Pani Jurek – eponymous design studio focused on lighting, kids books and toys, founded by Magda Jurek, an artist and designer. She graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and brings a conceptual approach to her work with the aim of creating products which are not obvious and not standard. She designs products which you can changed and rearranged with space and which also awaken your own creativity.
Pani Jurek is also co-founder of the Association “Based in Warsaw” which was set up to achieve social design as well as design for public areas.
MARIA S.C. / 2011
Maria S.C. chandelier is made from laboratory test tubes, set in two plywood bands. This surprising material and geometric shape makes this lamp both classic and innovative. The double glass cylinder recalls Art Deco forms in a unique contemporary way. The use of ready-made objects gives an appearance with a Duchamp idea. The lamp is inspired by the Polish scientist, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The tubes are detachable and the lamp provides the opportunity for visual experiment by creating a variety of configurations and arrangements.
PSIKUSY (DOG TRICKS)/ 2017
The book “PSIKUSY” is about how the mixed breed dogs arise, about dog personalities, the shapes and colours galore, that only nature can create. The publication contains 40 cards of purebred dog breeds, designed for cutting and making collages. Using the cut muzzles, paws, bellies, tails, shags, patches, and looks you can create various “hybrids” of the world. Plenty of shapes as well as of graphic and painting techniques gives an infinite number of dog variations. Portrait of dog can be framed and put on the wall next to family photos and used to create an animation. The title PSIKUSY means tricks in Polish. The packaging is also a sort of puzzle. It allows to create a dog face with ears and tongue. The book is dedicated to children and adults, with an idea to promote mixed-breed dogs and mongrels. The idea behind the book to see hidden beauty of mongrels, dogs often homeless, abandoned and kept on chains.
The concept and graphic design is created by Pani Jurek and Małgorzata Gurowska, Dorota Masłowska wrote a witty statement which is the praise of mongrelism and diversity, dog breeds are portrayed by distinguished Polish illustrators: Jacek Ambrożewski, Małgorzata Gurowska, Marta Ignerska, Pani Jurek, Edyta Ołdak, Paulina Pankiewicz, Maria Strzelecka, and seven-year-old Wandzia Hermanowicz. The book is bilingual, in Polish and English. It is intended for both children and adults.
Publisher: Gang Design / Pani Jurek