Manufactured Culture

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Contemporary and unique home accessories

 

Manufactured Culture is an online homewares boutique based in London founded by Dorota Szelagowska, a London-based design enthusiast. Our mission is to curate interior design objects from countries of Central and Eastern Europe; the design heritage of those countries is reclaimed by emerging designers and introduced to the new generation. We offer the best of contemporary talent, undiscovered design items (furniture, lighting, home accessories) from a new generation of designers, who will have a global showcase for their distinctive and innovative look.

Best contemporaty talents

Manufactured Culture curated an exclusive selection of the best contemporary talents from emerging artisans, as well as an exciting edit of established brands and designers. Many products are handmade in limited editions, coming from independent designers and small design studios, who merge traditional – often disappearing – craft skills with new design. Our established brand include Cmielow Design Studio, a creative ceramics studio, launched by Ćmielów and Chodzież, Polish Porcelain fabrics established in 1852. The studio is led by a renowned ceramist Mr Marek Cecula- recipient of the numerous prestigious awards, holding the post of Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art, London. One of our most interesting artisans is glass designer Agnieszka Bar, who has created a set of award winning, limited-edition crystal vases. Each piece was finished by hand and is currently being shown at exhibitions at The National Museum in Krakow, as well as at the Museum of Oscar Niemeyer in Brasil.

We also offer iconic products, such as Roman Modzelewski RM58 chair designed in 1958 and only produced in 2012 for the first time with efforts of producent Vzor. This classic chair is the first example of polyester-glass laminate used in furniture and an early example is shown at the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Manufactured Culture also represents Comforty in the UK- contemporary, design-focus brand of upholstered furniture who. Comforty is a group of international designers, gaining a reputation as one of the most influential new furniture design teams in Europe. One of Comforty designers is Allessandro Mendini- father of modern design and one of the most influential creative minds of our times. Our mission is to provide the best design pieces to our customers, from smaller pieces of beautifully handcrafted ceramics to larger, contemporary pieces of furniture from well established brands. Manufactured Culture is the go-to site for anyone who wants out of the ordinary design objects (like tables and handmade desks, contemporary stools and chairs, designers coatstands.)