Independent design curator, Head of Design at the School of Form, Poznan, Poland. Design critic, journalist, publicist. Ever since she switched from writing about design in “Elle Decoration” – the magazine she had introduced to the Polish market and chief-edited for seven years (2000-2007) – to creating and organizing design exhibitions, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka became one of the most prominent promoters of young designers from Poland and abroad. Between 2008 and 2011 she was the artistic director of Lodz Design Festival (www.lodzdesign.com) and since then has been curating several of the main festival events (Play&Joke 2008, Design Tales 2009, Crumple Zone 2010). Since 2011 she is the director of the design program at School of Form in Poznan, Poland (www.sof.edu.pl) – a new educational project created in cooperation with Lidewij Edelkoort under the auspices of Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She also heads the department of Domestic Design there. Her most renowned curatorial projects are Polska Folk, Materia Prima, Dziecinada: Polish Design for Children, and Unpolished (together with Pawel Grobelny – www.unpolished.pl) – presented at several festivals and in design museums worldwide.
She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and a professor. She teaches design at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She was an active industrial and graphic designer until the year 2000. She is a co-organiser of the Polish National Biennial of the Art of Designing, an editor of Biuletyn Sztuki Projektowania (Art of Designing Magazine), and a curator of exhibitions such as “Na miarę człowieka – ergonomia a wzornictwo” (1993), “Krzesło’94” (1994), “Rzeczy pospolite” (2000–2001), “Dealing with Consumption” (2004), “Real-World Laboratory. Central European Design” (2008–2009), “Diseño Contemporáneo Polaco” (2011). She published a number of articles, essays and books on design, including “Rzeczy pospolite – polskie wyroby 1899 – 1999”, “BOSZ ART” (2001) and “Out of the Ordinary. Polish Designers of the 20th Century”, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2011). She has been the editor-in-chief of the Polish quarterly 2+3D since 2001.
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, where he currently serves as an assistant. During his studies he was a scholarship student at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2007 he held an internship at Droog Amsterdam. Since 2008, together with Paulina Ryń he co-creates a Project Group Razy2. For 2,5 years he was a designer in the Terma company. He designs everyday objects, furniture, lighting, elements of public space, as well as rehabilitation equipment. He is the author of many implemented products, for example the radiator PLC, which won the "Good Design 2014 in the Home sphere" and "Must Have 2015" and also took part in the work on the unit for rehabilitation Pictor, which was awarded as the Polish Product of the Future by PARP (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development). He is one of the make me! 2011 contest finalists, winning the special award from the Corian company for his project: Doodle. He is a member of the Programme Council of Gdynia Design Days 2015 and 2016. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. He participates in social actions and participatory projects.
Creators of the desing studio and brand MALAFOR, which was founded in 2004. The name is an abbreviation for the term "małe laboratorium formy" ("small laboratory of form"), As MALAFOR, the designers create furniture and other objects of utility, referring to the idea off recycling, ecology and giving new meanings to common materials and objects. They produce shorts series of objects that are simple and environmentally friendly. MALAFOR is the winner of many international competitions and awards, including the Red Dot Award 2012 for the project "Blow Sofa", the Grand Prix for "Life Alarm" at the Nagoya Design Do! Competition In 2006, the Grand Prix Light Art Award in Florence in 2005. In 2014, studio received the award of the readers of DesignAlive magazine – Creator of the Year, and their project "Mobile City Greenhouse. Cucumis Mobile "was nominated for the MocArt award granted by RMF Classic in the category of Thing with Class.
Director of Łódź Design Festival. Enthusiast of urban activities and design. Organiser and co-organiser of many projects related to creative industries, including: Ad Days Advertising Festival, Creative Industries Conference, Art_Inkubator and Fotofestiwal. Co-founder of Łódź Art Center; member of a team engaged in activities aimed at promoting the design in its broad sense in Łódź.