I was born in Poland in 1979. I grew up in sport and creative oriented family with my Dad League basketball player and my Mom self thought fashion designer and dress maker. I played tennis from my earliest age and still love it, but what fascinated me most was being exposed to the dynamics and movement of my environment and only now I see how it influenced my imagination and creativity.
At the age of 15 I Attended ZSM Technical Academy studying technical illustration and design technologies. It was at this point when my fascination with form and function was first conceived. Inspired by the world’s greatest designer Mother Nature, I began my journey of creation through bright open pages of my sketchbook.
At the age of 21, I moved to Southampton UK. In 2004 I enrolled to Buckinghamshire Chilterns University. During my two year HND course, I exhibited at London esteemed graduate show, NEW DESIGNERS, where I won the New Designer of the year (RSA) award in both 2005 and 2006. It was there that visionary Marcus Wilkinson, founder of One of One, subsequently along with Michael Young commissioned me to design number of ongoing highly exclusive projects. I decided to pause my a education after 2007 (BA) product design at London Metropolitan University. I have then opened and run my design studio in Southampton for two years before relocating to Miami, Florida. Inspired by vast volumes of surrounding water, I naturally fell back into arms of one of my earliest passions- yachts.
In November 2009, I have presented one of my first ultra-modern motor yacht concepts at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Several large European Shipyards took a strong liking in my designs and ultimately presented me with an opportunity to design an 85-meter yacht. On this same day I met John Henson, a retired captain and visionary naval advisor, who moving forward worked closely with me by contributing his knowledge and experience in the design of the large private vessel. Fast-forward five months and the fruit of our collaboration, Project Magnitude, was unveiled at Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2010. Since then Project Magnitude has gained substantial interest of Yachting Industry and International Media and it continues to help growing my brand while I work on new exciting projects.
Design is a continuous debate. A process where questions are consistently asked and answered, where every line has a reason to be and where balance is obtained.
….Design is where form and function exists in simultaneous harmony rather than following one another……
Recognizing our needs and desires and then addressing them through industrial/ architectural process does not require that the form of an object will be fully dominated by the purpose it will serve or on the other hand it’s functionality limited by it’s visual appearance. I believe that those two equally important aspects in any creation are perfectly capable of taking this parallel motion ahead complimenting each other on the way, rather than trying to take the lead. Approaching a project with natural influence allows us to obtain internal as well as external balance. Balance between structure and ground, between unity and variety, between colors and textures. Balance within the composition with an introduction to innovative solutions, latest technologies and materials giving a product, vehicle or vessel more complete purpose and appearance.
Designing is to walk the first path on unmarked field. It is about introducing the undiscovered as well as simply connecting the dots. Nature is the world’s best designer whom continuously provides us with clues, ideas and inspirations. It is our natural course to improve, to innovate and to discover. It is always my aim to push the boundaries or merely break them all together thinking outside of so-called established or approved systems and methods. There is always room for improvements and introductions to new solutions that are counter balanced by visual simplicity and elegance. Designs that is intelligent and deceiving, inviting and pleasing, purposeful and intuitive, but most importantly real.
… If we can imagine it, we can make it….