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stimuli

STIMULI

Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna, 2016


"With her solo exhibition STIMULI, the designer Patrycja Domanska provides personal insight into her work methods. In addition to a selection of realized projects, new products will also be seen for the first time. The objects encounter one another in a variety of settings in a display conceived of by the designer. The three-dimensional works are accompanied by representations of the products, which are confronted with “stimuli” and central themes from Domanska’s creative process.
The definition of inspiration is always individual. For Domanska it is a process that takes place in the unconscious mind long before it actually becomes a “tool.” Everyday urban objects can act as “stimuli,” as can nature or images from the Internet. Patrycja Domanska collects, prepares, and revises these visual or haptic stimuli into leitmotifs for her projects by way of abstraction. Lightness, freedom of movement, and modularity are a central ambition in this process.
The exhibition contrasts object and “stimuli” as two independent components of the work of a designer. Visitors are invited to delve into the intimate moment of the creative process and to explore the interplay of everyday stimuli with Domanska’s subjective perception."

Marlies Wirth, Curator


Project commissioned by Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna
Design Patrycja Domanska
Photography Aslan Kudrnofsky/MAK



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vöslauer leichter

VÖSLAUER LEICHTER

Vöslauer, 2016


Vöslauer, a well known Austrian mineral water brand, invited Christian Peetz und Patrycja Domanska to make a proposal for a tool to facilitate the transport of a pack 6x1,5L bottles mineral water.

Project initiated by Vöslauer
Design Patrycja Domanska, Christian Peetz
Photography Lukas Spitaler



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shingle

SHINGLE

Kaza Concrete, 2016


'Shingle' charmingly conveys the way nature asserts itself onto roofs and facades via vines and mosses.
The form of 'shingle' derives from the fusion of a leaf and a roof shingle. The vertical centre line gives depth to the tile and creates an illusion of two different colour shades through the natural reflection of light. The organic character is emphasized by the colour chart in two shades of green, light grey, white, blue and black. By mixing matte and polished tiles more variation can be achieved.
The collection consists of 5 pieces: one three-dimensional shingle, two three-dimensional half tiles for a corner solution as well as two flat tiles, that can be cut to finish a wall.

Edited by Kaza Concrete
Design Patrycja Domanska, Tanja Lightfoot
Photography Lukas Spitaler



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falbeson sofa

FALBESON

Interio, 2015


The Austrian company Interio, a retailer for contemporary home living with 13 stores, first launched an own collection of furniture and accessoires. For the 'Österreich Kollektion', the company invited 6 Design Studios to interpret traditional furniture in a modern way, based on the fact to be designed and produced in Austria. Patrycja Domanska was commissioned to develop a divan.
As a historic piece of furniture, the divan adopeted numerous seating typologies over time: Whether as an ottoman, chaise longue, recamier or sofa, it was present in every household as a furnishing element, that had to meet various claims regarding its use and its arrangement in the room.
In order to maintain this variety, Patrycja Domanska opted for a modular seating system. Inspired by strict and simple geometric shapes, the creation of different seating typologies with as few elements as possible forms the basis of the design. The centerpiece are the fabric-covered legs, that flexibly arranged in number and positioning around the lying surface, complete the seating and provide an uniformed appearance.
The result is 'Falbeson', an umbrella term for a system, that results in a sofa or a chaise lounge available in 2 fabrics, velvet or loden. Thanks to the removable cushions it can also be easily converted into a guest bed.

Edited by Interio
Photography Interio



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dress a bulb

DRESS A BULB

GOODGOOD's, 2015


'Dress A Bulb' is a collection of lampshades made out of Tyvek that are available in three different shapes. They are distinguished by their innovative materiality and their traditional processing with elements from the textile industry.
'hat', 'grape' and 'shell' originate the idea to dress a 'Russian chandelier' (in Austria colloquially for a bulb hanging from the ceiling). The mounting just takes an instant: The lampshades can be put on the LED bulb and fixed by the elastic cord.
Made from classic cuts, the lampshades get their own character through the strategic use of draping and ruffles. Applied to Tyvek the result is what would never be possible with fabrics solely: The paper-like behavior of the material causes that the lampshades have an inherent stability, but can also be flat packed.
The resulting crease effect gives charme to this handmade product. Using a sewing machine, the lampshades are made by the Designer in her studio in Vienna.

Edited by GOODGOOD's
Photography Paris Tsitsos



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falbeson chaise longue

FALBESON

Interio, 2015


The Austrian company Interio, a retailer for contemporary home living with 13 stores, first launched an own collection of furniture and accessoires. For the 'Österreich Kollektion', the company invited 6 Design Studios to interpret traditional furniture in a modern way, based on the fact to be designed and produced in Austria. Patrycja Domanska was commissioned to develop a divan.
As a historic piece of furniture, the divan adopeted numerous seating typologies over time: Whether as an ottoman, chaise longue, recamier or sofa, it was present in every household as a furnishing element, that had to meet various claims regarding its use and its arrangement in the room.
In order to maintain this variety, Patrycja Domanska opted for a modular seating system. Inspired by strict and simple geometric shapes, the creation of different seating typologies with as few elements as possible forms the basis of the design. The centerpiece are the fabric-covered legs, that flexibly arranged in number and positioning around the lying surface, complete the seating and provide an uniformed appearance.
The result is 'Falbeson', an umbrella term for a system, that results in a sofa or a chaise lounge available in 2 fabrics, velvet or loden. Thanks to the removable cushions it can also be easily converted into a guest bed.

Edited by Interio
Photography Interio



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LAWA

LAWA

Fleisch Magazine, 2015


Felix Gieselmann and Patrycja Domanska got invited by Fleisch Maganzin to design a miniature golf course.
In search of inspiration they went to an art supplier, where they found a lot of natural sponges. It fascinated them to work again with an existing object from everyday life. By painting the sponges in different colours using the same amount of layers they transformed them into a readymade. In order to create a setting for these obstacles, which turned out looking like lava stones, they decided to reinforce the image of a volcano. They implemented a colour gradient into the golf course being exemplary for the glowing-effect.

Client Fleisch Magazin
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann




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Edgy Tiles

EDGY

KAZA Concrete, 2014


'edgy' is a three-dimensional tile. The aim was to provide an alternative to the flat, two dimensional walls in bathrooms and other living quarters. The form is made up of asymmetrical surfaces, 'folding' onto one plane, to form a hexagonal base. By playing with concave and convex planes and using them to accentuate one another, it creates the effect of visually pulling the user towards itself. Because of 'edgy’s' asymmetry, the tiles can be positioned in a number of different ways to achieve various effects.

Edited by Kaza Concrete
Design Patrycja Domanska, Tanja Lightfoot
Photography Maximilian Ortner



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patterns

DRESS A BULB PATTERNS

Own Edition, 2015


Patrycja Domanska developed a pattern for the "dress a bulb" lampshade collection, which is an abstract reference to weaved textiles. Consisting just of strictly regularly arranged lines, similar to slack threads, the pattern seems distorted as soon as the lampshade is draped into a three dimensional shape.

Edited by Own edition



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magnum

MAGNUM

Prototype, 2014


The lamp 'magnum' designed by Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann is a sculptural object and functional piece of furniture at the same time: with a hand movement one can change the lighting concept.
With space travel a vision came true and science fiction became reality, as the crossing of borders opens final frontiers. Magnum is a border crossing. The lamp develops further and revolutionises at the same time the established concept of a domestic luminaire. The matt black lamp in minimalist design consists of a coated aluminum rod and a luminous body in the form of a disc. This simple composition enables a wide range of applications. Depending on the direction the luminous body is applied, the light is transformed into a ceiling or room light. Or in a portable table lighting - the lampshade can be taken off together with the bracket.
Thanks to the magnetic plug, which is conducting and connects the rod to the light-emitting element, the conversion works with a handle. Thereby it is possible to position the screen as required. The concept of the magnetic plug originates from the automotive industry and was adapted for the design. As a consequence, it changes the interaction with the light, so that it fits to our movements. 'magnum' seems like a satellite - independently circling to constantly accompany its owner as a fixed point and yet to remain an independent object.
The designers’ formal language at the point of intersection between sculpture and functional object characterises 'magnum'.

Edited by Free to edit
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography Paris Tsitsos, Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Video www.vimeo.com



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homage to karl

HOMAGE TO KARL

Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna, 2011


The Viennese coffee house is a special institution, whose meaning outreaches the sum of its coffee variations. Who held something on himself, sat down not only in the coffee house to write, but also to correspond to the picture of a contemporary author. Owing to their written documentations of that environment, the coffee house has the value of a cultural heritage.
'Homage to Karl' is a study of this microcosm and translates that narcissism in view of the topical context of the scene coffee house and his liven by the visitors. The literary descriptions of the approach and selfrepresentation of the belletrists are used as a basis and are turned to the homage to them and their meaning for the institution of the coffee house.
The raised hide creates moments of selfstaging but also offers the possibility of the retreat, both caused by the rise of the seat. Not only the actual position of viewer and looked are put in a new tension relation, but also their points of view to each other are in a new composition.
A personal field serves for the preservation of private objects as well as as a table and allows by his mirrored surface, on the one hand, to his user, on the other hand, also to the surrounding people a constant back coupling of the own appearance.

Project Initiated by the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna
Edited by Neue Wiener Werkstätte (production on request)
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography MAK / Georg Mayer, MAK / Wolfgang Woessner



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gus

GUS

Fox House Off Space Gallery, 2012


It is the world of camping and bonfire atmosphere that has inspired Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann for their new lamp 'gus'. Its curious form recalls the shape of classic gas lamps, earlier used to carry around. With 'gus' they have drawn a simple, almost graphical shape, a simplification of light. The table lamp is not only a static object but also suggested as a luminous companion on domestic shortranges. The cylindrical base with its cone top, powder coated in steel blue or simply white, creates a nice contrast to the enclosed, opaque white or clear glass lampshade that spreads the light and gives a glowing feeling.

Project Fox House Off Space Gallery
Edited by Free to edit
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography Paris Tsitsos



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sono love

SONO LOVE

Prototype, 2009


'sono love' is a sex toy for women which virtually seems as a lengthening of the hand and can well adapt itself to the body, can accompany the woman by four phases of the sexual reaction. Nearly all sex toys give very strongly the sequence of events, speak, they leave little free space to the woman as these are to be used. 'sono love' counteracts against that and wakes up curiosity to put apart itself with own body. The woman must deal more deliberately with the object, miscellaneous should try out and is able to find out by herself as she would like to use it. It is applicable in several positions and leaves not only the imagination of the image but also the imagination of the use free run.

Edited by Free to edit
Photography Georg Milde



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holo

HOLO

Prototype, 2012


'holo' is a small pendant lamp made out of aluminum by metal spinning and coated with a special paint, which changes color from turquoise to white when reaching 31 degrees.
The size and materiality as well as the shape of the lampshade follow the parameters of this technology. This reversible process asks for a middle dimensioned lamp, which inverts the negative aspect of heating up by giving it a necessity through the thermochromic paint.
Because of its heat conductance aluminum is an optimal material to work with. The round shape supports the color change without breaking the arising color gradient with edges. Applied on the lampshade the coating creates poetic moments when turning the light on and off.

Edited by Free to edit
Photography Paris Tsitsos



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cube

CUBE

Fox House Off Space Gallery, 2012


For the Fox House Off Space Gallery in Vienna Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann realized the 'cube', an object which can serve as a stool or a side table. It is inspired by the herringbone parquet, a traditional floor covering made out of solid wood, which can be found in almost every old viennese building.
'cube' almost materializes itself out of a two-dimensional plane to a three dimensional object. It captures the observers attention by its almost invisible appearance as a continuation of the traditional flooring.

Project Fox House Off Space Gallery
Edited by Free to edit
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography Paris Tsitsos




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radograph

RADOGRAPH

RADO Store Vienna, 2011


In their installation RADOGRAPH, Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann argue with the graphic elements which are used for the representation of time. On three differently big discs, lines, letters and figures are arranged in strictly conceived patterns and are combined by the use of several clear layers. A moiré effect, a play of the perception, originates from rotation of these levels. The duration of the rotations is deciding and adjusted to the graphics, the optical illusion is generated only by them. The factor time becomes therefore the creative instrument. The RADOGRAPH shows the time in form of lines and draws in front of the eye of the viewer new patterns, of which the play of intervals forms the basis. These overlappings illustrate, according to the direction of rotation and the speed, textures, dissolve again or open the view on underneath lying fragments.

Project Rado Young Design Award 2011, 2nd prize
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann
Photography Rado
Video watch the movement



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last night I dreamed

LAST NIGHT I DREAMED...

Vienna Design Week Review Party, 2010


'last night I dreamed...' is a design installation by Patrycja Domanska, Veronika Ritzer and Felix Gieselmann set up for the Vienna Design Week Review Party at the Hotel Triest (Vienna, Austria) in December 2010.
'last night I dreamed...' is an attempt to explore the sexuality of daily objects. The most basic parameters of design like form, dimension, material, surface and combinations of objects trigger very individual associations with people. The designers take these as tools for their experiments, conducted on six pillows arranged on a hotel bed and commented by cryptical sentences that are to further inspire the viewer´s mind. There are no descriptions guiding through in order to still allow for the subjectivity of eroticism and sexuality.

Project commissioned by Vienna Design Week
Design Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann, Veronika Ritzer
Photography Georg Milde




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the last minute

THE LAST MINUTE

Prototypes, 2011


The project 'the last minute' was inspired by burial rituals and traditions from different cultures. The objects are symbolic as well as functional, representing modern interpretations where ritual and tradition meet. The series consists of four pieces, urns and objects, dealing with the concepts of memory and transience.

SEA URN
'sea urn' was inspired by the concept of the 'death ship', a concept known in many cultures. Rather than burying the dead under ground, they were sent across the water. The ceremony of sea burials is an idea that is controversial in our modern culture. Rather than being placed in the water and sinking immediately, the 'sea urn' attempts to capture and prolongue the poetic quality of that moment. The form imitates that of a ship, so that it carries the ashes on the surface of the water, gradually fading into the horizon. Thanks to the properties of 'tonolith', the ship dissolvesa few days after it has been set out to sea.

FIGURE URN
This urn is characterized by numerous different figurines placed on its lid. One of the figurines can be removed and kept as a memento of the deceased, whereas the jar itself finds its place at the cemetery or on the mantelpiece at home. The inspiration for this concept came from the Egyptian “ushabti statuettes“. In ancient Egypt they represented the embodiment of the dead person.

TEAR JUG
By collecting the mourner’s tears, and placing a flower inside, new life is awoken. The inspiration came from tear jugs in ancient Rome, into which professional grievers would cry.

Project BMUKK Startstipendium
Photography Georg Milde