Kasia Zareba grew up and was educated in architecture in Poland before moving to The Netherlands to study at Design Academy Eindhoven. Upon her graduation in 2012 from the Man and Leisure department she opened her own design studio based in Eindhoven.
As a multidisciplinary designer, Kasia Zareba feels comfortable in variety of scales and materials. Her work balance on the border of design, art and installation. The experience gained from completing internships at Scholten & Baijings, POOR Design and Rijnbout van der Vossen Rijnboutt have found a common ground in her designs. She operate between the fields of big and small, tangible and roughness, imagination and technology.
In addition to her own work, Kasia has collaborated successfully with various companies: Textile Museum Tilburg, , Cultuur Ondernemen, Design Drift, Mini/BMW, Studio Izabela Bołoz, Studio Toer. She also has been a tutor at the School of Form in Poznan, Poland and Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland.
More info at www.kasiazareba.com
Kasia Zareba’s project: Fossil
Example of laying simulation.
“The FOSSIL Tile collection is a translation of the prehistoric imprints of plants and animals on rock formations, into to-day interior ornamental motives. In the process of sketching especially inspiring were marks of the extinct ammonites fluted shells. The fact that the pattern is drawn by hand gives it its unique feeling resembling traces of primeval creatures pressed against the surface of the stone. In the subtle motives ones imagination can see different figures. They bring to mind a regularities of form found in the natural world. Traces of the pattern brake and overlap just like the signs of time in the archeological excavations. Running in different directions strokes create an optical illusions of empty and dark spots. The curious optical illusion of the interior is created by the perspective shortcuts of separate strokes. The interlocking mosaic of the shades resemble a natural stone, creating modern interpretation of marble – symbol of tradition and refined taste of the luxury of precious materials. The FOSSIL pattern gives an interior a simple, natural and elegant atmosphere.”
Fossil: Kasia Zareba’s project for Create Your Tile competition.