Aze design

These are versatile designers, whose works have been exhibited at many places in Poland and abroad; among others, in Berlin, Brussels, London, Łódź, Milan, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Vienna; and their long list of press publications; among others, includes titles as Blueprint, Domus, Wallpaper, Interni, La Republicca, New York Times, Financial Times or Newseek.

A part of designs is implemented under own trading name, which operates in the socially involved design sector, with the cooperation of social excluded and unemployed people. They call their design route a conscious design. They are inspired by everyday situations and life. Their designs involve both old craft techniques, and the newest technologies. These are combined with a search for the simplest solutions and intellectual afterthoughts.

www.azedesign.pl

GANG Design + Paulina Pankiewicz

Artists Jurek and Edyta Ołdak - they co-create a design group - Gang Design and Stowarzyszenie „Z siedzibą w Warszawie" (association "with its registered seat in Warsaw"). They are engaged in designing items and articles (not necessarily functional ones), often with the use of waste materials or batch articles. In their actions, the Associations interfere in the urban tissue, creating installations, designing social situations, regenerating ruined buildings, and involving "wasted spaces". They are especially interested in a temporary urban architecture created by the citizens, and the influence of city space on social relations.

For the above mentioned activities, they have been awarded the prize of President of Warsaw S3KTOR 2010 for the best extra-governmental initiative.

www.gangdesign.pl
www.wwarszawie.org.pl

Kompott

Kompott was founded in 2009 somewhere between London and Warsaw. Studio consult for international clients in the field of product and furniture as well as service design.
They believe in Design Thinking. They look for smart solutions based on the observations of human behaviours, and are particularly interested in creating new typologies. Creating the product they work closely with a client, conducting a thorough research that considers the needs of the company: their brand strategy, market and production possibilities.
The studio is a partnership between Maja Ganszyniec and Krystian Kowalski, both Royal College of Art graduates in Design Product.

Nominated to the FX International Interior Design Award 2010 in the category Breakthrough Talent of the Year, showcased in Mint Gallery London or Milan Triennale, with publications in DOMUS, Interni and Newsweek US, they confirm the high quality of their work in each new project.

www.lovekompott.com

Marta Niemywska

A designer – graduate of Faculty of Industrial Design in Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts. In 2007 she participated in Erasmus student exchange programme in VSVU of Bratislava, in the studio of Prof. Frantisek Burian – a designer – conceptualist. She is a prize-winner of many competitions, among others, Nokia Only Planet organized by Nokia and the Faculty of Industrial Design; the competition for a conceptual design of the modern souvenir from Warsaw, connected with the figure of Fryderyk Chopin (www.chopinbutton.com) ; Absolut Elements 2007 organized by Absolut company; scholarship competition of Dolina Kreatywna-Design organized by TVP Polish television. In 2008 her name was entered into Słownik Projektantów Polskich (Polish Designers Lexicon), edited by Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego (IWP – Eng. Institute of Industrial Design) in Warsaw. She is a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship-holder; she is a member of PG 13.

Among others, she has cooperated with MUJI with creating the first MUJI in Poland. In 2011 she won the competition organized by IWP - „Young Desing". The jury founded her a young designer of the most considerable market and professional potential.

www.martaniemywska.com

Dawid Grynasz

Architect, designer. Graduate of the Urban and Spatial Planning Department of Bialystok Technical University. Currently lives and works at his own studio in Warsaw. His works succesfully combine large scale architecture with small scale design.

He believes that design should be complex, starting with the shape of the edifice and its spatial context including its interior design. He has cooperated with Polish and international companies like: MUJI (he is the author of the first store design in Warsaw), the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) and the Polish company NAP.

www.dawidgrynasz.com

Gosia & Tomek Rygalik - Studio Rygalik

In their everyday life, Gosia & Tomek Rygalik are mostly engageg in designing furniture, products, and experimental functional items. Gosia has a passion for food design – in her works she looks for inspirations in the food culture and its relations with design.
Tomek runs a design studio at the Faculty of Design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (PG13). He is also an art director in Comforta – a leading Polish furniture brand. His way of thinking can be mainly characterized by an analytical approach to material culture and resourcefulness, which, as he says himself, is an important feature of Polish designing acquired in the time of living in want.

The goal of designs executed by Studio Rygalik is obtaining astonishing timeless functional solutions through using minimum means, taking advantage of material and structure properties, and experimenting with new processes.

www.studiorygalik.com