Studio Robot is the result of the work of three designers: Karolina Chyziak, Łukasz Wysoczyński and Krzysztof Czajka. They deal with commercial design, and the development of exhibition spaces and websites. Simple, successful solutions are the trademark of their projects.
Karolina Chyziak, Łukasz Wysoczyński, and Krzysztof Czajka deal with commercial design.
The three artists are graduates of the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Their work is characterised by simplicity of form and high functionality. The Kafka table is designed for outdoor use. It can be easily moved around thanks to the lightweight materials it is made of. Driving the base into the ground adds extra stability to the structure. Nest Lamp, in turn, allows the user to freely change the position of the lampshade in order to achieve an optimal angle of illumination.
The Standing Desk, a piece of furniture designed to fit both a typical office, as well as an exhibition space, offers similar flexibility. The desk can be easily adapted to the context of an exhibition, transforming it into a comfortable stand. Robot Studio further explores the idea of multi-functionality in the design of O!Lampa / O!Lamp. This item combines two functions: it can be simultaneously used as a lamp and as a stool.
Ubytek / The Missing Piece was conceived in such a way that its function is derived directly from its shape. Somewhat stubby legs support the tabletop, which has a storage space for magazines and newspapers. This practical solution allows to keep things in order, and it also has a surprising aesthetic effect: the magazine covers define the appearance of the tabletop.
Robot Studio carefully selects their materials, giving preference to those of a high quality and with a local origin. For the Natt bed, they used ash wood from Beskid Niski. The discreet shape of the bed with a high headboard represents modernity imbued with tradition. In a similar way, Dwojaki / Doubles, earthenware bowls stuck together, refer to the traditional folk vessels designed to bring lunches to those working in the field. The idea of the designers was to transform them into a multi-functional object, which could be used to serve both hot meals and snacks. With surprising simplicity and accuracy the Breakup mug solves the annoying problem of brewing tea using bags, which tend to sink while pouring boiling water over them. A delicate crack allows to hang the tea bag, and constitutes a decorative element.
The three-dimensional installations created by Studio Robot include exhibition objects and more conceptual projects such as bicycle trails for a district in Warsaw. Their exhibition designs are discreet, yet far from banal and boring, and always adapted to the respective interior. This is the case of the exhibition in the palace in Sanniki, which relates to the finishing details present in the interior of the building. The outdoor installations are, in turn, characterised by high functionality, allowing to change displays without effort, and ensuring protection against bad weather conditions. For the Designing Polska-Design in Poland exhibition, the artists used a set of easily assembled and disassembled modules. Their uniformity lends consistency to the whole composition, while enhancing the practicality of the construction.
Author: Agata Morka, transl. Bozhana Nikolova, May 2015
- 2014 - the Lamm armchair competed in the final round of the ELLE Decoration competition Młodzi na start! for young designers.