3D-printed pots at ‘Print ‘n’ Paste’ by Warsaw-based studio UAU Project at Gdynia Design Days 3D-printed pots at ‘Print ‘n’ Paste’ by Warsaw-based studio UAU Project at Gdynia Design Days For a week every summer, design thinkers and creators pour into Poland’s modernist seaside resort. Perched on the bracing Baltic, the 250,000-strong town is in its 12th year of hosting its eponymous Gdynia Design Days. The festival is ‘more about inspiration than showing off commercial products’, says the event’s artistic director, Paulina Kisiel. This year’s theme, ‘polarisation’, tried to tackle the conflicts in modern life, such as those between consumerism and minimalism. Issues of sustainability ran through many of the exhibitions, with curator Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka referencing the new Polish law that enforces the separation of rubbish. Her show ‘(No) More Waste’ featured Diederik Schneemann’s vase made of discarded flip-flops, which have a strong visual story of their own; and pleasing glassware that has been merely sanded down rather than recycled by Polish designers Agata Matlak-Lutyk and Jan Lutyk. By reusing materials from former exhibition stands to make its own display units,...