My projects are personal, they mature for a long time. They combine several threads, which at the right moment or under some impulse, come together. I love to hide meanings in objects, even if they are only readable to me. Little obsessions, memories, lasting fascinations, merge with everyday observations. It is wonderful to see how such disparate phenomena or observations come together in the form of an object.
Pani Jurek straddles the border between fine arts, craft and design. Applied art objects are created in an artisanal manner. They are more the outcome of the designer's imagination than the result of a meticulous business strategy.
The brand was founded in 2010 by Magda Jurek. A painting graduate, Magda rarely designs under a brief. She thinks of her objects as signs, sculptures or installations, treating them as a canvas for building compositions. Utility forms are as means of expression: colors, stains, textures, shapes that form an abstract composition.
The social projects and non-commercial initiatives, in which she willingly engages, serve not only as tools to make the world a little bit better but they often become the trigger for the creation of usable products.
Pani Jurek's objects go beyond conventional functions. Interactivity is an inherent feature. Conceived as part of a composition, they are designed in response to their surroundings and the people who use them. The usability of Pani Jurek's products is never neglected. The possibilities are tamed by ergonomics and material.
Fascination with the material, especially ceramics, and respect for its possibilities and limitations is visible in all of Pani Jurek's products. All objects are handcrafted in a small workshop under the designer’s vigilant eye.
DESIGN ALIVE : KREATOR, Honourable Mention
ETSY DESIGN AWARDS: Home & Living Category
MUST HAVE: TRN Collections
MAZDA DESIGN AWARD
MUST HAVE: Psikusy Book
BIB 2017 (Biennal of Illustration Bratislava): Honorary Mention for Publisher: Psikusy book
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017, PTWK: Psikusy book
INTERSECTIONS, Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa, Łódź, Poland
LOOKING THROUGH OBJECTS, Tallin, Estonia
LOOKING THROUGH OBJECTS, Gdańsk, Poland
CONFIGURATION.TRN, Lodz Design Festival
Living objects. Adorno Virtual Design Destination, London Design Festival
From the other side. Polish design after 1989, The National Museum in Krakow, Poland
Exhibition of the competing works, BIB Bratislava, National Museum, Slovakia
Kreacja i Proces, Institute of Design Kielce, Poland
Polish Design Stories, Łódź Design Festival, Łódź, Polska
Polish Design Stories, Vienna Design Week, Vienna, Austria
Do It Your Way. Polish design in pieces, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
Spirit of Poland, Centro Carioca de Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Viva Light, Arena Design, Poznan, Poland
Meadow and Forest, Design Galeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
Let's play. Kids design from Poland, Izmir, Turkey
Nikto ne je doma, Designblok, Prague, Czech Republic
MUST HAVE, Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland October
Spirit of Poland, Sao Paolo Design Week, Brasil
Women's design. Domestic invention of women, Polish Museum Rapperswill, Switzerland
Meadow and Forest, Design Trade, Copenhagen, Denmark
Materia Prima Munkeruphus, Denmark
Woman design 2013. Home inventions in the hands of women, Zamek Cieszyn, Poland
Children Design, Łódź Design Festival, Poland
Enlight the Crisis. Polish lighting design, Galeria BB, Kraków, Poland