6 - 14 july 2019

meeting | For the love of things, or about collecting design


8th July, 15:00 - 16:30


Museum of the City of Gdynia
ul. Zawiszy Czarnego 1

As FranciszekStarowieyski claimed, gathering is the only area in which adventure awaits around every corner.

The passion of collecting has accompanied man for centuries, consuming huge resources of space, time and often also money. Formerly reserved only for fine arts and handicrafts, nowadays collecting has eluded all restrictions and classifications. What makes things attract us? What are we most eager to collect? What traps are waiting for the novice collectors? what is the best way to start building your own collection? These and other questions will fall during the conversation with the collector and designer Damian Dudek, the author of the project Design of PRL, launched in 2011, aimed at popularizing Polish graphic design and design from 1945-89. Based on the history of specific objects from his collection, Damian Dudek will also familiarize the efforts of Polish designers with interesting, legible and attractive packaging in the difficult times of the PRL.



  • Graphicsandindustrial designer, promoter of the Polishgraphic design and design from 1945-89 through the Design of PRL project. Scholarshipholder of the City of Szczecin in the field of visualarts. Participant of the exhibition "Polish Design. Tomorrowistoday" atSalone Del Mobile in Milan in 2017. He studiesat the University of Arts in Poznań.

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