The make me! contest and exhibition are one of the landmarks of the Łódź Design Festival, and one of the most important international contests aimed at young designers. The ultimate goal of make me! is to promote the young generation of designers during each consecutive edition of the festival. The predominant distinguishing features of projects selected for the exhibition are: a new way of thinking about the reality which surrounds us and ignoring the current trends.
“Stick” is a bookcase based on a pole construction. This piece of furniture consists of shelves wedging on four wooden legs that narrow with stepped slopes. Each of the six shelves has 4 drilled holes of different diameter so that they block at a different height of a leg. The piece of furniture may function both as a wall bookshelf and an openwork partition that divides space.
The project has been driven by the possibility of creation of self-adaptive solutions that address everyday needs in a modern and trendy way. Local products – tangible, accessible and visible – are found particularly authentic and sustainable by consumers. The ‘A1’ chair is graphic in its shape. Its structure is sturdy but flexible enough to provide comfort of use. No complex technology is used in the manufacturing process. The materials include different alloys of metal, wood and leather.
“Kraty” is a collection of decorative fabrics by the “Falbanka” duo – Izabela Sroka and Julia Cybis. The reason for its creation was a search for interesting fabrics with modern design and local character as well as the shared passion for the Polish post-war pattern designs.
Fabricia Chang grew up in Taipei, graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 ,Man and Leisure Department. By looking deeply into the things people take for granted, she hopes to create new patterns to intrigue people to look closer into cultural topics.
“Wazony Florian” were created out of passion for plants and glass at Glass Atelier at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The project as a whole has been made using a glass blowing technique by glassmakers from the Rona glass factory. The craft nature is what makes each vase different and unique. The vases with their forms are to evoke flower calyces.
A new approach to the design of jacquard fabric. The use of both sides of the fabric and long intricate patterns. Specially designed weaves made it possible to weave one black and white side and the other side in green and blue colour. Weaves also create the texture of the fabric, combine and divide the layers (a 3D effect).
Three designers have set themselves the goal of creating an edible tableware. The girls wanted to make their products sustainable, accessible, cheap and stimulate creativity, and at the same time make them smell good, easy to dye so as to bring joy both to small and large users. After the consumption of the content you can eat the tableware or allow others to eat them and as a last resort, you can simply throw them away because they as biomass will quickly return to nature.