Spa in the gallery? This hasn't hapened yet! Lifery - an urban health resort, inspired by the nostalgic atmosphere of the Lower Silesian spas and wellness palaces, has entered the walls of Galeria Dizajn BWA Wrocław. Designed by Buck.Studio duo, the interior attracts with an unusual atmosphere of relaxation and ... herbal infusions.
Designers Dominika Buck and Paweł Buck are known to the global audience mainly for the implementation of unusual interior restaurants (including HINT in PURO Wrocław, NANAN, CAMPO), this time they have changed the interior of the gallery. They came up with the idea of turning the venue into a place of a moment’s respite in the city centre, offering a unique experience of relaxation, the way spa facilities do. What makes spaces designed by Buck.Studio distinct - says Katarzyna Roj, curator of the Dizajn Gallery programme - is the characteristic processing of the place, the texture-detail relationship, the holistic approach to the interior as an interaction between the physical space and choreography of the human body. And I wanted Lifery – on a daily basis, when no particular events are taking place – to be more than just a showy interior, but also a place full of vitality and enticing energy.
CAMPO, photo by PION
HINT in PURO Wrocław
In Lifery, the healing waters are replaced by medicinal herbal infusions and relaxing steam inhalations. Spa palaces inspired the creators not only because of the symbolic dimension of water, organizing the way the places function, but also due to their atmosphere. Similarly, Lifery is a meeting place, a modern-day open city salon which hosts a number of diverse event.
The premiere is accompanied by the 5! exhibition, first cross-sectional presentation of Buck.Studio’s work. Six realizations will be shown, and the five with an exclamation mark in the title refers to the designers’ manifesto, expressing values pervading their work. The exhibition will end in late summer, but Lifery will remain as the gallery’s permanent feature. City debates are planned to take place there, as well as inspiring series of meetings discussing the issue of water in the context of producing consumer goods, design and everyday use. For the Museum Night on 18 May 2019, we are preparing a special event – an intergenerational dance party at Lifery. We will be listening to old hits while drinking medicinal herbal mixture - Roj invites.
Do you want to give your own character to Lifery, have an idea for action around ecology and design? Send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org and enjoy urban relaxation on your own terms!
Lifery and 5! exhibition
Curator: Katarzyna Roj
opening of Lifery and the exhibition: 4.05.2019, 7 p.m.
Dizajn BWA Wrocław Gallery
2-4 Świdnicka Street