Students of Poland's renowned Academies of Fine Arts in Warsaw & Gdańsk re-imagine the Chopin Vodka bottle
Art and Design is important to Chopin Vodka because they share common values with our approach to distillation. These values include the creative process of conceiving exciting new possibilities, the trial and error of bringing ideas to life, and the lifestyle of venturing into new experiences. It is for these shared values that Chopin Vodka not only supports the arts, but feels strongly that we are part of a shared community.
In March 2016, the Chopin Vodka brand began a collaboration with the Academies of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Gdańsk. The collaboration was called the Glass Canvas competition and it asked students to create projects on a ‘blank’ bottle of Chopin Vodka. The idea was to encourage students to think differently by changing their artistic material; beyond this simple criterion there were no restrictions. In the end, 81 artists submitted a total of 121 projects; the majority coming from the graphic design departments of these schools.
The dialogue between the Chopin Vodka brand and these aspiring artists is the brainchild of Tadeusz Dorda, owner of Chopin Vodka; who is not only an art enthusiast but, more importantly, a long-time supporter of young artists.
“Combining Chopin Vodka with the creativity of students is exciting! It benefits all of us. I want the students to see how their ideas can be brought to life in the real world – that’s why we plan to choose a selection of the best projects and produce them in a limited edition series.”
Chopin Vodka, Owner
Each project presented the musings of a different student; many were brilliantly and professionally crafted. A distinguished jury consisting of representatives of the Polish Academies of Fine Arts and Chopin Vodka met together on the 20th of April to decide upon the winners. Each bottle was given consideration and, after significant discussion, the winners were selected.