Karol Starczewski

Karol Starczewski

design & business

"I want the abilities of Polish designers to find recognition and contribute to the success of Polish entrepreneurs."

A cultural studies and psycholinguist by education. For over 20 years he has run several businesses, including a charter company Tastysailing, a number of software projects, a photography studio DigiTouch, and an advertising agency Zoom design.

He designs innovative solutions in the field of IT, communication, exhibition, interior design and industrial design. He holds a number of patents for systemic design solutions for furniture and exhibitions, as well as original training programs in the field of communication psychology.

He was the creator of the first Polish photo bank created under the name of DigiTouch Collection in 1997. He carried out his own programme of promoting Polish photography by opening the DigiTouch Gallery in Berlin in 2000. He curated a number of exhibitions and expositions, including the first posthumous retrospective exhibition of Edward Hartwig.

Patron of exhibitions of Tadeusz Rolke, Bogdan Dziworski, Piotr Stasik, Jan Bortkiewicz, Michał Wasążnik and many other artists. Passionate and an expert in good design, he is involved in the promotion of Polish design and original technical solutions. He deals with inventiveness and industrial design. He also designs interiors, furniture and exhibition systems.

The organization newodel.org is his idea and latest creation. It is a collaborative workspace of designers, craftsmen, technologists, graphic designers, computer scientists, and promotional and marketing specialists.

Using the latest digital technologies, he prepares prototypes and puts the most interesting designs into production in short series. He entrusts the production of well-designed models to expert craftsmen and reliable manufacturers in the industry.

Privately a sailor and traveler.