We would like to invite you to EVENING WITH ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, being part of ARCH_event which will be held in Gdańsk.
Venue: HOTEL ALMOND, ul. Toruńska 12, Gdańsk
Date: 13 March, 2019 Time: 17:00 - 19:40
During the event you will also have a chance to attend an inspiring lecture given by a special guest from BBGK Architekci.
For more information and in order to register please visit: Organising Committee website
We wish to invite you to the 6th edition of the Administrative Directors’ Summit Forum which we are pleased to partner with.
The event is going to take place in Warsaw from 28 February to 1 March 2018.
In our case study we will speak about ways to create an office that all of your workers will fall for, about biophilic design and its effects, how colour can communicate meaning and finally, whether Scandinavian decor materials are just passing trends or if they can actually address the real needs.
Administrative Directors’ Summit Forum has become a regular meeting of administrative directors with its focus on organisation management, business relations, office space management and work organisation.
The topics discussed at the forum concern the current trends in the development of work and office space management in modern offices and refer to the problems encountered in various organisations and businesses. During the conference practitioners will share their knowledge and hands-on experience by demonstrating specific solutions.
We are happy to say that our latest collection of Balma STEPPS shelving units (designed by Piotr Kuchciński) has been nominated for 2019 TOP DESIGN Award in the category of OFFICE.
The exhibition will be displayed at 2019ARENA Design Fair in March 2019.
Looking forward to seeing you in Poznań!
ARENA Design 2019
12-15 March 2019
Poznań International Fair
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year for 2019!
The visionary concepts of the new culture of work as well as the contemporary space for business together with the call for creativity have been the main themes dominating the Orgatec Fair this year. Balma once again has proved that it knows best how to fit in with these trends. Those very many visitors that came to our stand could witness that themselves. We have welcomed this year’s edition of the fair with the joint exhibition of Balma and Noti brand. Thanks to that, we were able to present the contemporary idea of the versatility of a work space in a comprehensive way.
Balma STEPPS designed by Piotr Kuchciński is a modular system of shelving units which will enable to arrange any space; either if it’s office, housing or public space. The system makes it possible to establish communication routes and to set autonomous work, relaxation and fun zones.
The constructed elements allow to build wall shelving units, corner or free-standing units accessible from both sides. The stable structure is obtained thanks to metal ladders, which are connected by shelves.
The enormous diversity of the elements of Balma STEPPS permits to create a product that will satisfy various individual needs. The standard heights ranging from 1 to 7OH, 3 shelf widths as well as cabinets, boxes and sliding doors will allow to create and tailor the modules to the specific functional and aesthetic needs.
Visit the site dedicated to the latest Balma STEPPS collection
We are inviting you to visit our stand at the ORGATEC in Cologne.
We will present our brand new products and finishings.
Soon more information.
The third edition of Warsaw Home will be held on October, 4 – 7, 2018
at Katowicka 62 Street in Nadarzyn. We are looking forward to seeing you
at the BALMA stand F2.3 in Hall F.
Balma is a partner of the 11th edition of the Gdynia Design Days festival, which will be held on July 6-15, 2018.
Gdynia Design Days is an annual festival showcasing the latest trends and best practices in the field of design. Brimming with inspiring exhibitions, lectures, workshops and discussions the program is aimed at both professionals, young entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts looking for inspiration for creative activities and creative leisure time. For the 10 days in July Gdynia becomes the best summer meeting place for the design industry. GDD is also the only festival of design in Poland during which the created prototypes have a chance of being implemented. We believe that an intensive exchange of experiences and cooperation provide an opportunity to catch the wind in the sails for the following year and that the ideas born during GDD have the power to spread throughout Poland and abroad. The organizer of the festival is the Design Centre / Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia / City of Gdynia
This year's slogan is ERROR, which represents a number of meanings. How should we understand them?
In Latin, “error” means “mistake”, and as a verb it relates to journeys and wanderings. The word has been used for centuries, while today it is mostly associated with problems involving operating systems. It can also refer to clashes with rules and legal frameworks, a lack of understanding between people, unclear messages entering the public and virtual spheres.
As a result, we find ourselves in a constant state of imbalance, leading to the collapse of all the operating methods at our disposal. We are forced to seek effective, though often unconventional, solutions.
Our ever-changing reality demands we develop new skills at reading and reinterpreting codes. Too many options lead to an increase in frustration and greater margin for error. We thus arrive at a point of overload and excess – a time of error. Too many options, involving too much wealth, information and impulses from external sources, lead to polarised societies and eroded notions of freedom. Consequences include the loosening of family and social ties and a reduced sense of belonging. Emotional needs are met with virtual relationships, while the human touch is replaced with attempts to connect with machines. Being “offline” has become a luxury inaccessible to many, as it becomes ever harder for us to avoid relentlessly personalised advertising. Every day, we are offered useless innovations and tech, the sort which imposes new needs rather than meeting those already in existence.
We are faced with the challenge of having to re-evaluate our needs and re-define shared priorities. The aim is then to achieve balanced progress, ensuring a sense of safety and purpose. The responsibility for the future is in everyone's hands, but it is designers who take on the role of pioneers. This task involves identifying, analysing and trying to solve a whole host of problems. Do we know where to go next?
Gdynia has for some time been recognised as an innovative city, capable of expanding economic and civic horizons. The Polish seafaring trade evolved here, and it was the Gdynia Sea Terminal which saw the launch of legendary transatlantic ocean liners, carrying thousands of Poles on to their new lives abroad.
In July, during Gdynia Design Days we will present our own vision of contemporary “errors”. Collectively, we will consider whether we are ready for potential “break downs” and if we have created a “backup copy” of our most valuable data.
The exhibitions which will be part of the festival will offer up accessible information and possible future scripts, while discussions and workshops will allow us to consider what shared paths can be taken next. Our festival is an opportunity to revise current operating methods and a chance to seek new strategies. It is high time we defined the sort of lives we want, or rather how we can define our limits.