It’s hard to find a better place for premiere edition of the festival, than the heart of the European Union. It is here in the context of the historic architecture of the city luxurious Polishness will present its appearance by phenomenal container perceived as an art object and the design products set inside it. The opening of the exhibition will take place on 8 September at. 20.00 – Marche aux Poissons (Place St. Catherine). It will be accompanied by light and VJ show and musical performance of the best DJs from Poland. The initiative was supported by The Embassy of Poland in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Polish Institute in Belgium and it organized by the following Polish regions: Westpomerania, Swietokrzyskie, Warmia-Mazury, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubelskie, Lower Silesia Lodzkie and City of Lodz.
Polish Design Island is a pioneering festival presenting the most interesting design objects from Poland. The idea of the project is an unconventional exhibition of carefully selected products in urban area of European capitals. PDI stands out with compactness involving the placement of the objects in black, posh shipping container. The interior of the container is arranged as living room, being the island for selected products, which will present their functionality and panache. At the same time also the container itself will function as a newcomer – stepping on the „island” of the town.