„Let’s play” is the slogan of the 10th edition of the Mood for Wood  workshop, which will take place in July in Poznań. The workshop participants will design and make furniture for the recipients of „Dzieciniec pod Słońcem”.

„Dzieciniec pod Słońcem” is a vast Jordan garden with an intimate building of the Municipal Youth Culture Centre. The green and spacious complex was built in 1929 between Dębińska Street and the Warta River and the River Baths built on the river at the same time. In recent years, after years of degradation and oblivion, both Dzieciniec and Baths have been extensively restored in a form very similar to the original nearly a century ago.

Now it’s time to introduce contemporary and functional variety to the geometrically laid out garden space, designed with young people in mind. To create such elements that are missing in the aesthetic, but still poorly animated space. Furniture that is useful, multifunctional, easily accessible, unique with an element of fun – and at the same time respectful of the historical context, as Dzieciniec is under the tutelage of historical preservationists.


During twelve days you’ll be focused on group design work, interesting lectures, sightseeing and many more attractions! Your task will be to design and produce wooden city furniture under the supervision of five international groups of tutors for specific urban related localization in Poznań.


Students of Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design and more from Poland, Germany and France.

How we do it:


Every design has its users and their needs. Two on-site meetings will be arrange between the participants and locals.


All designs must fulfill the budget – the cost of the materials must not exceed 8000 pln (about 2000 euro).


The building material is of course wood. There is no limit for the amount of chosen material, except the budget.


Design work place is at Dzieciniec pod Słońcem, 4 days are available for group work


Carpentry workshops are available for 5 days, we will working on site


Time is of the essence! Respect the schedule, be prepared for the deadlines!


Workshop fee

200 EUR/ 800 PLN

Cost of the workshops includes:

  • accommodation in Poznań during the period 21.07-01.08.2022
  • full board (breakfast, lunch, supper)
  • coffee breaks
  • travel to/from Poznań (students from Germany – departure from Berlin or Cottbus, students from France – departure from Paris,  students from Poland – public transport from any location in the country)
  • public transport in Poznań
  • Health and Safety training – ending with a certificate
  • work materials for the workshops
  • package of gadgets from Mood for Wood