“Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.”-A. Greiman
Maria Joanna Juchnowska Designer and artist founder and owner of the Mari JJ Design brand, founded in 2010, in Stockholm Sweden. Have broad contemporarty art experience from working at Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, UK.
Cooperating with luxurious brands and companies in Europe, Asia and the USA including Meissen GmbH in Germany, Franz Collection Ltd. in China and Taiwan. Invited for Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt by the vice-president of the Frankfurt Messe Nicolette Naumann. Invited to participate in the international exhibitions, festivals and contests: "Wanted Design" in New York, "Talente" International Craft Fair in Munich, "Der Berliner Salon, Vogue Salon" Berlin Fashion Week Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin along with Meissen GmbH, International Porcelain Art Fair, Jingdezhen China together with Franz Collection Ltd., British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke- on-Trent in Great Britain, Munich Creative Business Week MCBW FORUM in Munich, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen Germany, Art Athina "Contemporary Art Fair, Athens Greece.
Laureate of international competitions:"Future Lights" The European competition organised by Ceramics and its Dimensions, Nachtmann Design Competition Germany and Sweden, Artzept International Design Award Milan, Chouftouhonna Feminist ArtFestival, Tunis Tunisia, Make Me! Łódź Design Festival.
Awarded with scholarships by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage "Young Poland", Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Norske Kunsthandverkere, Design og Architektur Norway, the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and others.
Maria Juchnowska is a member of artistic and design organisations: Norske Kunsthandverkere, UKS, Norske Billedkunstnere in Norway, Artaxis International Ceramic Artist Association in the USA and International Academy of Ceramics in Switzerland.
Mari JJ Design was founded in 2010 in Stockholm Sweden now based in Oslo Norway.
Creating ceramics mainly porcelain design objects and jewellery. Works are uniquely designed pieces which are handcrafted from the start to the finished product. Mari JJ Design is using finest porcelain often hand tinted and decorated. Maria takes her inspirations from Scandinavian minimalism and sophisticated European art and culture.
Mari JJ Design's projects have been published in industry magazines and online: Vogue, Elle, Elle Decoration, New Ceramics, Exspace, Culture.pl etc.