One of the most creative, versatile and unpredictable design studios in Poland. The team consists of Dominik Cymer and Kasia Lorenz. Dominik works on design and graphics and Kasia focuses on the strategy, creating concepts and leading projects. Read more »about: Cyber Kids on Real
Fashion designer, the first art director of Moda Polska, co-architect of the enterprise’s success. Jadwiga Grabowska was born in Warsaw in 1898, died in her hometown in 1988. She has always been interested in fashion, and engaged in it professionally out of necessity. Read more »about: Jadwiga Grabowska
An exceptional persona among Polish fashion designers, the first lady of minimalism. The first fashion designer after the system-wide transformation of 1989. At that time she was already distinct from what was happening on the market. This distinctness still defines her today.
Read more »about: Joanna Klimas
Maria Joanna Juchnowska is a Polish designer working in Oslo. First and foremost she does ceramics – she uses this medium to create both everyday use items, jewellery and sculptural forms, often accompanied by video and performance art. She is interested in craft and ceramics handwork and also in utilising industrial production leftovers. Read more »about: Maria JJ Juchnowska
The designer duo from Gdańsk, Agata Kulik-Pomorska (born 1976) and Paweł Pomorski (born 1974), creates furniture and other objects of daily use in reference to recycling and ecology, giving a new meaning to commonly known materials and objects. Read more »about: Malafor
Michał Marcinkowski had his first big success in the video game industry as soon as in high school. Since that time he has been considered to be the first Polish indie game developer. Read more »about: Michał Marcinkowski
Star of Polish TV and author of popular books on tinkering. Creator of Zrób to sam [Do it yourself], an iconic programme for youth, broadcast in Poland in times of the Communist Era. He was born on 3 December 1923 in Czarnków in the region of Wielkopolska (Greater Poland). Read more »about: Adam Słodowy
AZE design studio consists of two designers: Anna Kotowicz-Puszkarewicz (born 1978), graduate from the Faculty of Graphic Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and Artur Puszkarewicz (born 1976) who graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University in Białystok. Read more »about: AZE design
Painter, graphic designer, illustrator. Burdzyńska is not afraid of bright colours and contrast, and conjoins various means of visual expression with plain geometrical forms. Read more »about: Magdalena Burdzyńska
Graphic designer from Silesia region of Poland, born in 1985. She designs book layouts, exhibition catalogues, as well as album covers. Her work received several awards on Śląska Rzecz competition. Read more »about: Zofia Oslislo
Manuka Studio is a joint effort of two graduates from Fine Arts Academy’s Graphic Design department. They create broadly-understood commercial designs – starting from board games, through publications, up to various print layouts. In their projects one might often find vibrant colours and a hint of humour. Read more »about: Manuka Studio
Hanna Rechowicz (born 31st January 1926 in Warsaw) and Gabriel Rechowicz (born 17th March 1920 in Warsaw, died 7th December 2010 in Warsaw) was a couple of artist, frequently working together. Read more »about: Hanna & Gabriel Rechowicz
Pan tu nie stał, a clothing brand established in 2006 has had a wondrous run in the last few years on Polish market and in Polish streets. Even though the masterminds behind the brand are not graphic designers, by intelligently playing with nostalgia, they managed to change old, obscure word, items, and designs into objects that every contemporary consumer desires. Read more »about: Pan tu Nie Stał
Renata Kalarus, born in 1971, is one of the most recognisable contemporary Polish designers. She specialises in upholstered furniture, and her projects received several of the most important design awards in the world. She says about herself: stubborn and hot-headed. Read more »about: Renata Kalarus
Designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Malwina Konopacka worked for several important newspapers. Her vase designs, with colourful eyes, frivolous plants and, among them, stalking animals. Read more »about: Malwina Konopacka
Zupagrafika is a Spanish-Polish graphic studio based in Poznań. Their portfolio encompasses visual identities, exhibition space designs, as well as urban installations. However, their most famous work has to be a series of paper cut-outs based on modernist architecture and iconic works of Polish design. Read more »about: Zupagrafika
Born in 1987, Sos Sosnowski, known as Mikołaj Kamiński, is one of the most prominent figures on Polish independent game dev market. Uncompromising rebel against stale conventions set in stone amongst game creators, sceptic not afraid to mock even the oldest traditions, and, what’s more, a person responsible for creating a game about finding a needle in a haystack. Read more »about: Sos Sosowski
Avant-garde architect and interior designer, architecture theorist, member of Praesens group. The first woman-professor at Warsaw University of Technology. Wife of Stanisław Brukalski, also a renown architect. Born 4 December 1899 in Brzeźce, died 6 March 1980 in Warsaw. Read more »about: Barbara Brukalska
One of the most recognisable Polish video game creators, co-author of, among others, The Mystery of the Statuette, Teenagent, Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Born in 1971 in Lubin.
Read more »about: Adrian Chmielarz
The co-author and chief curator of the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale has been working on the quality of public space in Poland for years – both as a designer and a head of the Public Space Studio at the Institute of Design Kielce. Read more »about: Dominika Janicka
His furniture and other projects remind of inflated, shining balloons. As a matter of fact Polish architect and designer (born in 1975) is an author of one of the most modern technology of steel treatment that has many applications in various industrial fields. Read more »about: Oskar Zięta
Swallow’s Tail studio plays with joints. While using traditional carpentry techniques, the designers combine oak wood with walnut or bend plywood, thus creating delicately shaped yet surprisingly sturdy compositions. Read more »about: Swallow's Tail
Michał Szulc has been present on the fashion market since 2005, consistently managing to eschew the red carpet-inspired exaggeration or design experiments with one of Poland's contemporary favourites – grey sweatshirt fabric. Read more »about: Michał Szulc
Designer of textiles and furniture, as well as interiors, ceramics, and toys. In textiles, she specialised in kilims, rugs, jacquards, lace, and embroidery. She was professionally and privately intimately associated with Ład Artists' Cooperative. Karpińska was born on 20th August, 1902, in Warsaw, died on 13th March, 1969, in Poznań. Read more »about: Halina Karpińska-Kintopf
A visual artist working on the intersection of engineering, art, and science. Many of his projects oscillate around the contemporary art&science paradigm, which treats art as an experimental scientific practice, while science – as a contemporary art theory. Read more »about: Przemysław Jasielski
Pindor's practice is very much based on a consistently-evolving theory of conceptual design, which promotes the idea that images can serve as an international language for a global society. Read more »about: Błażej Pindor
The name of the brand comes from the first letters of the designers' surnames – Michalak, Mayer and Czudak. For MMC designers, form and construction are essential - an original pimping up of the everyday clothing alphabet. Read more »about: MMC
Kamila Niedzwiedzka’s scintillating designs play with ideas of function and minimalism. The designer aims at elaborate yet simple and user-friendly structures of her products. Read more »about: Kamila Niedzwiedzka
Natasza Grześkiewicz creates modern interpretations of dinnerware sets. Her delicate white plates are far from the polished perfection of traditional porcelain. Instead of a smooth surface, the artist introduces a rough texture instead of traditional edges, her plates are full of splashes, spots and unusual marks.
Read more »about: Natasza Grześkiewicz
Kamila Gawrońska-Kasperska is a fashion designer. She began with studying photography, although after graduating in fashion photography, she realized that it was clothing in three dimensions, not their two dimension image, that interested her the most. Read more »about: Kamila Gawrońska-Kasperska
The Warsaw-based graphic studio was founded in 2002. Full Metal Jacket create animations, posters, album covers and graphic designs for books. The designers from FMJ are fluent in various graphic languages: from unshowy statements in black and white to nearly Rococo squiggles.
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ZUO Corp. was founded by Bartek Michalec, a stylist with his colleague Dagmara Rosa. ZUO – because ‘Zło’ (Evil) is what Dagmara often called her wayward dog. Corp – from body or corporation. The duo was soon joined by Łukasz Laskowski. Read more »about: ZUO Corp.
Jorge Zalszupin’s furniture is a mixture of the highest quality materials and simplicity of form. Marble blocks co-exist with first-class wood in his pieces. With aesthetic minimalism, the designer incorporates an element of sensuality, seducing users with the soft, bold lines of his seats and tables. Read more »about: Jorge Zalszupin
A graduate of the first generation of students from the Fashion Department of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She was the youngest student there, straight out of high school, but had already won the Poznań Art and Fashion competition. The first few months, she felt she was lagging behind. A breakthrough occurred when Monika Brodka performed on stage in her dress. Read more »about: Julia Kaleta