The 1st edition of Warsaw Gift & Deco Show 2019, with the participation of Mazowsze

For the first time, our ensemble presented its own Mazowsze trademark at a Polish design fair. It is also the first time in the ensemble’s history that we had our own, specially designed stand which allowed for a multidimensional presentation of our activity. 800 exhibitors from Poland and abroad took part in the fair. They presented the newest trends and a wide variety of products, such as decorative products, interior furnishings, glass and ceramic products, everyday use objects, jewelry, fashion, occasional courtesy gifts and gadgets, stationery, and souvenirs. Ours was the biggest event of this kind in this part of Europe.

Mazowsze presented our newest fashion line, designed by Mazowsze’s costume designer, Rafał Orłowski, as well as the line of fine bone china dedicated to Tadeusz Sygietyński, the ensemble’s founder. The china was prepared by BGH Network S.A. (formerly Bogucice Porcelain Factory). This is our first step in building the Mazowsze trademark, a part of Polish design!

All the projects seemed to be of great interest to the visitors at the fair. It was an excellent occasion to present Mazowsze’s offer to individual visitors, but not only that. Our stand was also visited by trading partners from Japan, India, and China.

Apart from our commercial activity, Mazowsze has always promoted Polish folk culture. There were ensemble artists present at the stand, who engaged in conversations with the visitors, telling about our everyday work, repertoire, and upcoming concert plans. The visitors also had an opportunity to take part in workshops run by folk artists. Also, our invaluable seamstress, Katarzyna Klepacz, shared more details about folk costumes, telling about her work as a costumer and a handmade embroidery specialist, who has been with Mazowsze for nearly 60 years.

We are happy that, in co-operation with other exhibitors, we could jointly create “Project: POLAND” and show the visitors that Mazowsze has been dynamically developing and bravely entering new fields of their its activity.

 

Katarzyna Łacheta

Photography by Monika Słęcka and Ewa Żukowska

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