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Well-designed products are essential for creating globally renowned brand. School of Form aims at educating designers who understand people needs and are ready to find ou what they dream about.

Beginnings

When we were creating School of Form, we were convinced that in the changing world designer should be educated in a new way. We had known that good design cannot exist without humanities.

How did we manage to combine design and humanities?

  • Firstly – we got away from traditional artistic education
  • Secondly – we created a concept of education based on combination of humanities and design
  • Thirdly – we found teachers open for students needs an who trusted us
  • Fourthly – we found common language, tools and goals
  • Fifthly – we created a way for cooperation with business

All to create a design school aiming at being the center of knowledge, research and innovation. In October 2011 first students started education at School of Form, Department of Design. So far 198 designers have graduated from School of Form.

Founders

Lidewij Edelkoort

Legend of world design

Piotr Voelkel

Entrepreneur, founder of SWPS University

Zuzanna Skalska

Design, business and innovations trend analyst

School of Form is an adventure. Not only for students but for teachers as well. We are still in process. We are still learning from each other, from students and from the market.

dr Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

Artistic Director of School of Form

How we teach

Education is based on humanities as the source of human knowledge, on designing skills, knowledge about various technologies, implementation of projects and the ability to cooperate with business. The curriculum was created by the team of experts leaded by Lidewij Edelkoort, long-term Head of Design Academy Eindhoven, who is the Strategic Director and mentor of School of Form.

School of Form was awarded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the competition for the curriculum.

Teachers

We selected teachers basing, among others, on their professional activity. Some of them design, implement and carry out projects. Others conduct research, write, publish and exhibit. Some win contests. Many School of Form graduates work as lecturers.

Henryk Stawicki

brand design strategy

Grażyna Skarżyńska

brand and communication strategy

Sylwia Hull-Wosiek

Trainer, consultant, coach, facilitator

We treat students as our partners. Simultaneously, we require passion and hard work since entrance exam.

Graduates

Work for industry, run their own design studios or work in companies. Some of them are among School of Form lecturers. Others continue their education at prestigous universities abroad. They are talented, empathic designers who are not afraid of working in business, facing challenges and working in group.

Maja Sobura

Industrial Designer

After graduating from School of Form with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design, she went on to study Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, one of the best design schools in the world. Some of her projects include food packaging for the army, Meal Ready to Eat (MRE), for soldiers in combat or training. The flat packaging changes shape when water is poured into the pack. In contact with water, the powder hidden in the walls of the packaging heats the food inside.

Her other project, hardwood floor paneling, took the first place in the “Creations of Nature” competition organized by Barlinek Institute of Design.
 
www.majasobura.com

Magda Gąsiorowska

Product Developer

Currently employed as a product developer at NAP design studio. She also collaborates with the Monogram magazine, where together with Justyna Strociak, she oversees the “Sztuka Projektowa” section. At Zieta Prozessdesign, Magda was responsible for product design, solving technological problems and for managing projects of a varied scale, mainly designs manufactured in FiDU technology. So far, her greatest challenge was project managing the NAWA sculpture installation on Wyspa Daliowa in Wrocław. At Oskar Zięta studio, Magda also participated in the development of furniture lines, such as G-Table, J-Chair and a folding screen Sonar. Her Bachelor’s thesis project, IMMU sleeve, developed in cooperation with Justyna Strociak, was on display at various design shows and festivals in Eindhoven, Tallinn, Cologne, Gdynia and Łodź.
 
www.magdagasiorowska.com

Filip Król

Interior Designer

Currently working as Industrial Designer for Škoda. One of four winners of MoveAward 2016. His “Generation Z 2030” project, related to mobility, was awarded by an international jury with an internship at Mercedes-Benz. In 2017, Filip won the first prize at the “Mazda Design 2017/37 - Piękno Przyszłości” competition in the Space category as well as a PLN 10,000 prize for the design of a car interior.

We are a part of SWPS University

School of Form is a part of SWPS University – first private university in Poland. It means that students graduate with bachelor degree and SWPS University diploma in design at the Faculty in Poznań.

The university is among 5% of Polish universities awarded with prestigous A+ category.

swps

SWPS Univeristy:

  • 16 734 students
  • campuses in 5 cities: Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Katowice and Sopot
  • outstanding teachers: 62 professors, 69 associate professors, 199 doctors
  • 7 Ph.D. programs, 3 postdoctoral programs
  • 16 undergraduate programs, 11 graduate programs, 5 Ph.D programs and over 160 postgraduate programs
  • prestigous research center – in 2017 carried out 417 research projects for PLN 39 mln