• Hellodesign


    The Polish Institute in Düsseldorf was established in 1993 in western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland). So far over two thousand projects were realised within its framework. The Institute’s activities concentrate on organising events in the field of art, politics, history, science and creative entrepreneurship. Through cooperation with German partners, it co-creates programmes of many renowned festivals and fairs of music, film, theatre and literature. The Institute enables and supports dialogue between the Poles and the Germans, as well as the exchange between artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from different generations. Taking into account local realities and target groups, it creates the attractiveness of the Polish national brand in Germany.

  • European Creative Cluster Lab

    The European Creative Cluster Lab. Managing Networked Creativity to Boost European Competitiveness is the think tank and beta site for new approaches and processes for creative cluster management in creative and traditional industries in Europe. 

    Partners in this action are: Stuttgart-Warsaw-Barcelona-Lille-Bari.

    The main goals of this cluster partnership are to test and experiment new creative cluster management styles, instruments and infrastructure in a lab environment by:

    • Incubation, innovation and creativity:
      “We will analyse and describe innovation processes in creative industries and their relevance for clusters.”
    • New collaboration approaches between creative clusters:
      “We will test concepts and process schemes for new collaboration approaches between creative clusters.”
    • Cross-sectoral collaboration between creative and traditional industries:
      “We will pilot concepts and process schemes for new collaboration approaches between creative clusters and traditional industries.”
    • Managing creativity and creative Teams:
      “We will design and validate training concepts and coaching process schemes for creative cluster managers that are tailored to innovation processes in creative industries.”

    Internationalization is an aspect within all those actions. To develop exchange of know how and gain new possibilities of cooperation the Global Study Visit to Brazil is prepared. ECCL supports exchange of knowledge and building linkages between creative entrepreneurs from Europe and Brazil.


    SimpleSoft is a digital agency that offers a range of services including strategy, design, technology and media.


    Lodz Design Festival stands for ideas, people and action. Founded in 2007, it has served from the very beginning as
    a review of Polish design achievements. The festival programme has continued to expand upon the ongoing dialogue with the audience, to finally assume its current shape. It now comprises:

    Main Programme – The core of the festival consisting of exhibitions curated around the festival’s annual theme and featuring different approaches to design
    make me! – A competition that allows beginning designers to show their work. The post-competition exhibition presented as part of the festival is a reflection on the search for a design identity pursued by young creators.
    The winner can win PLN 20,000!
    Educreation – A space designed for families with children. A place to play and learn and be creative, regardless of your age, status or background
    must have – A competition and exhibition that aim to select and promote the best Polish product implementations
    Open Programme – It gives everyone a chance to become part of Lodz Design Festival. It invites all, but especially institutions, curators, artists and designers, to show their work to the festival audience.

    Lodz Design Festival is currently East-Central Europe’s most significant and internationally recognized design event. It presents different faces of design including industrial design, arts and crafts design, graphic design, architectural design and fashion design. It brings people together who respond to challenges with an open mind and commitment, and who have the courage to design and make a difference. Because design is more than just another pretty chair…

    LDF also fits well into the strategy of the city of Lodz that has recovered from the collapse of the textile industry and is now developing its identity based on creative industries. Since its founding, the Festival has attracted more than 240,000 attendees from around the world.

  • MADE

    MADE gathers in itself a concept, whose worldwide recognition better tells our story: an attitude that comes from an action.

    With the same purpose in mind, MADE’s founders and a passionate group of designers, architects, enthusiasts, collectors and gallery owners have come together to create a multifaceted platform that supports not only design – from vintage to contemporary – but also other converging areas such as art, photography, graphic projects and much more.

    The strategy is to create a new forum, where art and design may be openly discussed in all levels.

    The project’s mission is to motivate a clear and direct debate, while connecting different segments, so that design may become a competitive, distinguishing and insertion tool, which shall contribute and promote Brazil’s economic growth.

    MADE is a project that embraces cultural and commercial aspects and shall be held every year.

  • Universidade de Brasília

    The Department of Design (DIn) of the University of Brasilia is part of the Institute of Arts (IdA) and offers a bachelor’s program in Design with two majors areas: Graphic Design and Product Design. The Design school at UnB was established in 1988 and has graduated around 600 students. Besides the undergraduate teaching the department offers a MA program in Design and also offers extension courses open to the community.


    O Departamento de Design (DIn) da Universidade de Brasília é parte do Instituto de Artes (IdA) e oferece o curso de bachrelado em Design com duas areas de habilitação: Programação Visual e Design do Produto. O curso foi criado em 1988 e já formou perto de 600 estudantes. Além da graduação oferece pós graduação em Design e cursos de extensão abertos à comunidade.

  • Product Placement

    PRODUCT PLACEMENT promotes design from Poland: interior and decorative products, fashion and accessories. It presents both iconic, award winning Polish objects, as well as works of young upcoming designers. The selection of objects is curated by Emilia Jakubowka, the owner of PRODUCT PLACEMENT. They are also a parter of such projects, as Wawa Design Festiwal, Gdynia Design Festiwal and local initiatives like Powiślenia or Hush.

    PRODUCT PLACEMENT, showroom, ul. Leszczyńska 12, Warszawa Powiśle






  • WILK

    WILK Open Cluster of Desing is a new initiative, set up in 2014. The project is gathering Polish designers, curators, journalist and other professionals, active within the design sector in Poland. The cluster, based in Warsaw, operates at the national level.

    The aim of the organisation is to support the evolvement of design in Poland though the promotional actions, educational programmes,  co-operation with public  and cultural institutions, developing research projects, traning and professional support for the members of the cluster, as well as seeking new business opportunities and co-ventures.

  • Fundacja Tkanka

    Tkanka Foundation was initiated to actively shape up creative energy, which starts with a collision of dissimilarity and artistic matter. They are interested in all the sources of creative tension, feeding artistic work, as e.g.:

    • clash of cultures
    • otherness of life styles
    • conflict of generations
    • gender.

    They turn these elements into a visual, theatrical or literary expressions, as well as any other hybrids on the border of arts.

    For the Tkanka Foundation art is also a form of learning about each other, creating relationships, developing valuable relations and thus – changing the world around for the better.