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.
We are more than happy to say that SIMPLIC line of conference tables with wooden legs and nano-laminate table tops has received a recommendation for DOBRY WZÓR 2018 in the category of Work Space. The idea underlying SIMPLIC conference tables is the universality and flexibility of conference solutions. Thanks to the well thought-out concept of this sophisticated line, we have managed to achieve technological and aesthetic cohesion. SIMPLIC stands for simplicity – it is both the simplicity of the form and structure as well as the simplicity of the usage.
SIMPLIC conference tables with wooden, minimalist legs made of solid oak wood directly refer to nature, which should be treated as one of the best resources for inspiration for modern office design. Natural materials can positively affect our physical and mental health, and employees who are surrounded by such materials do feel much happier.
The line of SIMPLIC conference tables with the plywood table tops and no-finger-print nano-laminate surface has been designed for demanding users. The unique material of SIMPLIC conference tables allows to create an elegant, aesthetic and modern office. With SIMPLIC tables that space will not only serve as an ideal meeting place, but it will also best represent the given company.
Announcing the winners of DOBRY WZÓR 2018 Competition is planned for autumn 2018.
See you in our chillout zone at the 5. Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland & CEE conference on June 12-13!
Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland & CEE conference is the largest meeting of investors, hotel chains, developers and representatives of the European cities across Central and Eastern Europe. Every year, the event attracts over 250 Polish and foreign attendees, thus confirming the great interest in investments in the CEE region and the need to exchange experiences and inspiration.
See more on the event website.
A new material available in the BALMA Furniture range -nano-laminate, available in white and black. Nano-laminate is a material of extraordinary durability. It has a unique no-finger-print matt surface. This laminate can be used for conference tables and desk tops for our Plus, Simplic, H2 as well as Mixt ranges.
A system of lightweight desk partitions and screens. ETUM walls serve as a convenient and economical solution that allows dividing workplaces. Those universal partition walls can be attached to Balma
different systems of desks, thanks to their special mounting elements. The free-standing screens allow any settings or arrangements and make it possible to adjust the workspace to the current needs of employees. They are lightweight and easy to assemble, available in many colours of upholstery.
On 5 April 2018 in the Music Theatre in Poznań, Ryszard Balcerkiewicz – President of Noti, founder and member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Fabryka Mebli Balma celebrated his 40th business anniversary.
The celebration gathered the jubilee’s employees, friends, long-term business partners of Balma and Noti as well as family members.
See more at ➡➡➡ www.balma.pl/40jubileusz
Come and see us at Clerkenwell Design Week in London 22-24 May.
Come visit our Showroom.
8-11 St Johns Lane