designer Karol Starczewski

PLN 1 900

Early levitating HAPPY shelves provided with the HLP (Human Like Personality) system used to play tricks on people. Often, they changed their place of residence. Some would throw books on the users’ heads when they thought they were not reading enough. Now we offer a completely secure version of HLS. We’ve managed to fix the shelf to the wall with the help of dowels, yet the shelf still levitates at a certain distance from the wall. However, since we consider this behavior to be amusing, we haven’t tried to curb them. HLS is a part of the HAPPY system, which includes a HAPPY flying bed, tables and benches. The flying carpet visible in some promotional materials, for safety reasons, is not included. HLS may shine on request. The shelves are made from the highest quality oiled ash wood. Fastenings which we used to tame volatile tendencies of the shelves are made of solid stainless steel.


Karol Starczewski
"I want Polish designers' abilities to find recognition and contribute to the success of Polish entrepreneurs." A cultural studies and psycholinguist by education. For over 20 years he has been running several ventures, including a charter company Tastysailing, a number of software projects, a photography studio DigiTouch, an advertising agency Zoom design. He designs innovative solutions in IT, communication, exhibition, interior design and industrial design. He holds a number of patents for systemic construction solutions for furniture and exhibition, 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 program of propagating 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. He patronized exhibitions by 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 organisation nowyodel.org is his idea and his latest creation. It is a teamwork place for designers, craftsmen, technologists, graphic designers, IT specialists, and promotion and marketing specialists. Using the latest digital technologies, it 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 industry manufacturers. Privately a sailor and traveller.