Growing up in a household of designer and architect, Jan Kochański’s early bond with design and making has profoundly shaped his development as an industrial designer. Building things was a natural way of spending time and playing whether it was creating new toys or building a boat during vacation. Following his family tradition, he went on to study interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
At Karim Rashid’s office in Amsterdam, he gained experience in working with industry and top brands. After a time of working in design studios in Poland and Netherlands Jan started his own design practice in 2013. Since 2009, he is an assistant in the Furniture Design Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since 2017 he cooperates with the School of Form in Poznań, where he runs courses dedicated to object and space design, along with CAD software courses. Recently finished his Ph.D. project related to ergonomics and theory of design at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Jan Kochański established his studio in Warsaw. The space provides the ideal platform for his unique process of hands-on experimentation and technical know-how. The studio is a well-equipped workshop that allows for building prototypes, 3d print details, and experimenting with various machining technics.