Warsaw, 18th of December 2017. – Industrial Design Gallery was opened at the National Museum in Warsaw. The exhibition presents the most interesting works of Polish designers. One of the exhibits is the Zortrax M200 3D printer.
The Industrial Design Gallery shows the most interesting works of Polish designers from different epochs and social environments from the beginning of the twentieth century to the modern times. Viewers can see the most important phenomena of Polish applied art, from the Zakopane style to the best examples of contemporary Polish art. In addition to the famous icons of the Polish design, the archival materials will also be presented, including photographs and fragments of films and chronicles, showing the historical context of the objects presented in the gallery. The exhibition presents exhibits in chronological order. They are simultaneously complemented by three highlighted issues: designs prepared for children, etnodesign, functional art inspired by folklore, and industrial design concerning objects with a complex structure and function – like machines and technical devices.
Among others, in the category of industrial design, there is Zortrax M200 3D printer, which conquered global markets and won numerous awards for the best plug & play device and for the best desktop 3D printer. Zortrax M200 has also been awarded for design in the past. In 2014, the device received Design Alive Awards during the fairs in Poznań and a year later it was awarded by the jury of the Top Design Award in the “Science, Medicine, Industry” category, emphasizing not only design, but also innovation and the ergonomics of the device.
Zortrax M200 is a 3D printer invented by the founders of the company from Olsztyn- Marcin Olchanowski and Rafał Tomasiak. Their goal was to build a 3D printer that will combine professional quality of printouts and ease of use with reliability and competitive prices. At that time, the market lacked this kind of device and many of the 3D printers required self-assembly.
“The presence of the Zortrax M200 at the National Museum in Warsaw is a big accomplishment for the entire company and for me as one of its creators” – said Rafał Tomasiak, CEO of Zortrax and one of the creators of the 3D printer. “Our product is not only well designed, it also helps designers and architects in their daily work, allowing them to visualize in 3D and prototype ideas that come to their minds quickly and with little expense.”
Polish Design Gallery (National Museum, Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw) is open from Friday, December 15th. The museum is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 10-18, on Fridays: 10-21, Saturdays and Sundays: 10-18. On Tuesdays, the admission to the permanent gallery, and therefore also to the Industrial Design Gallery, is free.