Island Plac Wolności for Malta Festival 2015

Location Poznań, Poland
Year 2015
Status Conpleted
Client Fundacja Malta
Program Island on the square as a city mattress with trees that provide shadow
Area 25 m2
Team Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, Luis Gómez Soriano
Photography Mateusz Bieniaszczyk, Maciej Zakrzewski

Project „Island Plac Wolności" is a direct continuation of mattress „Layoff”, the idea of city mattress which gives pedestrians the pretext for being together and joint rest in the public sphere. The mattress island on the Plac Wolności square is both bigger (25m2) from its predecessor in Gdynia (9m2) and constitutes material trailer of the Malta Festival programme announcing the new order in the city space. The inconspicuous structure made of soft large pillows enters a fruitful dialogue with the everyday routines of using the square. And the diversified form of the mattress along with humps sticking out of it allow to arrange the body freely and look at the square from the yet unknown perspective.


Island Plac Wolności has been designed for Malta Festival 2015: New World Order. Idea of a City Mattress has been developed for the main exhibition City+ 5.30.60 of Gdynia Design Days 2014. Gdynia Design Days is organized by Gdynia city, Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny Gdynia and Centrum Designu Gdynia.