Regarded as one of the earlier pioneers of Poland’s poster movement, the work of artist Stefan Norblin is enjoying a fleeting international resurgence after being highlighted by the cult portal Flashbak.
VIDEO: Originally discovered in 2015 decaying in the eastern village of Małaszewicze, the carriages have since undergone a stunning renovation and are set to go back into service in 2025 with the launch of the new Orient Express train.
Renovated just four-years ago, Komierowo Palace finished in the top spot ahead of Ireland’s Blue Haven Hotel, and the Hotel Chesa Grischuna in Klosters, Switzerland.
Initially intended to showcase 60 of the artist’s paintings, Poland’s first ever monographic exhibition of her work entitled “Tamara de Lempicka. A Woman on a Journey”, has taken on a new relevancy in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Striking in its design, the historic Queens Hotel in Leeds has once again become a calling card of the city with a 50 percent surge in bookings following its renovation by Kraków design studio Iliard. Wojciech Witek, Iliard’s chief development officer, said the project began by ‘starting a dialogue with history’.
With furniture including armchairs, chandeliers, a raised “common table” with barstools and an island with a coffee machine and even a shelf of books, the interior by Warsaw-based Piotrowscy Design is aimed at calming patients’ nerves by removing the typical cold, clinical interiors of traditional dentists.
One of the leading lights of the art deco movement, it is hoped that Tamara de Lempicka’s Still Life With Tangerines will remain in Poland, although the buyer remains anonymous.