The distintive design handwriting of chmara.rosinke | Images courtesy of

Polish natives Maciej Chmara and Ania Rosinke studied together before moving to Vienna where they opened their studio, chmara.rosinke in 2012. With a design language that is undeniably their own, they proved that function and aesthetics can exists harmoniously.

Inspired by socio-cultural themes, Maciej Chmara and Ania Rosinke of chmara.rosinke strive to combine craftsmanship with a conceptual and ecological approach. They met through chance when both attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk and haven’t looked back.

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Studying architecture and design, they connected through their shared passion for design and art, which eventually led to their partnership. In the midst of Cape Town being named the World Design Capital in 2014, chmara.rosinke took part in the Austria-South African design discourse; an exhibition showcasing both South African and Austrian design, dedicated to social and material innovation and handcrafted traditions. Themes included young designers demonstrating their process as well as engaging with the historical design and artisanal practices of their counties.

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The duo’s beautiful work in marble, copper and brass | Images courtesy of
Vases and a Mirror is a series of decorative objects finely sculpted from concrete, marble stone, brass, copper and glass. Using trophy-like qualities, combined with these industrial elements, the pair created spectacular artworks. The series was developed as part of the installation Private Room for Vienna Design Week 2014.
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At the studio | Images courtesy of


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