designer Bogusława i Czesław Kowalscy

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A product from the “Icons of Polish design” series. A classic Kowalski’s chair, formerly a part of a legendary set that has never made it to production, has finally got a physical shape. Elegant, light, slender, bright, comfy, and stylish. The chairs are made of beechwood and bent plywood vernished with natural chestnut veneer obtained from natural chestnut trees – thus making every piece differ in colour and texture. The wood is beautiful for it isdifferent every time around. The design comes from the rich variety of Polish design. They’re hand-made so every piece is unique. You won’t find another chair like this anywhere. nowymodel.org is the first to show this design.


Bogusława i Czesław Kowalscy
"Kowalski's furniture" - the most popular simple sets of "segments" or "folding furniture" or "wall units" during the communist era - accompanied millions of Poles for almost thirty years. Today, most of us have either forgotten about them or think that the popular name was just a propaganda stunt. Read more... Meble Kowalskich is indeed the work of the Kowalskis. Specifically, a married couple: Bogusława Michałowska-Kowalska and Czesław Kowalski, both interior designers from Poznań. In the spring of 1961, Zjednoczenie Przemysłu Meblarskiego in Poznań (furniture industry association) and Poznań branch of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP) announced a competition for a project to furnish a microscopic apartment for Łódź weavers. Their furniture hit the stores a year and a half later. Since then, Kowalski Furniture was produced for two decades, and in other versions for almost two decades, because the Kowalski's designed other segments and not only - also stylish furniture or interior design, stage decoration, etc. Bogusława and Czesław Kowalski have won numerous awards and distinctions during their decades of work. Their earliest joint achievement came while they were still students, in March 1956: first prize in the competition for stage design for Leopold Staff's Godiva, soon followed by the production's victory at the national festival of student theaters in Warsaw. However, the two most important awards Bogusława and Czesław won together were winning the national furniture competitions organized by the Association of Polish Artists and Designers and the Furniture Industry Association in 1961-1963 and in 1973, both of which resulted in subsequent generations of "Kowalski Furniture" produced in millions of copies all over the country. An important award for Czesław was certainly the Award of the City of Poznań for achievements in interior design (1966), for Bogusława - several first prizes won in Cepelia competitions and Poznań Fairs for her designs of stylish furniture and so called "wooden gallantry" (1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979). Source: meblekowalskich.pl