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

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 Duka, for museums such as Premanent Exhibition at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, 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 European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk • 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. For outstanding artistic and creative achievements awarded by the Minister of Culture and Art, the President of the City of Gdańsk and the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

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"’.

Coordinators

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. She joined the Studio 1:1 in 2013.

Weronika Kwiatkowska
Sales Specialist
Weronika Kwiatkowska
Sales Specialist

A graduate of the Kozminski University in Warsaw - the Faculty of Management. Has professional experience in the area of administration, marketing and sales. He approaches work with and for people with real passion. In Studio 1: 1 from 2019.

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.

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. He joined our team in 2017.

Lucyna Ustarbowska
Development Specialist
Lucyna Ustarbowska
Development Specialist

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.

Leading Architects

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.

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.

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 joined the Studio 1:1 in 2010.

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.

Łukasz Smól
Architect
Łukasz Smól
Architect

IARP architect. A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Technische Universität Berlin. In Studio 1:1 since 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Iga Kozłowska
Architect
Iga Kozłowska
Architect

A graduate of the University of Technology and Life Sciences of J.J. Śniadeckich in Bydgoszcz. In the Studio 1: 1 team from 2019.

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.

Jakub Stojałowski
Designer
Jakub Stojałowski
Designer

Industrial designer, a professional photographer and inventor. He earned his master's degree in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. At Studio 1: 1 since 2017.

Dominika Kochanowska
Architect
Dominika Kochanowska
Architect

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Szczecin University of Technology. She has been working at Studio 1: 1 since 2016.

Barbara Pawelczyk
Interior Architect
Barbara Pawelczyk
Interior Architect

Barbara Pawelczyk – a graduate of Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. She joined the team in 2018.

Paulina Pilacka
Architect
Paulina Pilacka
Architect

A graduate of the Poznań University of Technology and the Gdańsk University of Technology. In Studio 1: 1 from 2019.

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.

Jarosław Hamryszczak
Designer
Jarosław Hamryszczak
Designer

Jarosław Hamryszczak – graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Design. He joined the Studio 1:1 in 2018.

Marta Karpisiak
Interior Architect
Marta Karpisiak
Interior Architect

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. As part of a scholarship, she studied at the Univeristat Politècnica de València in Spain. She joined the Studio 1:1 in 2018.

Katarzyna Przybył
Interior Architect
Katarzyna Przybył
Interior Architect

Katarzyna Przybył - a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Interior Design. She joined the Studio 1:1 in 2018.

Magdalena Krzyżanowska-Kośka
Interior Architect
Magdalena Krzyżanowska-Kośka
Interior Architect

Magdalena Krzyżanowska-Kośka – a graduate of Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In Studio 1:1 since 2018.

Yaroslava Avtushenko
Architect
Yaroslava Avtushenko
Architect

A graduate of Lviv Polytechnic and Lublin University of Technology. She joined Studio 1:1 team in 2017.

Justyna Stenka
Designer
Justyna Stenka
Designer

Justyna Stenka - graduated from the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts in Design. She joined the Studio 1:1 in 2018.

Sergij Ivanchenko
Architect
Sergij Ivanchenko
Architect

A graduate of architectural faculties at Poltavsk National Technical University and Gdańsk University of Technology. He joined Studio 1: 1 in January 2019.

Agnieszka Łajkowska
Architect
Agnieszka Łajkowska
Architect

She has degrees in Architecture from both Wrocław and Gdańsk Universities of Technology. She joined Studio 1:1 team in 2018.

Monika Puchalska
Architect
Monika Puchalska
Architect

She graduated from Gdansk University of Technology in 2015. She joined Studio 1:1 in 2017.

Cezaria Maciejewska
Architect
Cezaria Maciejewska
Architect

Graduated from the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning and post-graduate studies in the field of historic preservation. She joined the Studio 1:1 team in 2019.

Dmytro Kalinichenko
Architect
Dmytro Kalinichenko
Architect

In 2017, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Gdańsk University of Technology. He joined the Studio 1:1 team in 2018.

Paweł Retkowski
Interior Architect
Paweł Retkowski
Interior Architect

Paweł Retkowski - a graduate of interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Since 2017 in Studio 1:1.

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 has been working for Studio 1:1 since 2017.

Piotr Pabijan
Visualizations
Piotr Pabijan
Visualizations

A graduate of the College of Management and the Tri-City School of Photography. He joined the Studio 1: 1 team in 2019.

Administrative employees

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.

Katarzyna Szczepańska
Office employee
Katarzyna Szczepańska
Office employee

Katarzyna Szczepańska- graduated from the Faculty of Politology with a specialization in journalism. She has been working at Studio 1:1 since 2018.

Agnieszka Chmielewska
Office manager
Agnieszka Chmielewska
Office manager

She graduated from the Faculty of Product Management and Engineering. She has been with us since 2010.