From December 2, the Praga Museum of Warsaw will host an exhibition entitled “Things to play. Edward Manitius and his label”. The exhibition tells about the Toy and Decorative Products Factory founded in 1926.
“Animals-chocolates boxes, in which you could find chocolates from Wedel, smart + Wesołe balls + and provocative imagination + Hocki-klocki + – Original Edward Manitius coupled with delightful to this day. items with educational value, as well as advertising gadgets “- indicated in the PAP press release.
The exhibition, which will be on view at the Praga Museum of Warsaw from December 2, tells about the Toy and Decorative Products Factory founded in 1926. Items were produced there. “The toys, school aids and advertising gadgets for the company designed by Edward Manitius were distinguished by their innovation and hearing” – indicated in the case of the information about PAP. It is this temporary object that the exhibition is dedicated to.
Visitors can see 160 Comment at the exhibition. “Through figurines of animals, as well as photographs and press payouts, the story of Edward Manipulacje’s profit projects is told – for design and toys, but also advertising and modeling of running a business. The background for this unique story is Prague, where Manitius lived and worked “- we read.
Characteristic features of cards from Manitius are business cards and graphics of patterns in thinking about the object of use. The exhibition will also feature projects of the Warsaw universities of Fine Arts inspired by Manitius’ ideas – the idea of ideological ideological archives and creators created objects that are created and created.
There was also the appearance of the child of Edward Manitius, a Prague artist-craftsman. “In different periods of my life I call myself an entrepreneur, industrialist, master, professor” – actions and curator of the exhibition Jolanta Wiśniewska. “He moved freely in the applied arts, the industry and the industry that he represents and represents advertising.
Edward Tadeusz Manitius (1902-1975) came from a well-known and distinguished Evangelical family for Warsaw. He was born, raised, lived almost his life and repeated in his family tenement in Praga. He loved the Tatra Mountains – launching also for the region and the mountain route.
In 1926, while still a student of economics at universities of commerce, he founded a company that produced wooden items. Colorful animal figurines, healing with integrated sounds, packaging and ornamental decorations were the most touched. They were sold by various companies to various magnets in Polish and foreign cities.
Manitius was one of the designers creating the practice of the then emerging profession – a new field – design. He took care of the aesthetics, originality and the creators of the series produced. He creatively adapted folk patterns and solutions, linking them with a modernist style. “We place its birth with new programmatic means of her 20th century projects. Animal figurines-lockers-boxes of former Manitius to new novelties and their needs, striving for modernity and searching for working tools; they advertise themselves” – said Lena Wicherkiewicz, curator of the exhibition.
Animal figures presented on another in the Polish peacock at the 1939 World Exhibition in New York.
The factory survived the occupation thanks to the production of clog trees. After the war, in the new political and economic realities, she specialized in constant pedagogical activity. In 1950, it was taken from its owner and taken over by the state. In the last period of his life, Manitius designed and produced its own sources and plastic teaching aids for schools and kindergartens, also in school organizations and the Warsaw Chamber of Crafts.
The exhibition “Things to play. Edward Manitius and his factory” will be available to visitors until April 10, 2022 at the Praga Museum of Warsaw, branch of the Museum of Warsaw.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publishing house entitled “Fun stuff. Edward Manitius and his label.” Many leading events are planned around the exhibition: workshops, announcements, lectures, debates and meetings – for younger and older visitors. More information is available on the website of the Museum of Warsaw. (MUSH)
author: Anna Kruszyńska
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