Tomek Rygalik

  • Product and Industrial Design
  • Poland
  • 2 june
  • National Palace of Culture

Tomek Rygalik was born in 1976 in Poland and raised in the context of social and economic transition - a fact which strongly marked his understanding of the profession.

For him, design is a way to create the most durable and useful objects with minimum resources. That is why he constantly experiments with the properties, structure and processing of various materials.
His strength is mostly in the design of furniture and spaces, but his portofolio has everything from medical equipment and electronics to cutlery.
Tomek's education is impressive - he studied architecture in Lodz, industrial design in New York (where he won a scholarship and the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Contribution) and product design in London.
While in New York he worked as a consultant for companies like Kodak, Polaroid, MTV, Unilever, DuPont.
In London, he graduated from the Royal College of Art and founded Rygalik Studio. He worked for a while between Lodz and London.
Among his clients are Moroso, Artek, Noti, Heal's, Ideal Standard, Pfleiderer, BOZAR.
Today Tomek is based in Warsaw. In addition to running his studio he is the art director of the leading Polish furniture company Comforty and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts.
His works have been exhibited in Berlin, Frankfurt, Lodz, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Poznan, Warsaw and Valencia.
Many major publications have written about him - such as ICON, Wallpaper, Experimenta, New York Times and Financial Times.
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.
Last year, Tomek was selected to design furniture for the Polish Presidency of the European Union.

The topic of his lecture is How and Why


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