The 13th edition of ŁDF was full of guests (including foreign ones) and events, but the most important message was the content encouraging the recipients to slow down, find a moment to breathe and think about what really gives them a sense of happiness, peace, luxury and security in life. Together with designers, architects and creators, we were looking for a recipe for a good life. More than 30 exhibitions, lectures, workshops and discussion panels with the participation of Polish and international specialists awaited the audience. They came to Lodz, among others. Jaime Hayón and representatives of the studio Form Us With Love.



The Festival exhibitions included e.g.:

  • “At the intersection of culture and industry”, curators: Form Us With Love

  • “Ekoeksperymentarium”, curators: We Have a Project

  • Coral Color Corals”, curator: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

  • “Office of the Future”, curator: Joanna Jurga

  • Love Regimes”, curators: Adi Zaffran, Bine Roth

  • “Combined Furniture”, organizer: Museum of Toys and Play in Kielce

  • “ON The Table”, curator: Magdalena Gazur 

Love Regimes / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

ON the Table / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

Office of the Future / ph. Oświecony

Ekoeksperymentarium / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

Combined Furniture / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

Small but Cieszyn / ph. Oświecony

FORM US WITH LOVE / ph. Oświecony

Workshops / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

_make me! 


In the 12th edition of make me! in 2019, from 148 applications, the jury composed of: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Czesława Frejlich, Mariusz Włodarczyk, Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Paweł Pomorski (Malafor), Maurizio Burrato and Michał Piernikowski selected 22 finalists who competed for a total prize pool of PLN 65.000 from the Patron of the Festival – Ceramika Paradyż, sponsor of Interprint and Łódź Design Festival. The post-competition exhibition was presented at the Festival Center in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź.


The winners were:

  • make me! Paradyż Award in amount of PLN 50.000: The One Dollar Glasses – Nils Körner, Patrick Henry Nagel / Haus Otto (Germany) 

  • make me! ŁDF special award in amount of PL 10.000: ASHka – ash-made ceramic – Mateusz Mioduszewski (Poland) 

  • make me! Interprint special award in amount of PLN 5.000 :The One Dollar Glasses – Nils Körner, Patrick Henry Nagel / Haus Otto (Germany) 

_must have 


The 9th edition of the plebiscite in 2019 was attended by the largest group of the Board of Experts, which included: Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc, Anna Grużewska, Harel, Olga Łosiak, Przemo Łukasik, Zbigniew Maćków, Robert Majkut, Michał Mazur, Dominika Olszyna, Maria Ostrowska , Michał Piernikowski, Agnieszka Polkowska, Paweł Rafa, Małgorzata Szczepanska, Magda Świć, Ewa Trzcionka. As a result of the vote, the Experts awarded the must have quality mark to 69 products/product collections. Among the awarded were, among others: books, pins, a series of furniture and ceramics. The exhibition presenting the 59 finalists of the plebiscite was held at the Festival Center in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź.

_events and guests


During 13th ŁDF took place e.g.

  • “At the crossroads of culture and industry” – meeting and curatorial tour of the exhibition Form Us With Love, guest: Jonas Pettersson

  • Opening of the exhibition “MASQUEMASK INSTALLATION by Jaime Hayón” with the participation of the artist, partners: Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Agnella

  • “MAZDA DESIGN IDEAS – a lecture to touch: On practicing craftsmanship”, hosted: Alicja Patanowska

  • “Innovative craft” – business knowledge workshop, hosted: Monika Osinkowska, Laura Andrukiewicz (Zamek Cieszyn)

  • “Art around the table” as part of the DineART by Ambition & Dajar HoReCa project, announcement of the results of the ceramic competition ON The Table & exhibition, block DineART Talks (Robert Makłowicz, Przemysław Pasikowski, Paweł Kałużny); DineART Tastes (Beata Śniechowska, Łukasz Budzik)

  • presentations and discussion “Archiblok: Dobre Miasto”, hosted: Filip Springer, guests: Bogna Świątkowska (Bęc Zmiana Foundation), Natalia Paszkowska (WWAA), Zbigniew Maćków (Maćków Design Studio), Marta Sękulska-Wrońska (WXCA), Paweł Jaworski (Experimental Urbanism, Żywa Ulica, MIASTOPROJEKT), Justyna Król (Pracownia Miejska in Konin)

MASQUEMASK / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

ŁDF’s Exhibitions / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

Bench “Relax in w Lodz” / ph. Oświecony

Archiblok / ph. Oświecony

ŁDF’s Exhibitions / ph. Oświecony

ŁDF’s Exhibitions / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

Dictionary of Łódź slang expressions / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska

ŁDF’s Exhibitions / ph. Aleksandra Pawłowska



The organization of the 13th Łodź Design Festival was possible thanks to the support of Łódzkie Centrum Wydarzeń and City of Łódź. The patron of the Festival was Ceramika Paradyż, and the sponsor was Interprint. Among the patrons of the Festival was: Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Dajar, AMBITION, Leroy Merlin, Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Porcelana Kristoff, Agnella and Bombilla. The media patronage over the event was taken by: AMS, Czas na Wnętrze, Label, Architektura&Biznes, Dobre Wnętrze, M jak Mieszkanie, Moje Mieszkanie,, MAGAZIF, Elle Decoration, PLN Design, Homebook.