Ubojnia design by Karina Wiciak from Wamhouse

Ubojnia, which means ‘Slaughterhouse’ in Polish, is an interior design concept created by Karina Wiciak of Polish design studio Wamhouse. Created as the second part of the ‘XII’ collection, which basically consists of twelve thematic interior designs that try to combine art and design to create some highly original sets of furniture and fittings. Inspired by a slaughterhouse, the Ubojnia design includes an armchair ‘Szkic’ (which in Polish means ‘Sketch’), a suspended stool ‘Szkicownik’ (which in Polish means ‘Sketchbook’), a chandelier ‘Papierek’ (which in Polish means ‘piece of paper’),  a sphere-shaped, suspended & floor lamp ‘Kula’ (which in Polish means ‘sphere’) and a smaller suspended lamp and wall lamp ‘Haczyk’ (which in Polish means ‘Hook’).

Ubojnia was conceptualized with the intent of creating a non-standard place, full of symbols and metaphors, at the borderline between architecture and performance. Ubojnia’s paper walls and staircase are illustrated with pencil hatching, a motif that continues in the folded paper armchairs, which appear to be held up by meat hooks hanging from the ceiling.  Two bar stools are also suspended from the black hooks, while a chandelier has been created from a cluster of hooks joined by crumpled sheets of newspaper. A spherical floor lamp resembles a prisoner’s ball and chain, while other bulbs appear to have been skewered onto the ends of hanging hooks.

“At first glance, Ubojnia shows a motif of hatching, a sketch which not only the main element of decoration, but also visually changes the scale of the room. People who stay in such an interior may get an impression that they are shrunk, or at least that they are in a fabulous and unreal world.” 

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