I create sense driven objects and spaces. My studio aims for sensual, sensitive yet sensible design that speaks to the body and mind, resonates with everyday life yet remains thoughtful.

I have a hands-on approach growing from my natural practicality and desire to make things a bit better. I work across disciplines producing projects that are well-thought out and refined in every detail, varying in scale and complexity.

Karol Murlak is a designer, researcher and educator with an expertise ranging from product, furniture and exhibition design to design research and consulting.

Since 2005, he has been designing for leading firms and institutions from Europe and United States including: Deutsche Bank, Boston Consulting Group, Martinelli Luce, Meble Vox, Terma Group and Pratt Institute. His projects were presented on exhibitions in London, Milan, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Budapest, Prague, Bucharest, Sofia, Ljubljana, Warsaw, São Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. He won recognized design awards and competition such as: Design by… Competition, Sanitec Koło Prize, Design Competition for City of Łódź and many others. He co-founded and has been running a design studio Designlab for over 10 years.

As an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in New York and Assistant Professor at School of Form in Poznań, Poland, he is actively engaged in design research and education. He has been involved in numerous research projects varying from product and space perception to material development and application. Previously he worked at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw.

Karol graduated from Spatial Design program in Falmouth College of Art in Great Britain. He also holds a doctoral degree in design and a master’s degree in interior architecture both form Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Today he lives and works between New York, Warsaw and Poznań.