PURPOSE: For daily living and work
CLIENTS: Individual and business
TIME: Since 2008
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS: 60+
NUMBER OF BUSINESS PROJECTS: 20+
After graduating from architectural studies I started a ‘classic’ career – working with individual clients. Soon it transpired that in my toolbox, except from my knowledge of materials, construction and wood processing, there is also an element of careful observation.
I designed pre-schools, medical centres, multigenerational houses and flats for single mums. I was finding out about the needs of my customers with a large dose of curiosity and empathy to ensure that their interiors are not just a fashionable scenery but also a practical and safe haven.
I was designing through observing. Before I suggested a spatial arrangement for my customers I needed to find out about their habits, routines, ways of spending time and individual preferences resulting from their lifestyle. When I ended my phase of working with individual customers, I followed the same method when designing and consulting with regard to public spaces: offices, educational venues, showrooms and coffee shops.
It was only due to such investigation that I was able to suggest solutions in creating human friendly spaces.
Throughout the 12 years of my professional career, I carried out over 60 private and commercial projects. Below is the summary of the more interesting ones.
2020 | Warszawa | CHANTELLE | ul. Wrzesińska 12 | showroom | space 89m2
2019 | Warszawa | HOLISTIC HOUSE | ul. Solec 75 | holistic medical centre | space 120m2
2018 | IKEA TOUCH_POINT / IKEA BLUE w Warszawie Blue City shopping centre | VISUAL KITCHEN
2018 | Two concepts of the WORK OUT zone for the Forum shopping centre in Gdańsk. The project was carried out together with the CROPP brand.
2018 | FIKA CAFE. Interior design and branding project for an office cafe in the Volf building at 89 Marszałkowska Street in Warsaw.2017 | IKEA FOR BUSINESS CENTRE_POP UP | Three projects for temporary POP-UP shop spaces for the new commercial concept IKEA FOR BUSINESS, located at 89 Marszałkowska Street in Warsaw.
2016 | magazine Czas na Wnętrze NR 9/2016 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „W pracy czyli w domu?” | p. 104-116
2015 | magazine M jak Mieszkanie 4/2015 | text: Dominika Olszyna | photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Dobra decyzja” | p. 32-40
2014 | magazine Cztery Kąty 2/2014 | ISSN: 0867-7298 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Sztuka to życie” | p. 36-41
2014 | magazine Cztery Kąty 1/2014 | ISSN: 0867-7298 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Wielka płyta po francusku” | p. 36-41
2013 | magazine Czas na Wnętrze NR 7-8/2013 | ISSN: 2080-9190 | text: Urszula Deda-Bieroń | photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Zgodny duet” | p. 70-80
2012 | magazine Weranda 7/2012 | ISSN: 1641-1382 | text: Monika Utnik-Strugała | photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Mocny akcent” | p. 26
2012 | magazine Weranda 3/2012 | ISSN: 1641-1382 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Tu rządzi kobieta” | p. 146-153
2012 | magazine Weranda 3/2012 | ISSN: 1641-1382 | text: Monika Utnik-Strugała | photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Dom z pamiątkami” | p. 116-125
2010 | magazine Cztery Kąty 12/2010 | ISSN: 0867-7298 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Mieszkanie w prezencie” | p. 24-32
2010 | magazine Cztery Kąty 07/2010 | ISSN: 0867-7298 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Z duchem przodków” | p. 46-50
2010 | magazine Cztery Kąty 02/2010 | ISSN: 0867-7298 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Błyskawiczna przemiana” | p. 50-542009 | magazine ELLE DECORATION 09/2009 | ISSN: 1640-9027 | text and photos: Monika Lewandowska | „Rajskie powiśle” | p. 77-83
2015 | PL Warszawa | Dom Artysty Plastyka | Przestrzeń i forma