„Ptaszarnia” is the first (November) part of the 12-part collection of interiors and furniture, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak (designer from Wamhouse).
The collection “XII” will consist of 12 thematic interior designs, together with furniture and fittings, which in each part will be interconnected, not only in terms of style, but also by name.
Each subsequent design will be created within one month, and the entire collection will take one year to create.
Here, visualization is to constitute more than a design, which is thrown away after implementation of the interior design, but mainly an image, which has a deeper meaning and can function individually, for instance as a print on a wall, or even a CD cover.
These will not be interiors made to a specific order, but designs based on the author’s fantasy and his fascinations of various sorts. It will be possible to order a specific interior design in the form of adaptation of the selected part of the collection, on the basis of exclusivity.
“Ptaszarnia” (aviary) 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 performance.
Due to their nature, these are mostly commercial interiors, intended for use and reception by a larger group of people. Yet, it was not supposed to be an art gallery, in which art is merely watched, but places in which it could be put into use and to do virtually everything – depending on the purpose and function of the premises.
The author of the collection did not strive to artificially ascribe ideology to random ideas, but rather to make the entire design readable and coherent, and at the same time to design every item specifically for the given interior.
The project “Ptaszarnia” includes the armchair “Ptaszek” and the hanging lamp “Ptaszyna” .
The “Ptaszyna” lamp (which in Polish means ”nestling”) look luxurious at the first glance. Gold and black finishing, as well as shape resembling a reverse crown are to symbolize splendour and wealth. But do not let the appearance deceive you, as this lamp has a second nature. Dripping golden icicles have irregular and awkward shape, which makes the lamp a little scary as well. “Ptaszyna” is a supplement to the “Ptaszarnia” project (which in Polish means “aviary”), and the entire idea is based on the theme of birds.
The “Ptaszek” armchair “ (which in Polish means “birdie”) also looks luxuriously and resembles a bird, but the surprise is the fact that the armchair walks over the floor and the walls, leaving tracks behind it.
Thanks to this, the entire enterer comes to live and assumes slightly grotesque appearance, which reflects the author’s idea on architecture and design in general – which we should treat with greater sense of humour.