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 in years 2001-2017.
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.
Designer, exhibition curator and lecturer. Designer of numerous projects in public spaces - including Brussels, Paris and Shanghai. Particularly interested in projects for urban spaces that are implemented for specific locations while respecting the surrounding context. Laureate of many design awards, including Prodeco 2006, Prodeco 2008, Rado Star France and Tremplins Meuble Paris. A French Government scholarship holder, RU-Residency Unlimited in New York and the prestigious Casa de Velazquez in Madrid. Curator of exhibitions presented at numerous festivals, architecture centers and museums (including Seoul, Berlin, Budapest, Helsinki and Paris). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Lyon and Paris. Since 2015, he has been running the Product Design Studio at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
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.
Designer and artist, doctor of art in the discipline of design art, currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He specializes in product design, mainly professional electronic devices. The projects and works of Daniel Zieliński have been presented many times at exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He also carried out exhibition designs in Poland: for the National Museum in Warsaw, the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, and collaborated on foreign exhibition projects such as: Laboratory of Reality in St-Étienne. Jury member in design contests. Author of articles in magazines: "Architecture" and "2 + 3D", and texts in occasional publishing houses. Participant of conferences and panels devoted to design. Since 2003 he is a member of the Association of Industrial Designers (member of the board in 2005-2007 and from 2013).