0239 GMT June 19, 2021
The exhibition was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Iran, University of Tehran and Behman Design Group.
Speaking in the inauguration ceremony, Polish Ambassador to Tehran Maciej Fałkowski said during a joint endeavor, students of the Industrial Design Department of the University of Tehran were invited to design a piece of furniture that would combine the elements of Iranian and Polish cultures.
Twelve projects were done which are now at display in this exhibition, he said.
“With the use of modern technologies, 12 series of design-intensive furniture were created and the results are also a rediscovery of so many commonalities which in a surprisingly harmonious blend were translated into practical forms,” the ambassador noted.
The designers of this projects worked on the creation of furniture that brings together Iranian architectural motifs on one side and motifs from ancient Polish textiles on the other.
The first display of the exhibition took place in January at the Embassy of Poland in Tehran. Visitors were astonished by the ideas, creativity and the high quality of the pieces.
The exhibition is also an opportunity to discuss about the presence of Iranian art in the European culture and market and the possible influence of Poles, who lived in Iran, on the Iranian furniture and textile industry.
The Iran-Poland Furniture Exhibition will finish on May 18.