Wayfinding elements in Emigration Museum in Gdynia

  • Wayfinding elements 
    in Emigration Museum 
    in Gdynia / Poland

    The history of departures from the Polish lands is hundreds of years old. From the initiative 
    of the Gdynia city's authorities, the historical edifice of the Marine Station became the first Museum in Poland that touches this subject. The headquarters of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia is located right 
    by the sea in the historical building of the Marine Station, which was erected during the interwar period. 
    The present-day shape of this historical building is the result of a thorough adaptation of this treasure 
    of modernist architecture to its new role. 

    Our task, as a designers of the wayfinding elements, was to emphasize & complement the beauty of 
    the modernist building - to make the final product look like an inseparable element of the existing space. These assumptions have leaded us to use materials (wood, steel, etc.) & design that were characteristic 
    in the 20's & 30's. We decided to make the carriers playful and pleasent to look at (that's why we have chosen modularity) As a result we developed both product (3D carrier design, construction) and graphic 
    look of the presented elements. 


    Design: 2016
    Design team: Aleksandra Krupa, Weronika Mehr, Adrianna Sowińska, Bartlomiej Witański
    Photo credit: Bogna Kociumbas

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