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Joanna Krokosz

Jelonek - furniture and toy POLAND

Product designer, lecturer, freelancer. In 2015, she graduated from the Industrial Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Department of Design Methodology. Her thesis was written under supervision of prof. Maria Dziedzic. Since 2015, she has been working at the Faculty of Arts of the Pedagogical University of Krakow in the field of Industrial Design. Since 2017, a PhD student at the Industrial Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2016, she received a distinction in the International Graduation Projects' Review. Scholar of the Academy of Fine Arts in 2012-2015. Together with Katarzyna Gierat and Dominika Brzostowska-Grodny, she co-creates the Design Group W Formie.

Project description:
Jelonek chair is a furniture which combines the function of comfortable seat and a toy. Jelonek is intended for children from 3 to 6 years old. The shape of the backrest allows you to hang up your clothes or a backpack. The chair consists of six elements: a backrest, a seat and four legs. It is not necessary to use tools to assembly the furniture, all elements are screwed together with metal fasteners placed in individual elements. The design of the seat has been adapted for series production including cutting, painting and embedding of metal threaded sockets. The legs and the backrest are made by hand using traditional methods of woodworking. The combination of serial production and manual processing allowed to reduce production costs while maintaining the unique character of the furniture.