Politura

With the aim of rediscovering the designs from behind the iron curtain of the mid to late twentieth century, Politura showcases furniture from Poland’s mid-century design movement. Polish designers of the 1950s and 60s were part of a societal attempt to overcome the challenges of postwar communist reality. A universal desire for beauty and modernity, inspired the functional yet elegant designs which were built using the limited available material. Despite the economic restrictions and state interference in the exchange of ideas, young designers produced ergonomic and expressive designs often featuring simple, organic shapes. The readily available materials of the time - plywood, metal, beechwood - were used to produce the majority of works. The Politura team endeavour to discover the names of the designers of their hand sourced pieces.