As it turns out, not everyone was delighted with Poland’s spectacular success at the World’s Fair in Paris. The Polish avant-garde community, namely members of the BLOK group (1924), thought that tapping into traditional folk art did not accurately present the newest trends in Polish art and design. In 1926 in Warsaw, two opposing design groups were formed. The Spółdzielnia Artystów ŁAD (ŁAD Artists’ Co-operative) was heir to the concepts put forward by the Kraków Workshops. The Praesens group (1926), an initiative created by architects, graduates of the Architecture Faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology and modern artists, on the other hand, wanted a clean break from traditional forms. Their interests focused on the industrialisation and standardisation of the construction and design of everyday objects.