Schooled in Scandinavian modern but made in Poland, this stylish chair is exceptionally comfortable. Distinguished by its striking rounded profile and deep blue velvet upholstery, the chair furnishes a relaxing retreat with a broad seat cushion, high backrest and supportive lumbar pillow. $1,099, available from Crate and Barrel (crateandbarrel.com)
An ideal gift for the cocktail connoisseur, this set includes an assortment of handmade-in-Poland glasses and serving accessories. The set consists of two balloon glasses, two highball glasses, two martini glasses, two cocktail stirrers, an ice bucket with wooden tongs and one elongated jug with stirrer. $230, available from Crate and Barrel
Spirited brushstroke wall art is able to communicate a sense of movement – like this dynamic mixed-media wall art piece by artist Sisa Jasper. Shades of gray dominate the work, while deliberate dashes in primary colors provide energy; a hint of white reveals a sense of calm. $527, available from Ethan Allen (ethanallen.com)
In 2015, Wrocław, Poland, was named one of the best cities to live in by Mercer consulting company. The fourth-largest city in the nation, it was originally built in the medieval period over several islands. Today, Wrocław is a bustling cultural, commercial and industrial center, home to 12 islands and 130 bridges. According to travel-advisory company Lonely Planet, the city has absorbed Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences, a melting pot that makes for an interesting architectural and cultural makeup. Visitors flock to sights like Salt Market Square, Centennial Hall and St. Mary Magdalene Church, which dates back to the 13th century.
Often inspired interior design-wise by its Scandinavian neighbors to the north, Polish home décor regularly includes sleek, modern-type pieces, like the ones found here. Add a touch of this region to your own abode with the following items.