Kornelia Kulik – Product Design

My name is Kornelia Kulik and I’m a young product designer from Poland living in London. I’m also a passionate painter. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Design at The Srzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, specialising in Product Design.

As far as my memory reaches, I always wanted to become a painter and I grew up with this thought. I develop and refine this passion up to this day. I think what influenced me and my way of seeing the world is connected to three places where I lived.

I grew up in a picturesque region of Zamość, a renaissance city where I finished high school. Outside of school I attended consultations on painting by an art teacher and a history of art course, which has prepared me to pass my A-Levels in this subject. Back then I realized I want to follow the path of applied arts and got myself into The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, a post-industrial city famous for its textile industry and design. Right now I live in London and take inspiration from this place.

After six years of studying I am hungry to create projects that will respond to the needs of the surrounding world.

When creating a project I aim to combine simplicity, aesthetics and functionality. Inspired by modernist theories I try to design wisely to create not only aesthetic, but usable objects. I try to choose natural materials because I believe that wise design can enable us to live truly in harmony with nature. I’m interested in the question of ‘Good Design’ over the years. My mantra are the words of Mies van der Rohe ‘Less is more’ and Louis Sullivan ‘form follows function’.

I believe that small things can amount to improving the overall quality of life of future generations.