Our team consists of nearly 40 people, among whom are architects, interior architects, designers and managers. To ensure the highest quality in design, we form small, specialized teams for each new order, selecting creative designers from various fields. Cooperation with our clients is based on trust, mutual exchange of experience and joint investigation into innovative solutions.

Thanks to the versatility of our team, we are able to work both on a micro and macro scale. We take on designs of seemingly uncomplicated small items, such as a hinge for air conditioning devices as well as of commercial facilities with an area of several thousand square meters.

Working on opposite spectrums of design allow us to develop solutions holistically.

 

 

Founders

Jarosław Szymański
Designer
Jarosław Szymański
Designer

A full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, who runs the Product Design Studio at the Faculty of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design. A graduate of the State High School of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Co-founder of industrial and architectural design studio STUDIO 1: 1, where, together with other designers, he has been carrying out projects in the field of industrial design, interior architecture, interior design as well as exhibit design since 2002. Winner of many prizes in international and national competitions, including: 1st prize in the Competition for the ‘Design of the Integrated Computer Workstation in the Sitting-Lying Position’ organized by the Institute of Industrial Design, 1st prize in the Competition for the Concept of Scenography for the Permanent Exhibition at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk in 2008; in the same year iF design award for water heater LEO FS for Flowair company, and last but not least a team award in 2013. Repeatedly awarded for outstanding artistic and creative achievements by the Minister of Culture and Art, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk and the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, He says about his inspirations: ‘I am fascinated by the works of anonymous designers-manufacturers. I am impressed by the simplicity and functionality of their products, unchanged in their logic and form for decades. These are the qualities that inspire me more than the latest trends in design. Following in the footsteps of anonymous creators, I am looking for clear structure and simple relations between the material, structure and function in the designed objects. What design is associated with – the form, I arrive at in the end, it is never a starting point for me, it is always a "culmination"’.

Beata Szymańska
Interior Architect
Beata Szymańska
Interior Architect

An associate Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, a member of the Program Council of the Academy of Fine Arts, formerly the Head of the Department of Interior Design and Furniture in the years 2002-2016, Ms Szymańska is also Co-founder of a design studio - Studio 1: 1. She has written 'Mała Przestrzeń Duża Comfort', a book, which is a reflection on the search for comfort in the humblest of areas of the human life. She has twenty years' experience in the area of designing commercial, exhibition, office and residential spaces. She is behind the designs for the largest retail chains, such as Reserved, Cropp, Sinsay, Big Star, Home & You or A'Tab, for museums such as ECS Museum, Museum of the City of Gdynia, Museum in Malbork, District Museum in Bydgoszcz and for offices such as the Lpp headquarters and for property developers like Invest Komfort or Hanza She took part in numerous competitions, in which she won team prizes, namely: • Property Design Awards 2018 - an honourable mention for the implementation of the project of the Reserved in Złote Tarasy shopping centre in Warsaw • Second prize in the PZITB Competition 'Construction of the Year 2015'; Nomination in the 'Polish Architecture XXL 2016' plebiscite; Nomination for the President of Gdańsk Award for 'The Best Architectural Implementation 2011-2015' for the design of reconstruction of the LPP headquarters in Gdańsk • First Museum Award of the Council of Europe Parliament 2016 - for the implementation of the Permanent Exhibition for ECS • First Prize in the competition for the 'Concept of Scenography for the Exhibition of the Permanent European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk" 2008 • Second Prize in the Competition for 'The Development of the Concept of Permanent Exhibition' at the Museum of the City of Gdynia 2007 • Second Prize for 'Developing the script and concept of scenography of a permanent exhibition devoted to Solidarity as part of the European Solidarity Center 2006 • First Prize for the concept of the Reserved store and its fittings MAPPIC AWARD 2003 in Cannes, France for LPP. • The Jury Prize and 1st Prize of Forum Participants in the competition of the Forum of Young Architects affiliated with U.I.A. in France for the design of rehabilitation of the Moyen Vernet residential area in Perpignan, Competition Project 'Social Housing and Area Projects' 1990 Perpignan, France

Coordinators

Michał Ścieszka
Architect
Michał Ścieszka
Architect

A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and the University of Westminster in London. He also studied at NUS Singapore and the Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg. He gained professional experience in the studios of Terry Farrell & Partners, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Stiff + Trevillion Architects. He has Polish and British building licences. He joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017. Currently, a design team coordinator, responsible for key designs of enclosed structures.

Alicja Czarna
Interior Architect
Alicja Czarna
Interior Architect

A graduate of Interior Design and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Alicja joined the team in 2013. Currently as the main coordinator, she is responsible for smooth running of design processes. Thanks to the experience she gained, while working on the designs for the largest shop chains, she can lead and support a group of architects with full committment.

Lucyna Ustarbowska
Communication Manager
Lucyna Ustarbowska
Communication Manager

She holds a degree in pedagogy and has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2017. Due to her profession, she is focused on working with people. She has experience in the field of management and communication, conducting trainings, as well as broadly understood business development. Lucyna is also responsible for PR, building internal and external communication, direct contact with clients as well as for managing internal processes related to the operational functioning of the studio.

Wojciech Mierzwa
Designer
Wojciech Mierzwa
Designer

Coordinator of the Design department, by profession industrial designer with several years of experience in the furniture, household appliances and heating industry. Prior to joining our team in 2017, he ran his own design studio called Metafor, with which he implemented projects for manufacturing companies. Co-responsible for the shape of the Doki collection /brand. Being involved in furniture designs for the largest shop chains, he coordinates work of the Design team and designs individually as well.

Dariusz Brunka
Interior Architect
Dariusz Brunka
Interior Architect

In the years 1985-1990 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Interior Design and as of now has been active in the profession for over 25 years. At Studio 1:1 he has been working since 2007. He gained experience as a project manager participating in numerous projects, including the ECS Permanent Exhibition and creating a new concept for the CROPP shop chain. Currently responsible for implementing innovative solutions related to the design process.

Leading Architects

Marta Pietruszyńska
Architect
Marta Pietruszyńska
Architect

Marta graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology in 2016 with a master’s degree in Architecture. She was still a student when she joined Studio 1:1 team in 2015. Currently, she works as a coordinator, sharing her experience and supporting a group of architects. She also manages projects of space arrangements for the largest shop chains.

Wojciech Zborowski
Architect & Designer
Wojciech Zborowski
Architect & Designer

He graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology with a degree in architecture in 2002 and five years later, in 2007, he got a second degree, this time in industrial design from Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He has worked on projects such as Concept RE 2016, Stuttgart Konigstrasse, Essen Kettwigerstrasse, Berlin Tauentzienstrasse, LPP headquarters, to name a few. Wojciech has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2012 and is currently supervising work on the development of network furniture and overseeing BIM content.

Alicja Karcz
Architect
Alicja Karcz
Architect

A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk University of Technology, she has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2017. Currently a team coordinator, involved in the design of retail space for Reserved. She gained experience by engaging in various initiatives of her friends and acquaintances, such as BOTO baroteka in Sopot and during internships in Italy and Malta. An animal lover.

Beata Weselska
Interior Architect
Beata Weselska
Interior Architect

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Interior Design. She participated in the project on ‘Modernization and extension of the LPP headquarters building, Łąkowa Street’, and was involved in designing large retail chain shops, including Reserved and Yes. The passion for design accompanies her on every level of her life, stimulating her imagination and giving her the drive to act. Fully committed to her work, she is happy to share her knowledge and experience, coordinating a group of architects, who thanks to her support, together undertake even the toughest challenges.

Krzysztof Orlof-Kowalski
Architect
Krzysztof Orlof-Kowalski
Architect

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Gdańsk University of Technology in 2008. The following year he joined Studio 1:1 team. Over the years he participated in projects such as The Permanent Exhibition at ECS, Reserved 2012 and 2017, CROPP, YES, communal spaces in Invest Komfort buildings and many others. Currently supervising a team involved in designing enclosed structures.

Architects and designers

Adam Żmijewski
Designer
Adam Żmijewski
Designer

Designer with a master's degree in art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, has been with us since 2008. For years he has been designing furniture for major manufacturing companies such as Swarzędz Meble, Zielonogórskie Fabryki Mebli, EMKO, EXPO Gdańsk, Kruse & Meinert, Propłyt, Macore or SunReef. Currently, he is responsible for designing furniture for chain stores and its detailed design documentation. Wooden and steel constructions are his specialty.

Adam Tryniszewski
Architect
Adam Tryniszewski
Architect

He studied at Gdańsk University of Technology, at the Faculty of Architecture and is one of the ‘old-timers’ as he has been involved with Studio 1: 1 since the very beginning. He collaborated with us on many projects, such as modernization design of Słomianą Tower at ASP in Gdańsk, design and supervision of a project for a permanent connector in Gdańsk Autonomous Elementary School, design and supervision of the modernization of LPP headquarters and last but not least he has worked on many detailed designs projects of the Reserved chain shops. Currently, he participates in various modernization projects related to the new LPP headquarters.

Anna Olszewska
Architect
Anna Olszewska
Architect

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk University of Technology and did post-graduate studies in architecture + dialogue at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. She has been with Studio 1:1 since 2008.

Piotr Mazurczyk
Designer
Piotr Mazurczyk
Designer

In 2013 he completed his studies with a master’s degree from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He has been working at Studio 1: 1 since 2013. His experience includes managing a team of freestanding and built-in furniture designers for the new concept of Reserved showrooms, face lifts for the existing Reserved stores, cooperation on the design of CROPP and A ‘Tab (Home & You) shop chains as well as design and technical development of amenities for public facilities and club cum cafés. Currently, his work has significant influence on the appearance, design and manufacturing process of furniture not to mention buildings and shop windows. His technical expertise and extensive knowledge enhances almost every concept of both chain and architectural stores.

Lucas Zawadzki
Architect
Lucas Zawadzki
Architect

A graduate of Sopot University, he focuses his attention mainly on parametric and organic architecture, drawing greatest inspiration from all Zaha Hadid Architects projects. He has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2017. Cooperates both on architectural projects and chain stores arrangements.

Renata Piołunkowska
Designer
Renata Piołunkowska
Designer

She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk earning a master’s degree in Industrial Design in 2015. In 2012, she was a scholarship holder at Universidade Technica de Lisboa, majoring in design. Upon returning to Poland, she created designs for Diverse and Terma Ltd, among others. She boasts a special mention in the Art of Packaging debut competition and the Elle Decoration Młodzi na Start, two design awards - IF design award and Must Have, for the Hex radiator produced by Terma. Additionally, she fulfils her ambitions by working as an assistant in the design studio of Bartosz Mucha at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. Renata joined Studio 1:1 team in 2016. She creates visualizations for projects, develops concepts for new furniture and build-ins. Closely following the trends and market development she later uses her knowledge in the studio's project implementations. Co-creator of the Doki collection.

Emilia Piłaszewicz
Architect
Emilia Piłaszewicz
Architect

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk who joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017. Currently, she is working on interior designs for commercial spaces and creating visualizations.

Monika Maciąg
Architect
Monika Maciąg
Architect

She graduated from Gdansk University of Technology in 2015 and subsequently gained experience while working on urban projects such as ‘Seaside Resort Świnoujście - a new vision of public space’ and ‘Development of the square at Sienkiewicza Street in Iława'. She is interested in broadly understood environmental psychology as well as creating public and commercial spaces. She joined Studio 1:1 in 2017. Currently involved in the design of retail space.

Artur Kulczyński
Designer
Artur Kulczyński
Designer

Graduated from University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, majoring in design. He joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017. Currently responsible for contacts with contractors as well as designing furniture for chain shops and developing turnover documentation. He efficiently turns sketches into something very real.

Jakub Stojałowski
Designer
Jakub Stojałowski
Designer

Industrial designer, a professional photographer and inventor, Jakub was born in Gdansk in 1991. He earned his master's degree in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He defended his thesis on the subject of ‘Wireless light - mood light’ in 2017. Creator of interactive special effects for stage design and exhibitions, at Studio 1: 1 since 2017. His passions include photos, films, models and design. Our jack of all trades.

Joanna Jarza
Designer
Joanna Jarza
Designer

Industrial designer; in 2017 she graduated with distinction from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk earning a master’s degree in Architecture and Design. She has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2017, currently dealing with graphic elements of designs, visual communication and conceptual design.

Paweł Retkowski
Architect
Paweł Retkowski
Architect

A student of the second year of MA studies in interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. At Studio 1:1 since 2017, he has been working on numerous projects for the largest retail chains.

Yaroslava Avtushenko
Architect
Yaroslava Avtushenko
Architect

A graduate of Lviv Polytechnic and Lublin University of Technology. She joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017. Currently, she is working on numerous projects for shop chains.

Agnieszka Łajkowska
Architect
Agnieszka Łajkowska
Architect

She has degrees in Architecture from both Wrocław and Gdańsk Universities of Technology. She is a born urban planner and a passionate interior architect. She joined Studio 1:1 team in 2018.

Grzegorz Kunikowski
Architect
Grzegorz Kunikowski
Architect

Interior architect, who completed his studies in 2015, graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in the Faculty of Interior Design. He has been working for Studio 1:1 since 2017. Addicted to drawing and 3d graphics.

Kamila Kohut
Architect
Kamila Kohut
Architect

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Kamila honed her skills at interior architecture and furniture design studios. She gained experience by working for architectural offices in Tricity. Has been working for Studio 1:1 since 2017. She is involved in interior design of commercial spaces.

Julia Maja Kitszel
Architect
Julia Maja Kitszel
Architect

She graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology in 2015, with a degree in Architecture, joining Studio 1:1 a year later. Since then she has been designing space for many retail chains.

Oksana Loi
Architect
Oksana Loi
Architect

A graduate of Lviv Polytechnic and Gdańsk University of Technology. For Oksana architecture is a lifestyle which has been accompanying her since art school and through two universities. She compares architecture to music which she can hear every day. She finds it both in the little details of everyday life and great architectural forms. She joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017. Currently, she is fulfiling her dreams by creating designs for the largest shop chains.

Dominika Kochanowska
Architect
Dominika Kochanowska
Architect

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Szczecin University of Technology. She gained professional experience during internships and student exchanges in Denmark, Spain and the Czech Republic, among others. For the past several years, she has been involved with the creative Tri-City. She has been working at Studio 1: 1 since 2016, taking part in many shop design projects for the Reserved brand. Currently involved in designing retail space.

Administrative employees

Agnieszka Chmielewska
Office manager
Agnieszka Chmielewska
Office manager

She graduated from the Faculty of Product Management and Engineering. In the years 2005-2010 she worked in Great Britain, gaining experience in banking. She has been with us since 2010. Currently responsible for all administrative processes.

Krzysztof Szota
Chief Accountant
Krzysztof Szota
Chief Accountant

He holds an MA degree in Economics, which he earned in 1980 from the University of Gdańsk. He is on the list of tax advisers under the number 00915. He has been with us since the very beginning and is responsible for all financial, HR and payroll processes.