Story Telling: The Ever-Evolving Fiction of Poznań
The curatorial narrative we built into PURO Poznań was naturally informed by our take on the shape of the life we experienced there. To find the right voice for the tale, a playful voice for a playful hotel for a playful city, we began a playful collaboration with Poznań’s forward-thinking School of Form, working with tutor Olga Milczynska and assistants to realise the ceramic installation forming a witty conversation piece in the hotel restaurant NIFTY No. 20. Significantly, this was the project that gave birth to our series of Double Decker-designed objects and wall pieces as there was such a clear conversation between them and the work of the other artists in the collection. Beyond the visual, Double Decker teamed up with Uwe Doll, composer and former music director of Comme Des Garçons, to translate the curatorial concept into a seamless soundscape that fills the hotel’s social spaces.
Other pieces of note in the hotel collection:
Illustrator Dominik Bulka applied his characteristic graffiti to a model of a 1970’s Intercity train (designed by Kenneth Grange of iconic London taxi fame).
Ceramicist Alicja Patanowska’s unique pieces combine white porcelain with clear glass, reflecting the city’s quietly dramatic juxtapositions.
Beata Szczecinska’s exclusive series of abstract compositions echoes the city’s landscape throughout the hotel’s guest rooms.
PURO Poznań, a collaboration with Blacksheep, opened in September 2014.
Curated Meeting Room Objects