The make me! competition and exhibition are hallmarks of the Łódź Design Festival. For six years, both events have been drawing, in their unique way, the attention of viewers, media and experts. Their target group include designers aged 20-35 who submit their industrial design and graphic projects in such categories as textiles, fashion, glass and ceramics.
Plasters, Beza Projekt / This angle bars are great for DIY. Usually such elements are viewed from a purely technical point of view but here they become an important part of a piece of furniture or a larger construction. Thanks to the material used, its finishing, shape and size, angle bars define the furniture’s spirit. They do not need to be installed levelly, chaos is part of the design. There are 8 different aluminium angle bars in the set with numerous possibilities to use them.
Taburet, Natalia Gil / The primary material used to create the stool designed by Natalia Gil are hands of old, discarded dolls. Used in large quantities, they allow for the creation of an unusual structure. Because of this, the stool, apart from performing its standard functions, may also be used for the purposes of massage. The components are attached using an epoxy resin and circumscribed with flexible plywood. Supported by metal legs, all these elements have managed to form a consistent…
The Secret Life of Bees, Agnieszka Kamińska / The project is an educational game for blind and partially-sighted children. It is made up of a carton beehive and 14 boards put inside as if they were honeycombs. The boards were all made of a PVC foamboard, which is resistible to mechanical damage even when frequently used by a blind child. All the elements were designed to provide the children with as many tactile experiences as possible and to help them imagine the world around them.
CRL.ludLOVE / Karolina Zięba prepared two outfits: for a tomboy and for a girl more into skirts and dresses. Both use high-quality natural fabrics and invoke traditional folk costumes. The designer looked for inspiration in the past and tradition. She chose only all-natural fabrics: smooth unbleached cotton, thick striped cloth, thin and delicate cotton. The clothes were sewn using traditional methods, with no overlock stitching, and covered seams.
The „Kurzyska” (big hens) Jacquard fabric, Marta Kwiatkowska / The Jacquard fabric combines traditional patterns with modern design. This allows it to be used in a modern interior, whether as furniture upholstery or a decorative fabric to be hung on the wall. Hen are the main theme of the design, integrated into a background made up of multiplied geometric shapes. The fabric incorporates six colours: black, white, cream, red, brown and violet. Separate plaits were designed for each colour.
Re_ed AP DIZAJN / Re_ed is a fully biodegradable stool. The main materials used are reed, sawdust and cement. The reed substitutes the legs of the seat – firmly compacted, it is very durable, does not rot when exposed to moisture and is fireproof. A specially prepared mixture of cement and sawdust is used as a cohesive for the reed. The mixture is biodegradable and durable but at the same time relatively light when compared to concrete with mineral aggregate.
Kresiki, Marlena Gałka / Kresiki are colour pencils for the youngest children who are just starting to get to know the world of shapes and colours. They were created to help them develop their innate spontaneity, curiosity and creativity. There are 9 wooden pencils of different shapes and colours in the set. The colour pencils are made of soft lime wood and are ergonomically-shaped. They fit little children’s hands perfectly and can easily be held in the most comfortable way