One room. Three exhibitions. Blurring the edge between fine art and design from Poland

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Room PLus’ is a 6 weeks long project that will showcases three exhibitions of emerging and more established designers from Poland at the Design Centre PMQ in Hong Kong. The key idea of ‘Room PLus’ concept is to bring innovative free thinking designers and artists from Poland to Hong Kong. The exhibitions will be followed by a program of workshops.  ‘Room PLus’ is a part of Polish Cultural Festival.

1. “Around the Table – Polish Party”

Group Exhibition.

Presented in this exhibition will be 50 table accessories, experimental prototypes and unique objects authored by >20 Polish designers from Gdańsk - one of the leading trend-setting centers of European material culture.

Curator: Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski

Concept Design: dr Marta Flisykowska (Gdansk Academy of Fine Art, Poland)

During the month of May, Studio Ziben will partner with Chef Daisuke Mori at the renowned One Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant ‘Takumi by Daisuke Mori’, where special collages will be displayed in the venue and inspire the culinary experience. The meaningful collaboration will offer gastronomies the unique opportunity to savour a menu designed exclusively for the event, where the craft, philosophy and feeling of the artwork is beautiful reflected into culinary creations.


2. Studio Ziben

“RE&UP”: Furnitures and Collages Exhibition. Curator: Dr. Agnieszka Mori

The first Asian exhibition of Berlin-based internationally renowned Polish artist and designer Mariusz Małecki (Studio Ziben).  Blurring the edge between fine art and design, the exhibition will showcase unique furniture together with original collage art works. Design, Craftsmanship, Sustainability and individual Approach combine with Functionality and Timelessness.

With the opening on May 10th, 2019 ‘Room Plus’ is proud to present “RE&UP”, the first Asia exhibition of internationally renowned artist and designer Mariusz Małecki /Studio Ziben (Poland, 1974). The exhibition will showcase Studio Ziben unique furniture together with original collage art works.  


The designer lives with his passion for the creation of individual pieces of furniture and objects. His ideas arise spontaneously and intuitively through associations. In this way, Małecki designs fascinating objects that always have a story to tell. Free thinking and spontaneity are combined with functionality, aesthetics, and timelessness. Simple and contemporary design characterizes every handcrafted piece of furniture which is made of the highest quality materials from Poland.

His childhood and youth were dominated by the socialist design of the Eastern block. After graduating from high school, he started to study design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (PL) and Minerva Academy in Groningen (NL). During his studies he started to make his first designs and worked for Polish furniture industry. In 2007, he moved to Berlin to create his own furniture brand. Studio Ziben is a collection of different ideas. 



He often cooperates with different architecture studios and private customers, developing the concept of offices and apartments design. To mention just a few: 2016 - Circus Hotel - foyer furnishings, 2014 - Cooperation with Gensler Architects/London for Google Office in Munich/DE furniture design. The furniture of Studio Ziben, mostly unique pieces are also a part of the private furniture collection/private apartments in New York, Berlin and Poland.

Thanks to fast increasing popularity of his designs, Małecki is regularly invited to prestigious international furniture design exhibitions all over the world, such as Dutch Design Week, ICFF in Manhattan, New York and TV furniture shows as a design expert - (5 episodes, ZDF).

Freedom, free thinking and spontaneity are key parts of Małecki creative process. Studio Ziben designs are unexpected and full of humor - a reflection of the new Berlin and its youthful irreverence to tradition and convention and a reference to the Bauhaus movement, which was established exactly 100 years ago in Germany. In addition, a number of brand new art works from the recent Collage works series will be on view. These collages are made of recycled materials collected by Małecki for many years. They combine paper, wood and other materials. The way Małecki built the images composition is similar to how he creates the furniture. The PMQ exhibition will be followed by two days of workshops, where he will be sharing with the participants the collage and composition techniques.


3. Piotr & Kaja Depta-Kleśta

“Poster & sons”: Posters and Illustrations Exhibition.

Curator: Dr. Agnieszka Mori

The first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of award-winning polish designer’s duo. Piotr and Kaja Depta-Kleśta.  Teachers at Academy of Art in Szczecin, Piotr and Kaja are interested in cultural issues. This exhibition will present selective Posters and Illustrations of their works.

For more information, please visit: http://www.pmq.org.hk/event/room-plus-exhibition/

Presented by: Consulate General of Poland in Hong Kong

Organized by: Kocham Polske Hong Kong

Supported by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Project Curator: Dr Agnieszka Mori

Dates: 28.04.2019 - 05.06.2019

Venue Partner: PMQ, S503, Staunton

Opening hours: 12:00pm -8:00pm

Presented by: Consulate General of Poland in Hong Kong

Organized by: Kocham Polske Hong Kong

Supported by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Project Curator: Dr Agnieszka Mori

Dates: 28.04.2019 - 05.06.2019 

Venue Partner: PMQ, S503, Staunton

Opening hours: 12:00 pm -8:00 pm


“Around the Table – Polish Party”: Group Exhibition

Curator: Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski, Concept Design: dr Marta Flisykowska (Gdansk Academy of Fine Art, Poland)

28.04 (Sun) Opening Ceremony 12-2pm

28.04-05.05 Public Exhibition 12-8pm

Studio Ziben

“RE&UP”: Furniture and Collage Exhibition | Curator: Dr. Agnieszka Mori

10.05 (Fri) Opening Ceremony, 7pm-9pm

11-12.05 RE&UP Workshops (HUB, PMQ)

11.05 (Sat) 3pm-7pm

12.05 (Sun) 11am-3pm

11.05- 21.05 Public Exhibition 12-8pm

Piotr & Kaja Depta-Kleśta

“Poster & sons”: Posters and Illustrations Exhibition

Curator: Dr. Agnieszka Mori

24.05 (Fri) Opening Ceremony, 7pm-9pm

25-26.05 Poster Design Workshops (S503, PMQ)

25.05 (Sat) 3pm-7pm

26.05 (Sun) 11am-3pm

25.05 - 05.06 Public Exhibition 12-8pm