prof. Rajmund Teofil Hałas

Visual artist, architect, furniture designer

The passion for carpentry in professor’s family from Krobia in Greater Poland Voivodeship started
with his great grandfather, Jakub Węcławski mid XIX century. Jakub’s shop was taken over by his son­in­law, Franciszek Hałas, who passed the craft on to his son, Teofil.
The latter, in 1922, opened a furniture factory. The family tradition was carried on by his sons – Zygmunt and Rajmund Teofil, who after graduating from the Carpentry and Sculpture Gymnasium in Cieplice Zdrój received the title of a Master of Carpentry and in 1951 he enrolled in PWSSP in Poznań, on the Interior Architecture department, under professor Jerzy Staniszkis.
After that, Rajmund got involved in the furniture industry and led the Furniture Design Workshop.

That’s when he has designed – among others – the PÓŁKA O ZMIENNYCH WYSOKOŚCIACH (1959) and a set of chairs: RED – WHITE – BLACK (1957 – 62) In 1960, together with Czesław Kowalski(KOWALSKI WALL UNITS), Leonard Kuczma, and Janusz Różański he founded the Koło group.
The group has initiated the efforts towards organising a Furniture Biennale in Poznań. Less than twenty years after (1978) the organizational committee for the I International Furniture Triennale has been established.

In 1964 he took part in scholar exchange programs in Helsinki Industrial Art Institute, and a year later in Great Britain.That’s where he met creators like Alvar Aalto or Gordon Russell.
His journeys to the west resulted in the founding of the Industrial Design department at PWSSP, where he led the Inspiring Design Workshop.

Until the end of his very active life he was very strongly tied to the Poznań university. During his professorial retirement he acted as a consultant for the Design Department and conducted architecture and design history classes at the Architecture and Design Department.
Thanks to Marek Hałas’ (the proffessor’s nephew) initiative, the facilities of his grandfather’s former furniture factory have been transformed into Rajmund Teofil Hałas’ Museum of Woodwork and local folklore.

 

The ABCs of Polish Design

Together with the Adam Mickiewicz institute we're counting down towards the opening of the Gdynia Design Days Festival, hosting the ABCs of Polish Design - an exhibition showing 100 most important Polish designs of the last century, and among them, the "adjustable...
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“Kowalski’s Chair” exhibition.

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Kowalski’s Chair”. Thursday, June 22nd 2017 / 7 pm / SH Studio (Wilcza 44)/ Warsaw curators: Cyryl Zakrzewski/ Piotr Szpilski The exhibition will be available until June 29th, from Monday to Saturday (Monday...
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Exhibition at UAP Design Gallery in Poznan

  ZAPIS. Rajmund T. Hałas 2.06.2017 – 13.07.2017 Opening day: 2.06., 18:00 Closing day: 13.07., 19:00 Galeria Design UAP Ul. Wodna 24 Curator: Katarzyna Laskowska Planning Support: Mateusz Słociński Coordinator: Julia Błaszczyńska In collaboration with:...
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nowymodel.org in sunny Italy!

We invite you to sunny Italy! It is our pleasure to inform you that our brand has found its place in the far south. For the past two months, we have been at Tomdesign in the centre of Turin, alongside such celebrities as Arco, Hay/WH Heerenhuis, Alexa Lixfeld, Tom...
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Professor Halas bookcase on a TV show “Musisz to mieć” broadcasted at HGTV Poland Home & Garden (TVN24) .

Professor Halas bookcase on a television show "Musisz to mieć" broadcasted at HGTV Poland Home & Garden (TVN24) . Look how easy it is!
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3D models for free

Click link below. http://nowymodel.org/dla-architekta/
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nowymodel.org and MakersLab are now in Poznań in the “Stary Browar”

We cordially invite you to visit our stand in the Stary Browar Shopping, Arts and Business Centre in Poznań. nowymodel.org i MakersLab are now in the "Stary Browar". You can see the works of Rajmund Teofil Halas and Boguslawa & Czeslaw Kowalski, Masters of Polish...
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Our bookcase designed by Prof. Rajmund Teofil Hałas – awarded in the Good Design 2016 competition.

Our bookcase designed by Prof. Rajmund Teofil Hałas - awarded in the Good Design 2016 competition - in the post exhibition catalogue issued by the Institute of Industrial Design.     facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest...
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