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.
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