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Friday, 01 February 2013 22:52

Polish Design at Inhorgenta Trade Fair

Written by  Anna Sado
Arek Wolski Jewellery Arek Wolski Jewellery

For years, the Inhorgenta Munich trade fair has been the most important trade fair event for Polish jewellery creators - both the renowned ones and beginners. As many as 20 Polish designers will present their works at the famous C2 designer hall.

Even 10 years ago at the trade fair in Munich, Polish exhibitors there were nearly exclusively companies offering silver jewellery with amber. Now, the structure of exhibitors has undergone significant transformations. We are still represented in the hall devoted to amber jewellery, but silver jewellery has turned out to be an equally important sector, especially the designer jewellery, as in Munich we are considered to be the leaders in its production. It is also confirmed by the number of companies/designers who exhibit their works in the prestigious C2 hall, called the Design Hall and regarded as the best business platform in the world for presenting designer jewellery.

In 2013, in that hall there will be as many as 20 Polish companies offering unique patterns, widely recognised all over the world. Among them there will be such famous names as: Marcin Zaremski or Arek Wolski. We will have another chance to see amber in the unique presentation of amber in products by the Art7 company. However, I am mostly pleased with the fact that the tradition started by renowned designers is being continued by younger generations. More than half of the 20 Polish companies presenting their jewellery in the C2 hall, are young, talented and ambitious designers who try their best at various platforms. The Inhorgenta trade fair wants to support them in their pursuit of the international market. One of those initiatives is the Innovations Forum - for young designers who have been functioning on local markets for no longer than 4 years. Designers such as: Sebastian Buchwic, Karolina Bik and Marta Włodarska (Amberwood) will present their works there. An interesting platform is the Brand New-New Brand in the C2 hall. It is meant to be a kind of "springboard" for young designers, graduates from design schools, to make their start in their professional lives easier. This year, there will be 5 graduates of local universities.

For many years, the Inhorgenta Munich trade fair has been the most important trade fair event for Polish companies connected with the jewellery industry. The number of  exhibitors from Poland increases from one year to another. In 2013 there will be 40 of them (compare with 2012: there were 35 exhibitors from Poland). The number is symbolic, as in 2013 it is also the 40th anniversary of the Inhorgenta trade fair.

Inhorgenta Munich
22nd-25th February, 2013

Anna Sado

Anna Sado

Trade journalist specialising in jewellery related topics. Since 2007 has been co-creator of the amber portal

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