OLGA BIELAWSKA

is a designer in Hamburg, Germany. Born in Warsaw/ Poland, raised in Bavaria/ Germany, she graduated from the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
Together with a colleague Astrid Schildkopf, she founded the experimental label: Miss Geschick & Lady Lapsus, creating humorous accessories for our everyday life (2006 – 2011).
In 2013 she founded her own design studio, from where she cooperates with international companies, to develop products in different fields ranging from furniture to lighting. Her work has been continuously presented at international fairs, galleries and exhibitions and were published in several magazines.
2015 she gained a Special Mention of the German Design Award in the category lighting. The fundamental core drivers for her products are geometrical shapes, mixed materials and traditional construction methods. The essence of each individual piece in this series illustrates a visual message derived through its namesake.
Olga Bielawska visually composes an individual narrative of sophistication yet conveys simplicity. Though each of the designs in the series dynamic use of basic elements. Her purpose is to give every object a unique character and a narrative personality, which is able to accumulate stories of lives lived around it.

AWARDS, GRANTS and HONORS

2016 Winner of the Matter of Stuff – MOS Designer Residencies Competition, Italy

2015 MUST HAVE Award for “Sirens”, Lódz Design Festival/ Poland
Nomination Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland/ Germany
German Design Award Special Mention for Excellent Product Design: Lighting Rat für Formgebung, Frankfurt/ Germany

2014 D&W nomination young talent. Dom i Wnetrze Magazine/ Poland
Goethe Insitut Milano for Salone Satellite/ funding grant

2013 FORM #2012for “Enmeshed With The Fishermen” Frankfurt/ Germany

2012 Designpreis Neunkirchen/shortlisted with the Diploma, Neunkirchen/Germany

2006 Neudeli Gründerwettbewerb/ audience award and special prize for Miss Geschick & Lady Lapsus, Weimar/Germany

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 LuForm Ludwig Forum Aachen, 22.02.2018 – 22.05.2018

Designweek, Skopje, 20.11.2018 – 25.11-2018

2017 TEXTURA Tent London, London Design Festival

20 years Salone Satellite Fabbrica del Vapore, Italy: 4 – 10 April

ME Milan Fuorisalone, Italy: 5 – 10 April

Miart with MOS and Carrara Design Factory, Fair Milao, Italy: 31 March – 2 April

Roundabout Baltic Museum/Art Gallery in Riga, Latvia: 25 January – 26 February

2016 London Design Festival with MOS and Carrara Design Factory, ME Hotel, London/ UK

Roundabout Baltic Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn/ Estonia

Common Affairs ArtStore KunstHalle, Berlin/ Germany

The Montalcino Design Week with MOS and Carrara Design Factory, Montalcino/ Italy

Roundabout Baltic Form/Design Centre, Malmö/ Sweden

Selected designHalle, Graz/ Austria

Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair, Milan/ Italy

Light and Building Frankfurt/ Germany

2015 Galerie Joseph Paris/ France

International Glass Prize Glass Museum Glazenhuis, Lommel/ Belgium

German Design Award with TRIZO21 Frankfurt/ Germany

Salone Satellite International Furniture Fair, Milan/ Italy

2014 Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin/ Germany

Salone Satellite International Furniture Fair, Milan/ Italy

Light and Building Fair Frankfurt/ Germany

2013 LightLab by Rexel with TRIZO21 Antwerp/ Belgium

Architect@Work with TRIZO21 Paris/ France

Wroclove Wroclaw/ Poland

Mudam Mudam Musée d’Art Moderne/ Luxenborg

2012 TALENTS Tendence Lifestyle Frankfurt/ Germany

DMY Designfestival Tempelhof Berlin/ Germany

2010 Designxport Hafencity and Marseille/ Germany and France

2008 Designpreis Neunkirchen/, Neunkirchen/Germany

2005 Mono Materials/ Trendshow, Hannover/Germany

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2016
Designer in Residence at MOS – Matter of Stuff/ Italy

2015
Artist in Residence at Vista Alegre Atlantis/ Portugal

CLIENTS

Trizo21 / Belgium

Skagerak / Denmark

Wohnidee / Germany

Vista Alegre Atlantis / Portugal

No Sir / Sweden

Swedish Ninja /Sweden

Banfi Vini / Italy

MOS / London U.K.

Carrara Design Factory / Italy

Intro / London U.K.

Lumiere Group / Saudi Arabia

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Ryan Eddleston

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