Hello! Get to know a bit more about me...
I'm Wiktoria Kijowska, a designer who's passionate about design history and antiques!
I have recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design. Currently, I am studying for a masters degree in History of Design at the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum.
The predominant focus in all my work is the history of design and antiques. I take a bold and fresh approach to spreading their importance with others, especially younger generations. I think these topics are a very overlooked aspect of a design process and so my work is heavily based on exploring design histories and how they could be transformed and used in a contemporary way. I create educational products and content to highlight forgotten histories and show how they are relevant and important in modern life.
Over on my Instagram I came up with a series called 'Antique Tiles', each aiming to educate and highlight key figures, ideas and objects within the antiques world in a bold and colourful way.
Apart from antiques and design history, colour is a recurring theme that can be seen throughout my work. I have focused many of my projects around colour.
I have learnt more about this topic during the 'Interior Design Course For Beginners' that I took part in, in 2018.
Recently, looking into the history of colours I have created "The Colour Series" which is a series of short videos that highlight some of the most influential people within colour history.
My determination and hard work have resulted in being accepted for an MA to the Royal College of Art/ Victoria & Albert Museum. Furthermore, my work has been published on The Urban Vintage Affair's website, Terra Movement's website and Dezeen.
I was also invited by No Jobs In The Arts to take part in the 'Re-making: What support is needed for early career makers?' digital discussion in September 2021. There I've talked about the influence that traditional designs have had on my work.
If you like any of my work and are interested in working with me, then feel free to contact me!