Maciej Chmara grew up in Poland and Germany. He studied interior architecture at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, where the courses had a strong focus on art and photography. For a short time he studied space and design strategies at the University of Art Linz and than enrolled at the Technical University in Vienna.
Maciej works together with Ania Rosinke since they studied in Linz. In 2012 they set up the studio chmara.rosinke. Together they design, direct and execute objects, interiors and pop-ups from concept through to creation. They strive to combine craftsmanship with a conceptual and ecological approach, realizing both commissioned and self-inititated projects. Clients include a.o. COS, Hermes and LZF. In 2013 their work become part of the collection of MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and Hofmobilien Depot. In 2015, together with breadedEscalope and Patrick Rampelotto, they launched SPAZIO PULPO in Vienna – a space for experimental design. In 2018 chmara.rosinke is one of the exhibitors in the Food Revolution 5.0 exhibition at Kunstgewerbe Museum Berlin.
Chmara Rosinke is currently based in Vienna and Berlin.
Since June 2018 Maciej Chmara is Künstlerische Mitarbeiter at Design and Social Context
Maciej Chmara: ‚We design furniture and interior objects. Our projects exist somewhere in an intermediate area, where it wouldn’t make sense to mass-produce them. Next to it we are also big fans of industrially produced objects that become symbols or archetypes and that tell us something of their cultural, historical and social memory. Some objects have turned into cultural icons and never changed much.
However visual perception and communication is rapidly changing at the moment. The fast spreading of design and architecture via online media means that both are more and more perceived on just a visual level. Our visual senses are triggered a lot nowadays, but we also have other strong senses like feelings, sound and touch to experience objects, spaces and situations. I am looking forward to dedicate part of my time at UdK to these other senses and look into their role for the future.‘
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