois 29, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium)
Embassy of Poland https://goo.gl/maps/1B9JRt1q5oM2 rue Stephen 202 (20-22/09/2018) (Rue Stevin 139, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium )
Chapel Church Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle https://goo.gl/maps/jqay6cPegTP2 (23/09/2018) (Place de la Chapelle 5,1000 Bruxelles, Belgium )
Place Sainte-Catherine https://goo.gl/maps/gUnstTmwEBy (24-26/09/2018)
Lodzkie House, https://goo.gl/maps/Z1xf4LtpKAz (26-27/09/2018) (Square Marie-Louise 2, 1000Bruxelles, Belgium)
Pop Up Expo is powered by Łódzkie House, D44 Architecture, Polish Tourism Organisation and Institut Polonais.