We have achieved huge success over many years, evolving from a small producer of three ergonomic chair models into the third biggest office furniture manufacturer in Europe. Being proud of that, we would like to share our success with others. Therefore, since March 2015 we have been cooperating with the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, as the Patron of Educational and Concert Programs. We have decided to support young artists who have not only huge talent but also great enthusiasm for work. Thanks to the Centre, they have a chance to become outstanding musicians in the future.
Our decision to become the Patron of Educational and Concert Programs in the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music has stemmed from the fact that this institution allows young people to spread their wings and turn into outstanding musicians.
Chief Finance Officer, Vice-President of the Management Board
We are extremely proud to see how the musical talent of young people is blooming. Therefore, we are happy to continue being the Patron of Educational and Concert Programs. Looking at the enthusiasm and great commitment of the young people involved, we are sure that by enabling them to learn from the best, we help them open the door to huge fame, as well as the most prestigious and beautiful concert halls in the world.
We were also a partner of some unique musical events that were organised by the Centre. The annual "Emanacje" festival and the Santander Orchestra concert, with the participation of Szymon Nehring, are just two of the most important events. In 2016 the Orchestra of the Film Music Festival gave a concert in Lusławice too. The young musicians presented the original pieces composed by Emmy Award winners for some of the most famous animation movies by Warner Bros studio, such as Batman, Scooby-Doo, Justice League, Teen Titans and Superman.
Our decision to sign a contract with the European Centre for Music in Lusławice inspired us to undertake further actions supporting music more broadly, not just classical music. This is how the project called "THE YEAR OF MUSIC" came into being. Since 2016 we have been supporting the unique Young Arts Festival, which gives concerts that are incorporated into the urban space of Krosno and enriched with a modern visual setting. The list of special guests who have taken part in the festival includes the composer and conductor Krzesimir Dębski and the outstanding pianist Leszek Możdżer. Our company was also a partner of the Gala Concert of the "Let's Remember Osiecka" Festival, which was held in September 2016. This event was organised by the Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, which we equipped with 1,000 Roma armchairs by Forum Seating one year earlier.
One of the project's priorities was to draw our clients' and employees' attention to classical music. In 2015, we became the Patron of the "Lusławice Musical Talents" album; we gave CDs to our clients as gifts. In the same year, we organised a concert for our employees, performed by graduates of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. This event had an unusual character – it was held at our factory in Jasło. It is not only the Centre's pupils who achieve successes. In 2016, our program "The Year of Music" was awarded in the ranking of socially responsible companies "I respond to Poland" organised by Gazeta Bankowa. Winning a prize in the Culture category of the competition was exceptionally important to us, since the jury primarily took into account those companies that most contributed to the development of the local community.