In the garden at 24 Tymienieckiego Street you will find a neo-Renaissance brick villa, which now houses the Book Art Museum. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was originally intended as factory offices, but was eventually occupied by Henryk Grohman, one of the four sons of the Lodz factory owner Ludwik Grohman.




The Promised Land, TV series

directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1975


In the TV series, the ballroom, also known as the music room, of the Grohman villa has been arranged as the living room of the residence of Kazimierz and Nina Trawiński. Plot omitted from the film shows the relationship between the spouses. Trawiński enters a tastefully furnished living room where his beautiful and young wife (played by Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska) is painting a painting in the company of a violinist who is making her time pleasant. Nina – a somewhat detached art lover – presents her husband with a beautiful tabletop she commissioned from a Florentine artist, adding that she bought it almost for nothing, only 2,000 lira.  She has no idea of her husband’s financial troubles, although, seeing him distressed, she asks if he is all right. Trawinski, trying to hide from her the fact that they are on the brink of bankruptcy, blames the foul weather for his foul mood. As he kisses his wife for goodbye, he asks her to wish him luck and leaves.


Read more about the film here.