Tell us about your background. How did you become a designer?
I received Bachelor degree from Product and Furniture Design at De Montfort University in Leicester, Great Britain. I also did Master studies in Furniture Design at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland.
What was your inspiration for your modern kids furniture?
I wanted to design a set of furniture that will be friendly for kids and give them an opportunity to play with. I wanted to combine toys with furniture.
Do you have children of your own? If so, how do they respond to your product?
No, I don’t have children, I just observe kids that are around me.
Are there other products that you produce specifically for children?
There is a wooden stool that is really small and it is also dedicated for children. Because it’s small it can be easily carried around, it has a low height so even small kids can use it. It’s made from solid wood and it’s simple so it’s not distracting kids attention.
There is also a Multifunctional desk that can be used b kids, but more teenagers. The multifunctional desk was designed to help organize and maximize living and working space in small apartments. It can be easily transformed from a desk into a dinner table depending on the user’s needs.
What toys did you play with as a child? Did you have a favorite toy?
I remember I really liked playing with clay and making some things out of it, I had also a time when I spend lots of hours painting some illustrations that I was later on sticking on windows. Of course, besides that I had toys. Some of them I had after my brother. I remember a small wooden train on a string that I could carry around.
Do you feel there is a toy that every child should have?
I think every child is different and needs to find a toy that fits their sensitivity in the best way. The important thing is that it’s made out of good materials, it’s well thought out as a design and can help children to develop their imagination.
And subsequently: What toy do you think is a completely superfluous?
I prefer simple designs. For me a toys doesn’t need to have lights, give a lot of noise and be made out of lots of plastic. In my opinion that kinds of solutions are distracting kids and other people that are around.
All photos are made by Adam Markowski.