Tomek Rygalik

Designer Warsaw / Poland

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Tomek Rygalik
Tomek Rygalik was born in Lodz, Poland in 1976. He grew up during the social and economic transformation. His outlook on design is a unique voice reflected from his background. The analysis of the material culture and resourcefulness are in the heart of his thinking. Through design he strives to achieve stimulating and long-lasting functional results through minimal means, often by challenging the material properties, structure and by experimenting with new processes. The focus is on furniture, spaces and products. He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Lodz, and then Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York (1999 BA/Hons). After his studies he worked with several design companies in New York City and the area - consulting for clients including Kodak, Polarioid, MTV, PerkinElmer, Dentsply, Unilever, DuPont etc. In 2003 he came to the Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies (2005 MA RCA). After graduating from the RCA, Tomek Rygalik established his own design practice in both London and Lodz and joined the RCA stuff as a Research Associate. Today, the Studio is based in Warsaw, while Tomek also teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts (PG13) and lectures internationally. He is the art director of Comforty – the leading polish furniture brand. His work includes projects for DuPont/Corian, Moroso, Artek, Iker, Noti, ABR, Heal's, Ideal Standard, Pfleiderer, BOZAR and EU presidency. Tomek Rygalik was awarded with numerous prizes and awards including First Prize Award in the 2006 International Bombay Sapphire Martini Glass Design Competition, BSI Environmental Design Award 2005, and Rosenthal Design Award 2004. He was also a finalist of The British Council's International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 competition. Over the last few years his work was exhibited in Berlin, Frankfurt, Lodz, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Poznan, Warsaw and Valencia. It was also published internationally in hundreds of magazine articles and press features, including ICON, Interni, Wallpaper, Experimenta, Blueprint, New York Times and Financial Times.
Tomek Rygalik
Tomek Rygalik
  • Address Wilcza 12a, 00-532 Warsaw | Poland
  • Tel (48)535355445

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Tomek Rygalik was born in Lodz, Poland in 1976. He grew up during the social and economic transformation. His outlook on design is a unique voice reflected from his background. The analysis of the material culture and resourcefulness are in the heart of his thinking. Through design he strives to achieve stimulating and long-lasting functional results through minimal means, often by challenging the material properties, structure and by experimenting with new processes. The focus is on furniture, spaces and products. He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Lodz, and then Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York (1999 BA/Hons). After his studies he worked with several design companies in New York City and the area - consulting for clients including Kodak, Polarioid, MTV, PerkinElmer, Dentsply, Unilever, DuPont etc. In 2003 he came to the Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies (2005 MA RCA). After graduating from the RCA, Tomek Rygalik established his own design practice in both London and Lodz and joined the RCA stuff as a Research Associate. Today, the Studio is based in Warsaw, while Tomek also teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts (PG13) and lectures internationally. He is the art director of Comforty – the leading polish furniture brand. His work includes projects for DuPont/Corian, Moroso, Artek, Iker, Noti, ABR, Heal's, Ideal Standard, Pfleiderer, BOZAR and EU presidency. Tomek Rygalik was awarded with numerous prizes and awards including First Prize Award in the 2006 International Bombay Sapphire Martini Glass Design Competition, BSI Environmental Design Award 2005, and Rosenthal Design Award 2004. He was also a finalist of The British Council's International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 competition. Over the last few years his work was exhibited in Berlin, Frankfurt, Lodz, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Poznan, Warsaw and Valencia. It was also published internationally in hundreds of magazine articles and press features, including ICON, Interni, Wallpaper, Experimenta, Blueprint, New York Times and Financial Times.