Raised in customs of an interwar Bourgeoisie family I spent my days in a house of my grandparents, surrounded by objects from a golden age of Polish craft.

Anna Wojczyńska - na studiach z architektury

Na studiach z architektury

Origins

Following my father I chose to study architecture. I dreamt to fight misery and mediocrity of the world around me. My career began rapidly after I designed interiors of my friend’s residence in Sopot. He was especially astonished by my avant-garde bathroom.

Vis a Vis was founded in 1991. It was born in the time of socialism, when the international state-of-the-art design was completely unknown. There were no beautiful objects to be found in shops and manufacturing of luxuries was practically non-existent.

A Pioneer

From the very beginning I did projects representing a pinnacle of international design. I introduced aesthetics that never existed before in Poland. I inspired my clients and was in an avant-garde of polish interior design.

I always persuaded that the aesthetics of a nobleman’s manor is not all an interesting and elegant interior can represent. My designs incorporated products of the best foreign and domestic companies, promoted contemporary artists and established standards for interior designers countrywide to follow.

Thereby, I was a precursor of luxurious interiors in Poland and I laid foundations for the next generations of polish creators to build upon.

I was a co-founder of ZOOM – a famous gallery of polish and international contemporary design.

My articles can be found in numerous periodicals, as I write about recent trends. I was the first polish designer to report on events from global design fairs – I regularly visit most important ones – Design Fair Mediolan, Maison & Objet in Paris or Miami Art Basel in Florida. I was the first to introduce the work of Ingo Maurer to Polish press and to cooperate with companies like B&B Italia, Giorgetti, Trassera, Bulthaup, MOOOI, Tom Dixon or Rimadesio.

Vis A Vis Detal szafy

Wardrobe detail

Philosophy

My vast experience and knowledge of styles, materials and technology of luxurious interior design allows me to move freely between various aesthetics. A true creator is like a physician and a cook at the same time.

Like a physician, I heal interiors – analyse scale, rhythms, function, proportion, views and logic of layout. When I see that my plan is pure and elegant, I begin to cook. I choose tastes – style, details of materials, textures, colours, ambience of illumination. I decide upon richness of furniture, carpets and decoration. I compose interiors of various tastes but coherent aesthetics.

My designs are widely admired, thanks to a skilful realisation of both declared and unapparent needs and dreams of my clients. Comfort and functionality harmonise with elegancy and representative character, never becoming their prey. I achieve beauty by carefully controlling proportions and interaction of designed spaces, textures and accents of furniture and details. Skill and ability of contractors result in the highest quality of craft and perfection of the final result.

Elegance, timeless beauty and never-ending joy of use – my interiors are not a one-season indulgence but last for years.

My work

For years of my work, I created a studio, composed of selected and most reliable employees.

We are professional and we value professional cooperation. Our clients are prominent people of business, media and culture, whose time is valuable and who appreciate our integrity. We service both private persons as well as companies.

Our projects range from commercial and residential interiors to furniture design.

In our work, we often design and manufacture atypical objects to better fulfil needs of our clients. For years, we have built a unique cooperation with various producers – from big companies to traditional artisans whose experience and professionalism earned our trust.

Wide knowledge of furniture market, lighting and technology lets us be able to adapt to needs and tastes of our patrons. Our projects often exceed expectations of our clients. We are truly proud of our work.