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Mateusz Wiewiórowski

Inspired by different spatial constraints – such as Norway’s fjordic landscape – Stavanger-based Mateusz Wiewiórowski designs conceptually-infused furniture that facilitates human movement. “Space should reflect natural flow”, he explains. “Things float, people have different functions within four walks.”...
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Inspired by different spatial constraints – such as Norway’s fjordic landscape – Stavanger-based Mateusz Wiewiórowski designs conceptually-infused furniture that facilitates human movement. “Space should reflect natural flow”, he explains. “Things float, people have different functions within four walks.” Having studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, Wiewiórowski finds his strongest motivation in Wroclaw, where he often returns to develop new projects – taking advantage of the active ‘golden hand’ craft culture found in nearby regions. “There’s more possibility to push boundaries here”, the designer defends. “Scandinavia already has a strong design identity that’s hard to break, Poland hasn’t been categorized yet, I love going back to my roots.” In-line with his spatial philosophy, texture plays an important role – folding paper or forming metal sheets with heat allows him to achieve visually hypnotic adaptation of surface. His latest endeavor, Stone Project responds to his immediate surroundings and looks at how functional planes – tables and seats – can integrate into rocky cliffs.

The designer takes inspiration from visual culture
The designer takes inspiration from visual culture
Reshaping Reality set in-front of Norway's Fjordic landscape
Reshaping Reality set in-front of Norway's Fjordic landscape
Textured surface plays an important role in his work
Textured surface plays an important role in his work
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