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The Polish designers from WAMHOUSE created a story for every interior, their work reflects their abundant imagination and extraordinary esthetic style. Here are 4 examples of concept design, we hope you will enjoy it:

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1. „Stolarnia” is the sixth and April (2013) design in the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.

“Stolarnia” (in Polish – Carpenter’s Shop) was inspired by the landscapes of the Bory Tucholskie National Park, near which the author lives and works.
According to the author, a forest is a unique carpenter’s shop, where the nature uses wood and plants to create the most beautiful forms.
Thus, the forest in itself is a perfect, designer work and no man can invent anything more perfect than the nature itself. So why not transfer that which is perfect and which has already been invented by nature into an interior?

Pine trees, the most typical of the Tuchola forests, were used in the restaurant as a modern decoration, yet in a metal form. This is also a way of, and a pretext for, emphasizing the structural elements and fittings.

Hills, which are also typical of the Tuchola forests, inspired creation of an undulating, wooden floor.Some plants (intentionally) cannot bear pressure and bend, giving life to the floor. As everybody knows, not everything in a forest is arranged perfectly, thus this symbolic disorder, which conforms to the natural trends in nature.

One could say that pylons do not occur in forests, to say nothing of national parks. Yet, for many years they have been an inherent element of rural landscapes, and thus have integrated and almost blurred with the surrounding nature. And since the pylons are situated near forests, they can also function (as decoration) in a less natural space, which a restaurant is.

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2. “Warownia” is the fourth and  February (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.

The “Warownia” is not only a restaurant and a club, but also a magical place, where the décor imparts an intriguing, slightly fairy-tale atmosphere.
Usually, each interior has its history, but his place came into existence in a special manner…
In the “Warownia”, one can see primarily white, shiny walls, among which a beautiful and young girls lives. Shutting herself off from the truth of the external world, she resembles a princess locked away in a tower.
Yet life is no bed of roses, and any artificial, idealized world which we, people (as well as this princess), construct for ourselves never stands the test of time.
Therefore, the white, shiny walls which symbolize impeccably clean appearances, ultimately break off dirty, cracked walls, showing the other, dark side of life. This is when the bright, clean interior turns into a dirty, dark dungeon.
What happens to the “princess” afterwards? Everyone can invent their own story.
Yet, this is not a fairy tale which should be told to the customers of the restaurant, but rather a short (albeit made-up) history of the interior, which should be treated with a slight pinch of salt.

The “Warownia” (which in Polish means “stronghold”) design includes white table “Baszta” (which in Polish means “tower”), a chandelier “Luna”, a glass hocker and chair “Tron”  (which in Polish means “throne”).
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3. “Palarnia” is the seventh and May (2013) design in the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
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4. “Ubojnia”is the second (December 2012) of twelve parts of an original collection called ”XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak (designer from Wamhouse).

“Ubojnia” (slaughterhouse) is not only an interior design, but a combination of design and art.
The author’s assumption was not to create trite, fashionable interiors, but non-standard places, full of symbols and metaphors, at the borderline between architecture and scenography.
Yet, the very name of the establishment suggest another, hidden message (in Polish “ubojnia” means “slaughterhouse”). Seemingly-paper armchairs called “Szkic” (in Polish “szkic” means ”sketch”) are suspended on meat hooks or tied to chains, which is supposed to symbolize omnipresent restrictions to creativity in art and design. The very word “ubojnia” may indicate killing of talent and creation, though not necessarily by third parties (as these are not shown in the images), but by the artists and designers themselves. Yet, it is but one of numerous interpretations of symbols which anyone can understand in their own way, or not interpret at all. After all, it is a commercial interior, so any possible, more or less blatant, ideology can be treated with a pinch of salt, and in the case of this specific interior, even with slightly “noir” sense of humour.
The “Ubojnia” design includes armchair “Szkic” (which in Polish means “Sketch”),
a suspended stool “Szkicownik” (which in Polish means “sketchbook”), a chandelier “Papierek” (which in Polish means “piece of paper”), a sphere-shaped, suspended and floor lamp “Kula” (which in Polish means “sphere”), a smaller suspended lamp and wall lamp “Haczyk” (which in Polish means “hook”).

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refference: www.wamhouse.pl

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