The increasingly rapidly changing world is a constant source of inspiration and challenges for designers. The consequences of technological, social and cultural changes are reflected in the objects created every day. During ŁDF 2015, you could see projects about this process.

As part of the festival, for the first time in Poland, the project “Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things” prepared by Vitra Design Museum. It was a presentation of timeless objects that often change our lives in an imperceptible way and accompany us in a form that has remained unchanged for decades.



The Festival exhibitions included e.g.:

  • “Lubelski Wzór”, curators: Patrycja Wójcik, Patryk Góźdź

  • “Design Transfer”, organizers: Kartell, Rosenthal

  • “Polish Table”, organizers: Huta Julia, Manufaktura in Bolesławiec, Porcelana Kristoff

  • “Carpentry Shop of the Senses interactive exhibition”, organizers: Barlinek Institute of Design, Tabanda, Design Alive

  • “Roller Poster. National Review of Author’s Poster”, curator: Justyna Machnicka

  • “Design at the source”, organizer: Cieszyn Castle

  • “Free the Project”, organizers: State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw and the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum in Łódź

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

_make me! 


Until the 8th edition of make me! in 2015, 249 applications were received, including from, for example, Hungary, Israel, Belgium, Portugal and Brazil. The jury consisted of: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Paweł Grobelny, Czesława Frejlich, Magda Kochanowska and Michał Piernikowski and selected 25 finalists who fought for the main prize of PLN 20.000 funded by the festival patron – Ceramika Paradyż. The post-competition exhibition was presented in the Festival Center in Art_Inkubator at the Art Factory in Łódź.


The winners were:

  • main prize make me! Paradyż Award in the amount of PLN 20.000, funded by Ceramika Paradyż: From Insects – Marlene Huissoud (France)

  • special prize make me! (trip to Furniture Days workshops at the Interprint headquarters in Arnsberg, Germany), funded by Interprint: Open-air class – Aleksandra Szewc (Poland)

  • special prize make me! (implementation of a project prototype and monthly internship in the Willson&Brown Design Department), funded by Willson&Brown: Orange LAB – Dominika Wysogląd (Poland)

  • make me! distinction (CATIA Dassault Systemes software), funded by Dytron: Lantern – Kinga Chmielarz (Poland)

  • make me! distinction (tablet), funded by S.A.: Desta – desk and table – Anna Wójcik (Poland)

_must have 


In 2015, took place the 5th edition of the must have plebiscite. The Board of Expert, composed of: Michał Bachowski, Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc, Anna Grużewska, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Michał Mazur, Zuzanna Skalska, Ewa Solarz and Małgorzata Szczepańska, awarded the must have quality mark to 64 products. The exhibition presenting the honorees took place in the Festival Center in Art_Inkubator at the Art Factory in Łódź.

_events and guests:


During 9th ŁDF took place e.g.:

  • lecture “Trend yourself express yourself through your interior”, guests: Anna Zalas, Magdalena Smuś, Katarzyna Pardiak-Borowska (Ceramika Paradyż)

  • workshop “City Mapping Creative approach to Łódź”, guests: Marc Andrews, Christian Degen (andrews:degen)

  • a night of open studios at Księży Młyn and OFF Piotrkowska

  • discussion panel “Anatomy of a chair” conversation with designers about seats and design icons in the context of the premiere of four Noti projects, guests: Piotr Kuchciński, Krystian Kowalski, Katarzyna Okińczyc, Tomek Rygalik, moderator: Katarzyna Andrzejczyk-Briks

  • lecture “Reprogramming the city: opportunities for urban infrastructure”, guest: Scott Burnham

  • lecture block PROJECT/PROCESS/CONSEQUENCES, guests: Wojciech Starowieyski (Aquaform), Zuzanna Mikołajczyk (Mikomax Smart Office), Ewa Voelkel-Krokowicz (Concordia Design), Karol Gobczyński (IKEA), Ryszard Balcerkiewicz (Noti), Artur Pęksyk (Porta Drzwi ), host: Michał Mazur (

  • workshops for children “Street Signs”, conducted by: Ola Niepsuj

  • Designer Zone: Ceramika Paradyż, CAD Projekt K&A, Dytron, Institute of Industrial Design

Guided tour of the exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Guided tour of the exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Workshops / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Workshops / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Discussion panel / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut

Exhibition / ph. Daniel Kiermut



The organization of the 9th Łódź Design Festival was possible thanks to the support of City of Łódź and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Programme: Kultura Dostępna). The main patron of the festivalCeramika Paradyż, and sponsors Interprint. Festival hotles was Hotel Tobaco, automotive partner Volkswagen Bursiak Łódź, and arrangement partners: Willson&Brown, BASF, KRONO and Dulux. The partners of the 9th ŁDF included: Fabryka Sztuki, Art_Inkubator w Fabryce Sztuki, IKEA, Vitra Design Museum, Porta, Roca, Laufen, Kinnarps, Barlinek Institute of Design, Chors, Geberit, Ton, Vox, Pozbruk, Roosevelta22, Lako, CAD Projekt K&A, Porcelana Kristoff, Ćmielów Design Studio, Profim, Dytron, Dassault Systemes, PARP, Ambasada Holandii, Ambasada Republiki Federalnej Niemiec, Muzeum Miasta Łodzi, OPG Property Professionals, OFF Piotrkowska Center, Przerwa, Luminity Braci Ebert, Progressivo, Kartell, Rosenthal, Press Service, Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie, Stowarzyszenie z Siedzibą w Warszawie and Muzeum Archeologiczne i Etnograficzne w Łodzi.  The media patronage over the event was taken by: TVP Łódź, BIZNES, Design Alive, Architektura-murator, Dobre Wnętrze, M jak Mieszkanie, Moje Mieszkanie, Dom & Wnętrze, Cztery Kąty,, Architonic, Archello.