STUDIO ZIBEN, BERLIN
The designer lives with his passion for the creation of individual pieces of furniture and objects. His ideas arise spontaneously and intuitively through associations. In this way, Małecki designs fascinating objects that always have a story to tell. Free thinking and spontaneity are combined with functionality, aesthetics, and timelessness. Simple and contemporary design characterizes every handcrafted piece of furniture which is made of the highest quality materials from Poland.
His childhood and youth were dominated by the socialist design of the Eastern block. After graduating from high school, he started to study design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (PL) and Minerva Academy in Groningen (NL). During his studies he started to make his first designs and worked for Polish furniture industry. In 2007, he moved to
Berlin to create his own furniture brand. Studio Ziben is a collection of different ideas.
He often cooperates with different architecture studios and private customers, developing the concept of offices and apartments design. To mention just a few:
2016 - Circus Hotel - foyer furnishings
2014 - Cooperation with Gensler Architects/London for Google Office in Munich/DE furniture design.
The furniture of Studio Ziben, mostly unique pieces are also a part of the private furniture collection/private apartments in New York, Berlin and Poland.
Thanks to fast increasing popularity of his designs, Małecki is regularly invited to prestigious international furniture design exhibitions all over the world, such as Dutch Design Week, ICFF in Manhattan, New York and TV furniture shows as a design expert - (5 episodes, ZDF).
Freedom, free thinking and spontaneity are key parts of Małecki creative process. Studio Ziben designs are unexpected and full of humour - a reflection of the new Berlin and its youthful irreverence to tradition and convention and a reference to the Bauhaus movement, which was established exactly 100 years ago in Germany.