We Want to be Modern. Polish design 1955-1968
We Want to be Modern is the first Dutch exhibition of Polish design from the 1950s and 60s. For the West, this is a little-known period in Polish (design) history. More than 200 objects are on display, including furniture, ceramics, glass and textiles. The exhibition shows the importance of objects from daily life and how they gave shape to Polish identity. This was a rich period for Polish design, with colours, shapes and materials influenced by abstract art, organic forms, and Western designers like Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames.
Designers (amongst others): Roman Modzelewski, Teresa Kruszewska, Maria Chomentowska, Jan Kurzątkowski, Czesław Knothe.
We Want to be Modern is an exhibition from the National Museum in Warschau in collaboration with the MMKA.