Textile designing in Polish People's Republic
In Polish People's Republic period there was an official urge for cooperation between artists and industry. Wanda Telakowska, the founder of the Institute of Industrial Design (established in 1950), claimed that mass-produced clothing fabrics should be pretty and attractive. One of her aims was to increase the level of the product aesthetics. She insisted on the involvement of professional artists in the production of textiles. Artistic schools in Poland - especially Łódź State Art School (PWSSP), contemporary Strzemiński Academy of Art in Łódź (ASP) - educated professionals who would find employment in design units of textile factories. The designers looked at new trends and eagerly took inspiration from modern art.