an international design contest
for young designers
at the Łódź Design Festival!

jury

Meet the jury of make me! 2021!

Maja Ganszyniec

Maja Ganszyniec

designer with a comprehensive approach to the design process. Born in Poland, she studied interior architecture on Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow before graduations in Design product at the Royal College of Art In London in 2008. In 2013 she established Studio Ganszyniec, focusing on human oriented and nature friendly objects. In her practice she combines design that is both visionary and responsible - always looking for new opportunities within the limits of strategic thinking. For the last decade she has collaborated with brands like IKEA, DUKA, Comforty or Noti. In 2017 the polish Institute of Industrial Design awarded her with the Designer of the Year title. In 2020, she was appointed as a Creative Director of Profim – leading office furniture manufacturer in Poland and one of brands of the scandinavian Flokk Group. She is also an owner and founder of an independent furniture brand Nurt.

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Maja Ganszyniec
Boaz Katz

Boaz Katz

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.

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Joanna Jo Jurga

Joanna Jo Jurga

product and space designer, innovator and lecturer (School of Form SWPS). Specialist in designing dedicated to the sense of security. Nomad that willingly discusses issues in the field of synesthetic design, proxemics and neuroarchitecture in her work. She constantly explores the relationship between humans and space. She is committed to raising the quality of life in isolation through sensory input. Space enthusiast, analog astronaut and two-time commander of space missions simulations in Habitat Lunares. She collaborated on research projects with infuture hatalska foresight institute and the Institute of Labor Contexts. Currently, she is a researcher at the Institute of Industrial Design in Warsaw. Awarded at international exhibitions and festivals, such as Łódź Design Festival, Gdynia Design Days or Dutch Design Week. Finalist of the make me! Young Polish Designer, Innovation Ad and Jutronauci competitions.

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Joanna Jo Jurga
Maurizio Burrato

Maurizio Burrato

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. General Manager Interprint Italia

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Jerzy Porębski

Jerzy Porębski

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.

Jerzy Porębski
Michał Piernikowski

Michał Piernikowski

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.