Malwina Konopacka is a Warsaw based illustrator, graphic artist and designer. She studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and illustration at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Malwina looks at life through illustration and enters with her drawings to the world of threedimensional everyday and decorative objects. Her characteristic strong line can be found in all her works, whether on glass, wood, paper or ceramics
OKO (The Eye) is a series of hand-painted objects by Malwina KONOPACKA – a designer and illustrator from Warsaw. The OKO Vase (height 42 cm) was first presented at the Tokyo Designers Week in 2014. Since, several new collections were created – each with about 20 patterns. Drawing from different pictural or architectural inspirations, they have been exhibited in London, Paris, Milan, New York or San Francisco. The latest series La Cité (2017) results from a specific enquiry by the KOLEKTIV 318 gallery for a summer exhibition at Le Corbusier’s Housing Unit in Marseille. The OKO series expanded to the fruit bowl ANIELA and the modular vase NANA. They were joined in 2018 by the largest of these items, TERESA vase (height 79 cm) which had its premiere at an auction held at Warsaw National museum. TERESA was also presented as part of the 1000 vases exhibitions held during 2018 Paris Design Week. Last object – KRYSTAL – was made in cooperative with french KOLEKTIV 318 and czech Blazek Manufacture.
Q: If you were to design a vase for Cracow, what would you name it?
A: I think it would be more of a tureen than a vase. I would call it Zygmunt and solemnly bring it to Warsaw.