CEPELIA

60 years of Cepelia

This year Cepelia celebrates its 60th birthday. The 60 years of the organization’ history reflects everything that has come to pass in Poland’s recent history. Regardless, however, of all the transformations, changing opportunities and conditions for its operation, Cepelia has remained faithful to its fundamental goal of promoting art rooted in Polish native traditions. There have always existed two undercurrents in Cepelia’s activity: folk art associated with the work of country artists and decorative art, artistic handicraft. The native art ideas have inspired the creative work of the plastician artists and found their expression in fabric, ceramics, furniture, wickery, etc.

Cepelia has successfully protected those values which could not provide enough support for the professional and cepeliafolk artists. Cepelia has remained firmly rooted in the popular consciousness, with its trademark of a stylized cock embodying for years a symbol of high quality of merchandize.

Cepelia’s history is but over half a century of concern for the beauty slowly passing into oblivion.

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DID YOU KNOW?

During the fifties CEPELIA cooperative “Brąz Dekoracyjny” restored the monument of Fryderyk Chopin that was destroyed during the World War II. The monument, placed in the Royal Baths in Warsaw, was designed in the beginning of the XXth century by Wacław Szymanowski. New, reconstructed monument was unveiled in 1958.

CONTACT

Fundacja “CEPELIA” - Polska Sztuka i Rękodzieło
ul. Chmielna 8, 00-020 Warszawa
tel. (022) 826-60-31, fax. (022) 826-48-54

e-mail: fundacja@cepelia.pl