Sunday, 23 February 2014 09:00

Caroline Broadhead: ADA is a very good idea

Written by  Caroline Broadhead

It stretches ideas about amber especially as when you walk around Gdansk, there are so many amber products on sale that do not have a strong design character or evidence of contemporary thinking. That is itself is not a bad thing, but there doesn't seem to be an equal balance between commerce and creativity. Asking designers and artists to use amber to develop fresh ideas is therefore very important.

About the designs: there was some sensitive work, very beautiful objects and real skills apparent. It was a shame that some of the presentations did not tell us more about the concept and the choice of materials as this sometimes is a key element that does not come through in an image.