- “Warownia” is the fourth and February (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
The “Warownia” is not only a restaurant and a club, but also a magical place, where the décor imparts an intriguing, slightly fairy-tale atmosphere.
Usually, each interior has its history, but his place came into existence in a special manner...
In the “Warownia”, one can see primarily white, shiny walls, among which a beautiful and young girls lives. Shutting herself off from the truth of the external world, she resembles a princess locked away in a tower.
Yet life is no bed of roses, and any artificial, idealized world which we, people (as well as this princess), construct for ourselves never stands the test of time.
Therefore, the white, shiny walls which symbolize impeccably clean appearances, ultimately break off dirty, cracked walls, showing the other, dark side of life. This is when the bright, clean interior turns into a dirty, dark dungeon.
What happens to the "princess” afterwards? Everyone can invent their own story.
Yet, this is not a fairy tale which should be told to the customers of the restaurant, but rather a short (albeit made-up) history of the interior, which should be treated with a slight pinch of salt.
- About the collection “XII”:
The collection "XII" consist of 12 thematic interior designs, together with furniture and fittings, which in each part is interconnected, not only in terms of style, but also by name. Each subsequent design was created within one month, and the entire collection was take one year to create.
Here, visualization is to constitute more than a design, which is thrown away after implementation of the interior design, but mainly animage, which has a deeper meaning and can function individually.
These are not interiors made to a specific order, but designs based on theauthor’s fantasy and his fascinations of various sorts. It is possible to order a specific interior design in the form of adaptation of the selected part of the collection, on the basis ofexclusivity.
The author’s assumption is not to create trite, fashionable interiors,but non-standard places, full of symbols and metaphors, at the borderline between architecture and scenography.
Due to their nature, these are mostly commercial interiors, intended foruse and reception by a larger group of people. Yet, it is not supposed to be an art gallery, in which art is merely watched, but places in which it could be put into use and to do virtually everything – depending on the purpose and function of the premises.
The author of the collection did not strive to artificially ascribe ideology to random ideas, but rather to make the entire design readable and coherent, and at the same time to design every item specifically for the given interior.
- The “Warownia” (which in Polish means “stronghold”) design includes white table “Baszta” (which in Polish means “tower”), a chandelier “Luna”, a glass hocker and chair “Tron” (which in Polish means “throne”).