ARENA DESIGN is a unique venue for business meetings of producers and designers as well as a space for the presentation of the latest achievements in the field of design.

The event is addressed to an international audience of:

  • interior designers and architects,
  • representatives of the creative industry,
  • design lovers
  • people looking for new materials and technological solutions
  • university students with artistic and technical profile

11th edition of ARENA DESIGN:
12-15 March 2019 r.

creative director

Maria Jeglinska was born in Fontainebleau in 1983. In 2010 she established her Office for Design & Research in London. She graduated from ECAL’s industrial design course in 2007 and was awarded a scholarship from the IKEA foundation that led her to work for Galerie kreo in Paris, Konstantin Grcic in Munich and Alexander Taylor in London.

She works on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects, exhibition design, as well as research-based projects in the field of design. She is convinced that in today’s world, research can trigger and generate new forms of answers and offers.

Her clients include amongst others: Ligne Roset, Kvadrat, Actus, Vitra, 1882ltd, the St Etienne Design Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Her work is regularly exhibited internationally and was shown at: the Villa Noailles, the Aram gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou Metz and the Triennale di Milano.

In October 2012 she curated and designed: “Ways Of Seeing/Sitting” at the Łódź Design Festival in Poland. She was also the co-curator and designer of the Polish Pavilion at the inaugural London Design Biennale in September 2016.

(photo Kasia Bobula)

motto of the ARENA DESIGN

The motto of the ARENA DESIGN 2019 is TransFormations. TransFormations are a characteristic form of development in the world shaped by humans, and design is one of the most difficult concepts to explain. Why? Because it is a word whose definition is constantly changing - it is in a constant "transformation".

At the same time, technological progress and social changes translate into a production and production process. This, in turn, is not without significance for the work of designers who have to adapt to the new market conditions and technologies available on the market, and thus are forced to constantly search for new professional roads.

During the ARENA DESIGN, we will look at TransFormations in the context of the design ecosystem, taking into the workshop not only the materials that make up the product. We will not escape the discussion about building the brand identity.

previous guests

The tradition of the ARENA DESIGN become the meetings with well-known, world-renowned designers who shared their knowledge, they spoke about their inspirations, unusual ideas, passion for design, but also about the problems encountered by the collision with the producer or the consumer. So far, lectures in Poznań have been conducted by: representatives of the Ligne Roset brand, designers from Doshi Levien studio, Inga Sempé, Edward Barber from the Barber & Osgerba studio, Brodie Neill, Sander Mulder, the FRONT DESIGN project group - Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken, Anna Lindgren, Francois Azambourg, Karim Rashid, Werner Aisslinger.