Exhibition of Polish Design 1955-1968 from the Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw


WARSAW.- This pioneering exhibition of ca 180 objects from the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw, featuring the most important examples of Polish design, rarely seen in the West, will explore the significance of the objects of everyday use in shaping modernity and the modern Polish identity emerging during the post-thaw period. The collection of post-1945 design in the National Museum in Warsaw is the best in Poland, and the exhibition will benefit from it, showing a whole range of applied arts of the period, including ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, and other household objects, periodicals, photographs, and films. Apart from its focus on the purely aesthetic values of the objects presented in glass cases, the exhibition will also be showing “social lives” of the works on display, namely the ways in which those