6 - 14 july 2019

The Design Alive House of Ideas


6 - 15 July, 10:00 - 20:00


Klub Marynarki Wojennej

Right on the golden sands of our beach, in the shade of lush greenery, holding a glass of sparkling wine... Surrounded by exquisite interiors and works of art, architecture and graphics... All around us fresh sources of inspiration, the murmur of conversations and the hum of Baltic waves...

Can you see yourself there already?

During Gdynia Design Days, the magazine Design Alive will set up a seaside version of the House of Ideas, this time in a place built on extraordinary tradition – Klub Marynarki Wojennej Riwiera.

The magazine Design Alive is a favourite source of inspiration for creative people who constantly desire to broaden their horizons. Last year, the publication decided to go “beyond the printed page” and into 3D, setting up a temporary exhibition called House of Ideas. The juxtaposition of exhibitions, screenings and themed meetings was intended to create a place which would bring together creative people and discover places which had been forgotten. The first edition of the vent took place in a villa belonging to renowned industrialist and art collector Henryk Grohman during the Lodz Design Festival (LDF) and was recognised as one of the more interesting events during LDF.

This time, Design Alive will take us to a place which was set up in 1923 as one of the most attractive places on the coast – Hotel Riviera, intended for those who come here for relaxation and rest. In 1945, it found a new owner and became Dom Marynarza (Seafarers' House). What was the point of such places in post-WWII Poland? They were established to offer sailors a “relaxed place to rest in, but also to provide them with an education”. It may be a little tongue in cheek, but this is what Design Alive's seaside House of Ideas intends to achieve: during Gdynia Design Days, the editors of the magazine, along with various partners, artists, designers and activists, will create a place of innovative encounters, in a relaxed seafront setting which for centuries has aroused and enhanced revelations and enlightenments.