porcelain, cloth, metal / 2011
customer: G-punkt.pl culture portal: the arranger of Szczyt Kultury 2010 award
The gesture of hand holding a cup with characteristic diverge of the little finger is considered an exaggerative exposure of personal manners. Porcelain cup, contrasting with gauntlet, connects the role of manual labour with the role of white-collar job: the elements of cultural animator’s activity.
porcelain waste, foil bag / 2010
A design taking advantage of industrial waste. By emphasizing the surface of rips, characteristics of cullet are elicited. Inspiration comes directly from the character of recycle bins. The form of the trash-bag remained, however the interior was filled with porcelain waste in ‘tuned-up’ phosphorescent version. The trash absorbs the light of day, to lighten our surroundings in evening and night darkness. A permanent alternative to traditional candle.
- Lap Top Lady
Lap Top Lady
spent electronic equipment, a mirror, PMMA / 2010
Nomination for Przetwor of Year title
Do you know the way how not to part with your computer? A small lifting will make it gain a new function and stay with you for longer. Utilitisation instead of utilisation! Feminine version of laptop is going to perfectly fit modern fashion. In the vanity case, in which the central place is taken by a mirror, there is a place for brush, eye shade, and other feminine painting-sculptural equipment. We may see the reality instead of virtual image.
prism foil, reflective textile, accessories / 2010
customer: Department of City Promotion in Bielsko-Biala
prize in Project Arting 2010 competition
Reflective flowers ‘clipped’ from coat of arms of the city of Bielsko-Biała, blossoming on the streets of the city, village and cycle tracks ensure the user of his safety during his way home.
The gadget encourages the user to travel around the region (either by bicycle or on foot); it promotes tourism and the active way of life; influences on picture of the institution that takes care of citizens’ and tourists’ safety. It also deepens the feeling of regional identity. Roses and lilies are a bow to the nature and promote ecological way of life.
stoneware, wood / 2010 / prototype
customer: Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bielsko-Biala
prize in Arting 2010 competition
A bowl with lid, which can be used either to cut or to serve dishes. High functionality of the vessel encourages its user to taste regional cuisine relishes. Graphical simplification and multiplication of the Week of Beskidian Culture logo. The motif of klepok (a kind of old-fashioned wooden birdlike toy: traditional component of regional folklore) is used as an ornament and lid handle at the same time. An elegant gadget of low production cost.
- Flip-Hop (old school)
glass, hay / 2010
Open glass form is an invisible border of the bowl filled with hay.
It is a modern equivalent of Old Polish tradition consisting in putting hay or straw under tablecloth on Christmas Eve day. Kluka can be modified with any material, e.g. paper scraps or expendable bags.
This object may have different faces, depending on owner’s imagination and creativity; it can be adjusted to occasion, event or interior design. Decorative epergne can also be used as a container. Every Kluka is produced by the technique of manual glass blowing without using moulds. Kluka has no features of serial product.
- Cork LUX
- Your brooch
- Broken Glass Jar
Broken Glass Jar
glass, metal, compact fluorescent light / 2008
- The Half-litre Bottle
The Half-litre Bottle
porcelain, glass, compact fluorescent light / 2009
The Half-litre Bottle is an example of an enlightening idea for recycling of a glass bottle. The lamp solves the problem with long and often troublesome wires and makes the possibility of adjusting their length. Spare space in the core of the lamp makes storage of wires possible. Thanks to that the user has a direct influence on creation of the composition inside the vessel. Austerity of particular elements in setting with other elements is acquiring additional value.
porcelain / 2009
Design inspired by dishes made of crystal glass, which was popular in Poland in PRP (People’s Republic of Poland) period; being then an ersatz of luxury. To date, these crystal glass dishes decorate flats of our grandparents and seem to be permanently inscribed into history of Polish house equipment. Porcelain plate was treated with symmetric sequence of grinds, characteristic for crystal glass objects. The strains create regular structure of hollows, which enables streaming of water and grease from dishes.
- Flip Hop
porcelain waste, metal / 2010
Brooches in the shape of porcelain dishes remains (gathered from porcelain factory). The waste character has been additionally emphasized with a colourful accent in the place of rip of the dish.
The thing that used to be the defect of the product regains aesthetic and utilitarian value. The paint, by the prior contact with light, glows in darkness. This decorative gadget will help you to survive in tough conditions. Recommended especially for cyclists and people taking walks at night.
- Hot kalorie
project of installation / 2011
Sculpture perversely suggests the functionality, acting of the beholder’s senses, and interfering with its association. Meanwhile, the shape is a metaphor for the physical properties of glass – an endless cycle in which the material can move in different states of aggregation under the influence of temperature.
The classical form of the object at a glance resembles a standard element of the interior, which in the context of the place departures from traditional presentation of works of art on pedestals and in showcases. This prompts the viewer to greater alertness, search and when is finally identified – surprises with it’s detail, the material used, finesse play of light and shadow.
project of object / 2011
Juggle glass objects arranged as frozen in motion, suggest the show is taking place.
Absence of an animator and dynamics of composition introduces tension. It can affect the mood of the recipient, also it can cause the interaction.This situation is also kind of ironic, because wild game with glass props can cause serious lacerations of the animator’s body. The danger lies in the fact that he can go wrong only once, it intensifies/escalates the drama of the event. In reference to Late-Latin name “joculari”, which is meaning “joke”, the installation constitutes a humorous parallel to the glass material and technological “tricks”.
- Szczyty Kultury
target material: glass, metal / 2011
A conceptual design for G-punkt.pl culture portal: the arranger of Szczyt Kultury 2010 award
target material: felt or elastic material, metal / 2010
Installation/ 4P Festival / Kraków, Poland / 2011
Inconspicuous and discreet interference with intermingling zones of the private and the public. Sunshine becomes the creator of graphic effects in domestic interiors. Words and phrases embroidered with a reflective thread become visible even for passers-by due to street lights. The effect is greatly reinforced by turning lights on inside the house. The installation becomes dynamic and alive when the curtains are set in motion and the words overlap, intermingle, deform becoming more or less legible. A moment of pause, contemplation is crucial in order to read through the quote… without a warranty of success. Such a puzzle certainly encourages interaction. The curtains reveal (or perversely not) the secrets of the house and are an openwork structure between the private and the public zone. Motif of sharing one’s interior and space.
- Konteksty / Points of reference
Konteksty / Points of reference
Installation/ 4P Festival / Kraków, Poland / 2011
Graphics: Marta Malesińska
Poetry located on light panels in the immediate surroundings of signposts, posters, street names plaques or graffiti is given a new dimension. Reading and understanding poetry entails looking at it from a different angle. Words of Andrzej Saranowicz seem to be the most suitable in the context: “It is about taking over some of the traditional language and removing it out of the familiar points of reference.”
Installation / Przemiany Festival / Centrum Nauk Kopernik / Warsaw, Poland /2011
Mirror surfaces fixed on the vertical parts of outdoor steps reflect Vistula river and its opposite bank. Moving water and its wilderness mixed with concrete elements reflect a symbolic dialogue between the two parts of the city. The illusion created by the mirrors in the immediate surroundings of urban
architecture where one can feel the substitute of nature. This discreet and gentle installation does not disturb the nature of the river. It signalizes the presence of nature in the urban life and encourages citizens to commune with it.
How can the products of human activity and nature penetrate, complement or interplay? Steps motif refers to advancement, progress, reaching higher levels- beyond the daily life level.
installation / 2010
Design utilising the virtues of industrial waste. Characteristic features of the cullet are being exposed by colourful and luminous emphasis of the surfaces of cracks. Spherical membranes serve as a tool for discovery; moved by external impulses, enliven porcelain elements closed inside. The observer, taking active part in a process of creation of the picture and sound, is at the same time participating in further porcelain crumbling.
video-installation / 2008
Action under Marcin Mierzicki’s SEJF-Projekt.
A setting of two actions of radical expression in close ambient. Independent activities in the same space are connecting into one narration and a dialogue full of contexts.
A process of purification and examination of human resources occurs in the inaccessible room of safe.
This action leads to destruction of glass objects, thanks to which, a raw material for creation of utility object (the Broken Glass Jar lamp) is gained.
video-installation / 2009
music / sound: Maciej Markowski
animation: Robert Walentynowicz
prize V in 6th Snow Design Competition
Kaleidoscope: from Greek kalós – ‘beautiful’; eídos – ‘shape’.
A new visual quality generated from porcelain waste documentation. Irregular, coincidental forms inscribed into structure of classic kaleidoscope create symmetric motifs. Division, mirror and multiplication gives infinite amount of effects. Uniqueness of the created set-ups makes the impression of cycle by its mathematical construction. The design has multi-motif character consisting of such motifs as: recycling of picture, chaos versus harmony, and the gender motif (porcelain as a woman).