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Professor Piotr Perepłyś
Studio of Selected Design Issues
> Magdalena Karasińska
By education I am an interior designer. I like to do the most is furniture design and his fulfils me. So far it is reciprocal love, as my first piece of furniture, Moso, has already been recognised and honoured, notably in the make me! competition organised as part of the Łódź Design Festival 2010. It is table consisting of four components only: three legs and a tabletop. It is made of MDF laminated on both sides and can be assembled without the use of tools. I was also honoured to be shortlisted for the Young Design 2012 competition finals.
For me, the source of inspiration is people. They and their needs come first in my creative work. For me, the starting point in the search for answers in the language of design is a keen power of observation. I value socially engaged design, I find it important for the public space to become user-friendly. That is why I designed The Playground for Adults in the Warsaw neighbourhood of Mariensztat. This project is designed to aid integration of the local community alongside a general revival of the area and it encourages free recreation and fun. In addition to this concern, environmental issues and recycling are important to me. For me, the idea of processing already existing products is synonymous with innovation, simplicity and surprising solutions. I see artistic activity as a constant search and response.
Actually, just how important design is to me is demonstrated in my commitment to various initiatives and participation in group exhibitions, including: Meet My Interior, 3678 Gallery, Warsaw, 2012; The Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the Saska Kępa Neighbourhood, Saska Kępa Culture Club Gallery, Warsaw, 2012; Design in Action, Neighbours 2.0 Festival / Model Design. DESIGN WAWA, 2011; arena Design, 2011; Futurism, the Italian Centre for Culture, 2011; Night of Museums, the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 2010; Mx3, Young Artists Gallery, 2010.
>Professor Piotr Perepłyś
Magdalena Karasińska’s success has been determined by a unique combination of two factors: courage – quite common in young people her age – and the far rarer quality of consistency. This allows her to set and achieve ambitious goals. Right from the beginning of her studies at the Studio of Selected Design Issues, Magdalena has impressed everyone with her boldness and persistence in searching for appropriate design solutions. Her constant desire to experiment resulted in a foreign scholarship as well as awards and recognitions in numerous competitions, such as the make me! review of the output of young designers organised as part of the Łódź Design Festival.
The furniture set for relaxation Molekule designed by Magdalena Karasińska surprises us with its simplicity. The author created a form, very much pleasing to both the eye and body, out of three bouncy spheres fastened together with a flexible cover. The comfortable seat is relaxing, facilitates informal sitting and even invites one to play. Such a brilliant solution would not have been achieved without laborious studies in psychology, ergonomics and technology. The multitude of issues this degree candidate had to face over the final academic year would have discouraged many experienced designers. However, Magdalena, as usual, did not run out of courage and consistency, which let her complete the project successfully.
B. 1985, studied at the Faculty of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2007–2012) and in the School of Design of the Leeds Metropolitan University (Great Britain) for one semester in the academic year 2010/11. Holder of the John Paul II City of Warsaw Scholarship in the years 2009/10 and 2010/11. Active in the fields of furniture, design, interior design, exhibition design, graphic design, painting and artistic jewellery. The Sanitec Koło Ltd. competition laureate, 2011.