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
Paweł Jasiewicz graduated from furniture design studies at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe in United Kingdom, and in industrial design at the Koszalin University of Technology in Poland.
Over the last few years, he has worked in various fields of design ranging from furniture, design installations, medical equipment, packaging and branding design for brands such as Ikea, Amica, Narrogin Joinery, Paged, Yes, Greenpeace Poland, Touch Ideas, and Meden in Med, as well as for institutions such as the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and Tatra National Park. He has also collaborated with Rygalik studio. In cooperation with Touch Ideas, he won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award for the design of packaging for Łomża unpasteurised beer in 2011. Since 2010, he has taught at the Faculty of Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. During his student exchange programme at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland (2005), he won a competition to design the furniture for a coffee shop located in the Nikkarikeskus Centre (the Finish Centre of the Crafts).
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.