In 2021, I wrote a book on creating a sense of security at home, in various types of spaces and in outer space. This publication is a summary of my knowledge with the most important conclusions which I arrived at after over ten years of experience as a researcher and designer.
Wellbeing in living spaces_
A space is an experience
From the human perspective a space is a sensory experience. For the last dozen or so years I have been observing and researching the connection between human wellbeing and interiors; how we experience them and why. There are places which positively influence our wellbeing, our concentration and our relationships with others. And vice versa, there are interiors which increase stress level and tension, and which in turn make us sleepy and irritable.
As a researcher, I want to analyse all types of interiors, but as a designer I focus on using all of my knowledge about creating places and solutions which would support wellbeing and holistic comfort.
All of our senses are affected by our surroundings
I keep repeating Jinsop Lee’s saying from his famous TED talk : ”Good design looks great, yes — but why shouldn’t it also feel great, smell great and sound great?”
Holistic approach to design is close to my heart. It’s based on experiencing reality taking into account sensory information from all of the senses equally. In my trademark projects and in my educational work I promote the idea of synesthetic design which is a design which strives to develop products that incorporate all senses
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.
The MATRICE system is a holistic approach towards design. It is based on a multisensory perception of reality, taking into account equal consideration of all human senses. According to my approach, the comfort of use of a given space or object plays the most important...
I created a performance, during which I practiced meditation in a public place located near the city centre of Warsaw. I sat with my legs crossed and hands folded on my lap in a Hokkai-join gesture. My goal was to create a footprint of transition from chaos to order, from noise into silence, from brightness into darkness, and the other way around.