I am a furniture designer, artist and researcher.
I specialise in working with wood and it is a material that, like water, permeates my whole body and mind. For this reason, I try to learn as many carpentry techniques as possible and learn about wood technology.
I travel to different workshops around the world to see and document different approaches to wood. As a designer and artist, I interpret the acquired knowledge/techniques anew in my realisations.
I have adopted the words of Marcel Proust as my motto: "The true act of discovery is not to find new lands, but to look at old lands in a new way".
This is why I look for new meanings in the obvious and the not-so-obvious, and the vast majority of my work has a utilitarian aspect.
phot. Krzysztof Gajewski
Graduated in furniture design and technology from Buckingham Chilterens New University in High Wycombe UK in 2007. He is a furniture designer, artist and researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He works at the edge of design and art. His search for forms, materials and techniques is accompanied by a joy for handmade work, a ludic lightness and curiosity about the world.
As a scientific researcher, he travels to various workshops around the world to see and document different approaches to wood. As a designer and artist, he interprets the acquired knowledge/techniques anew in his creations. He has adopted the words of Marcel Proust as his motto: "The true act of discovery is not to find new lands, but to look at old lands in a new way". That is why he looks for new meanings in the obvious and the not-so-obvious, and the vast majority of his work has a utilitarian aspect.
He has collaborated with Ikea, Paged, Greenpeace, Knacelaria Prezydenta Polski
I work with wood as heavy as a wet larch trunk and as thin as a paper cedar veneer, with native and exotic woods like Australian wandoo.
I learn about old woodworking techniques and little-known typologies of objects that can be made from this wood.
As a person and as an artist, I am constantly searching: I develop the motifs that interest me and go beyond my own comfort zone by designing and making not only furniture or artistic objects, but also objects on the scale of small architecture, such as a landscape bench in Bergen or integrated large-scale interior design elements, such as the railing of a three-storey staircase in a private residence in Warsaw.
Usually, my projects are first realised several times as prototypes before they are redrawn as documentation and made into a final realisation.