Katarzyna Laskowska

Katarzyna Laskowska

architecture & education

"My professional activity is between ... design, research and education.

Professor of the University of Arts in Poznan. She teaches design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design. When she decided to study at the Poznan university, she already had important experience from her studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Art History at the Sorbonne and the University of Warsaw.

She was the first student of Prof. Aleksander Kuczma, who founded the Furniture Design Studio at the Poznan University in 1991. The atelier with a model room created ideal conditions for experimentation. Working with Prof. Kuczma, she was also able to develop her pedagogical potential and her ability to create new situations, especially forms of cooperation between the designer and industry.

This potential came to fruition 12 years ago. On her initiative, the Studio of Educational Programmes and Cooperation with Industry (PE-P) was established at UAP. To this day, it is the most innovative educational model in the country, which enables design students to have direct contact with the manufacturer and learn the entire process of implementing a new design.

The effects of PE-P include cooperation with 30 companies, over 200 student projects, 61 prototypes made by furniture factories, 5 production implementations and more in the pipeline. Each edition of the programme ends with an exhibition.

In addition to his work at the university, he conducts design workshops in Poland and abroad, including Mexico, as well as research projects. He is involved in exhibitions, interior design, photography, design promotion and, of course, furniture design.

At the 4th Biennale in Saint-Etienne in 2004, she presented her project CUBO - an individual place for work and rest. Since 2012 Klose company has been producing her furniture set for the dining room and living room KOLEKCJONER.

In 2006, she was a commissioner of the Polish exhibition at the 5th International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne, which was considered the most interesting event of the event.