CSTM: Benjamin Kuna, Jacek Majewski
- Benjamin and Jacek are co-founders of CSTM.They created an application (CSTM), which, thanks to technology of the Augmented Reality (AR), allows to plan and design user’s own unique furniture. The client can choose the size, shape and function of the furniture, and adjust it to his own needs. CSTM received Best Technical Achievement at the Launch Festival 2014 award ceremony. More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVAvwKiDHp0
VZÓR: Jakub Sobiepanek, Michał Woch
- Founders of brand Vzór, which debuted in June 2012. Jakub, art director in Vzór, graduated from Faculty of Interior Design on The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Michał, managing director in Vzór, studied in University of Warsaw and in Italy. Vzór introduced the cult armchair RM58 designed by Roman Modzelewski into the market. It started with Jakub’s master's thesis about revitalisation of XXth century Polish Industrial design. He wanted to implement his idea and created brand Vzór with Michał. After over half a century since its inception, the RM58 armchair, designed by Roman Modzelewski, made its "re-debut". This time it was prepared for serial production, not only for exhibitions. More: http://designeast.eu/2014/02/vzor-polish-design-icons-rediscovered-and-redesigned-pl/
Skyline Investments: Paweł Maj
- Paweł is an Investment Director and a Member of the Management Board in Skyline Investments. He graduated from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in USA and received a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is also a Member of the Supervisory Board in Fun in Design, which is one of seven entities in Skyline Capital Group. Fun in Design launched website with designing tool which allows user to create his own unique shoes. In 2012 Fun in Design won a competition for the Best Young Business Online during the Startup Fest.
FUTU Paper: Martyna Bednarska-Ćwiek, Michał Mazur
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Martyna is an editor in chief of „FUTU Paper" magazine. Art Historian. Connected with FUTU since the beginning in 2007. Her interests in design goes fluently from furnitures to the new technologies similary as a profile of FUTU is changing. Michał is an editor of „FUTU Paper” monthly magazine and FUTU.pl, trendwatcher. Most often you can find him travelling the world to fairs and festivals dedicated to design and new technologies. Now he tracks and describes trends, someday he will be predicting them.