The comunism took place in the years 1948-1989. This times were though for design in Poland. After modernism started the whole movement of creating national style who would be coresponding with i.e. western school of bauhaus, arts&craft or De Stijl, comunism sweep off the surface the perspective of mass produced products on the top international desing level. Considered too “imperialistic” and western alike many projects were dismissed. Check some of the best we could find so far.
During this time many great projects were created. Many of them didn’t turn into projects. The most important are shown below.
World class designers about RM58 and Vzór
He was top world architect of his time. His moderism way of thinking was present in architectural, but also furniture projects. He was interested in production of RM58 in France in the 60’s. After couple of years of mail corresponding with Roman Modzelewski it wasn’t succeed. The project who might be in the design classic of all times remaigned unknown for the wider audience till 2010s.
RM58 was chosen by the world-famous Architect – Zaha Hadid, as one of the most important pieces of furniture in the world of oval forms. It was shown in 2014, at an exhibition in Seoul. Among other forms of furniture, you could find items of a pop culture nature, such as the Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio.
“What has been reserved so far for a few sophisticated global brands with a long tradition, such as Classicon or Vitra, unexpectedly becomes real in our [Polish] native approach (…) The seemingly impossible task of finding a balance between the rigor of fidelity to the original and the criteria of a fully modern, noble product has been successfully completed” Tomek Rygalik, designer, Academy of Fine Arts. Tomek designed for Moroso, IKEA and top Polish furniture companies.