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Renata Kalarus, photo: courtesy of the designer

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.

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A chair that connects with your smartphone and tells you how to sit properly, award-winning acoustic panels that let you create your own personalised comfort zone, and a touch-operated electric table. Just three modern Polish designs that will make your workspace more efficient and pleasant.

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In the photograph: Magdalena Hubka and Piotr Grzybowski (Swallow’s Tail), courtesy the designers

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.

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Selected works by the Swallow's Tail Studio.  The studio was born out of collaboration of two designers: Magdalena Hubka and Piotr Grzybowski. Both of them graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, where Grzybowski studied Interior Design, and Hubka – Graphic Arts. They started working on Swallow’s Tail already in 2012, releasing their first prototypes in the next year, while in 2014 the brand entered the market.

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Halina Karpińska, 1920, photo: Institute of Industrial Design

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.

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Selected works by Halina Karpińska-Kintopf, a designer of textiles and furniture, as well as interiors, ceramics, and toys. In textiles, she specialised in kilims, rugs, jacquards, lace, and embroidery. She war professionally and personally intimately associated with Ład Artists' Cooperative.

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Smaga Projektanci, photo courtesy the designers

Studio specialising in industrial design, ran by Monika and Krzysztof Smaga.They base their work on carefully planned design process and passion.

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Selected works by Smaga Projektanci, a studio specialising in industrial design, ran by Monika and Krzysztof Smaga. They base their work on carefully planned design process and passion. smagaprojektanci.pl/en

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Kamila Niedzwiedzka, photo: Studio Szpunar

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.

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Jorge Zalszupin, photo: courtesy of the designer

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.

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Urban games, drinking pipes and chairs made from barrels:  Pludra's designs combine functionality, minimalism and a sense of humor. His intriguing portfolio consists of lightness combined with social commitment. As a student he was a member of the PG13 group led by Tomek Rygalik

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Ania Rosinke i Maciej Chmara, photo courtesy of the desingers

A duo of young designers specializing in interior and product design, as well as in constructing constructions that redefine human interactions in public space. Mindful of the social issues, they create projects that address everyday life problems.

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Selected projects from the duo chmara.rosinke, comprising Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara.

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Ribbon chair, photo: press materials

It is a seat based on the play of contrasts. Delicate, yet stable, finely entangled, yet strikingly simple. Lutyk’s stool has conquered international festivals and received the most prestigious awards.

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The piece of furniture designed by Maria Jeglińska is an excellent example of simplicity. Made of painted wire and steel tubes armchair may be seen as a minimalist solution in designing.

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Piotr Kuchciński, photo courtesy of the designer

Piotr Kuchciński creates chameleon – like objects that have highly adaptive potential and lend themselves to be placed in any setting.

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Katarzyna Herman-Janiec/Protein Design, photo: press materials

Katarzyna Herman-Janiec from Protein Design likes to weave: she interweaves folk inspirations drawn from gowns, cakes and ethno patterns with the priority of functionality and balanced designing.

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Jakub Sobiepanek, photo courtesy of the designer

Even during his studies, Jakub Sobiepanek provided proof of the aptness of his design visions by conjuring unusual forms out of uncommon materials. Only two years after he defended his thesis work, he began to be active as the artistic director of a unique brand of his own creation.

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