Composition of the Jury make me! 2021 will be announced in February. Below you will meet the jurors who evaluated the submitted projects in the 2020 edition:
Independent design curator, Head of Design at the School of Form, Poznan, Poland. Design critic, journalist, publicist. Ever since she switched from writing about design in “Elle Decoration” – the magazine she had introduced to the Polish market and chief-edited for seven years (2000-2007) – to creating and organizing design exhibitions, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka became one of the most prominent promoters of young designers from Poland and abroad. Between 2008 and 2011 she was the artistic director of Lodz Design Festival (www.lodzdesign.com) and since then has been curating several of the main festival events (Play&Joke 2008, Design Tales 2009, Crumple Zone 2010). Since 2011 she is the director of the design program at School of Form in Poznan, Poland (www.sof.edu.pl) – a new educational project created in cooperation with Lidewij Edelkoort under the auspices of Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She also heads the department of Domestic Design there. Her most renowned curatorial projects are Polska Folk, Materia Prima, Dziecinada: Polish Design for Children, and Unpolished (together with Pawel Grobelny – www.unpolished.pl) – presented at several festivals and in design museums worldwide.
Industrial Designer from Stockholm based design studio Form Us With Love, joins us in the jury to put a critical eye on design. Boaz is a part of the international design studio founded in 2005. Since its conception, the studio has burned with a passion for design and its democratic potential. Its belief is that we all have a right to meaningful design. At the studio’s core lies a process that blends traditional creative practices with a lean, strategic application. The central intention is to evolve with the needs of each project, its place in the market and the ever-changing needs of real people. Today, the work of Form Us With Love falls into three areas: Consultancy—an engagement in products, ranges, collaborations and spaces for clients around the world, Ventures—disciplined and holistic approaches to launch and build brands, Civic—based on knowledge transfers and sharing of experiences, actively contributing to the broader spectra of design.
She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and a professor. She teaches design at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She was an active industrial and graphic designer until the year 2000. She is a co-organiser of the Polish National Biennial of the Art of Designing, an editor of Biuletyn Sztuki Projektowania (Art of Designing Magazine), and a curator of exhibitions such as “Na miarę człowieka – ergonomia a wzornictwo” (1993), “Krzesło’94” (1994), “Rzeczy pospolite” (2000–2001), “Dealing with Consumption” (2004), “Real-World Laboratory. Central European Design” (2008–2009), “Diseño Contemporáneo Polaco” (2011), „Z drugiej strony rzeczy. Polski design po roku 1989” (2018). She published a number of articles, essays and books on design, including “Rzeczy pospolite – polskie wyroby 1899 – 1999”, “BOSZ ART” (2001) and “Out of the Ordinary. Polish Designers of the 20th Century”, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2011). She has been the editor-in-chief of the Polish quarterly 2+3D in years 2001-2017, and from 2018 a co-founder and editor of the online magazine „Formy.xyz".
Interior architect, product designer. A graduate of the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts, currently its lecturer. He also studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Munich. He designs interior, furniture and exhibition spaces. Precursor of minimal living spaces. Author of projects that have won the must have award at the Lodz Design Festival and Diament Meblarstwa. Juror in many design competitions. He runs his own design studio. He likes to run in the morning.
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry. He has lectured and led workshops at various universities, including serving as a professor of design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, as well as sitting on juries for assorted international design competitions. Nichetto’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has been the subject of retrospectives in cities such as Venice, London, Paris and Stockholm. He has been awarded numerous international design awards for his highly researched, innovative design projects, which range across products, furniture and accessories, as well as incorporating architecture and exhibition design.
A sociologist, researcher, exhibition curator and design expert. She examines the impact of design on social life and cultural trends shaping the development of design. She supports companies and organizations in designing user-oriented products and services and creating design strategies. Recently involved in creating product design methodologies and customer service at Santander bank. Originator and curator of the cyclical exhibition 'Resources' presenting production processes from the point of view of materials used for production. She is constantly looking for better solutions, believing that it is not too late to save the planet.
Doctor habilitated, Vice-Rector for Development Science and Acquiring Funds of the Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. A long-time dean of the Faculty of Design and Interior Architecture. He conducts research and specializes in designing products, interior architecture and visual communication. Author and co-author of several dozen product designs present on domestic and European markets, implemented for the following companies: Amica, Behr, Cersanit, Niewiadów, Zelmer, Steca, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Instytut Wzornictwa, Polish Traditional Karate Association, Waryński, Liw Care, Alreh Medical and many other.
He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology (1980) and the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1982), where he has been running a design auditorium for 30 years. In the years 2005 - 2012 he was the dean. In 1991, he founded the Towarzystwo Projektowe, which he currently runs together with Grzegorz Niwiński. He is concerned with design, interior architecture, exhibitions, designing public spaces and graphics. Major projects: Municipal Information System in Warsaw; interiors of the headquarters of AGORA; Information System for the University of Warsaw Library; SLIM, GAP and ALTAIR furniture; city furniture for the Royal Route; bus shelters for Warsaw; City Information System for Bielsko-Biała; modernization of the Central Station in Warsaw; interior design of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław; the Renaissance Hotel in Warsaw and Polish diplomatic missions; Information System for the "Vistula District" in Warsaw; City Information System for Krakow. He is the artistic supervisor of the Architektura-murator magazine. The winner of many awards and honorable mentions in Poland and abroad.
born in 1966 in Pinerolo He studied Industrial Design and Building Engineering at the “Istituto Tecnico M. Buniva” in Pinerolo province of Torino. Since 1994 to 2013 he was working as R&D and sales manager in different companies for MFC and HPL/CPL market. Since 2013 he is a member of design and marketing team at Interprint.
Director of Łódź Design Festival. Enthusiast of urban activities and design. Organiser and co-organiser of many projects related to creative industries, including: Ad Days Advertising Festival, Creative Industries Conference, Art_Inkubator and Fotofestiwal. Co-founder of Łódź Art Center; member of a team engaged in activities aimed at promoting the design in its broad sense in Łódź.