New neon to add sparkle to Warsaw’s Chopin Museum

The winning entry will light up the wall of the Chopin Museum on ul. Tamka. Fryderyk Chopin Institute

A competition is under way to choose a new set of neon lights for Warsaw’s Chopin Museum, with the winning entry set to illuminate the museum’s walls by the end of the year.

Three projects have been selected to compete against each other, with designs crafted by Warsaw-based artists and designers Grzegorz Laszuk, Jan Strumiłło as well as the Studio Robot collective all going to a public vote.

Three projects have been selected to compete against each other, with designs crafted by Grzegorz Laszuk, Jan Strumiłło as well as Studio Robot (above) all going to a public vote.Fryderyk Chopin Institute

The neon is set to light up the wall of the Chopin Museum on ul. Tamka after a winner is decided with the final design picked using the highest number of Facebook likes. Voting will last until November 13th.

The neon is set to light up the wall of the Chopin Museum on ul. Tamka after a winner is decided with the final design picked using the highest number of Facebook likes.Fryderyk Chopin Institute

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute has announced that the chosen design will be installed and put on display by the end of the year, lighting up one of Warsaw’s major thoroughfares which links the city centre to the trendy Powiśle district.

The chosen design will be installed and put on display by the end of the year, lighting up one of Warsaw’s major thoroughfares which links the city centre to the trendy Powiśle district.Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Warsaw already has a wealth of sights associated with the life of the world-famous Romantic composer. It was here that Chopin grew up, composed his first pieces and gave concerts at the family home on Krakowskie Przedmieście in the heart of Warsaw’s downtown.

Warsaw already has a wealth of sights relating to Chopin, among them the Chopin Museum inside the baroque Ostrogski Palace.Grzegorz Jakubowski/PAP

However, the city’s Chopin heartland is undoubtedly focused around the Fryderyk Chopin Institute which sits opposite the Chopin Museum in the renovated baroque Ostrogski Palace on ul. Tamka. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Chopin memorabilia, with over 7,500 objects including manuscripts, correspondence, as well as personal items once belonging to the composer.