Wiktoria Szawiel designed the Fragments Light in 2019. The sculptural form is handmade of two planes of Portuguese marble, offcuts from stone quarries that would normally go unused. The marble fragments—which often show cutting marks—are joined in a right angle by a milky resin and affixed with a brass bulb fitting. This design is an open edition made to order, but do to the nature of the materials each is unique.
Polish designer Szawiel earned a BA in Product & Communication Design at the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw and an MA in Contextual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She established her studio in 2015 and is based between Lisbon and Warsaw.
Szawiel creates both objects and spaces, and her material- and process-driven designs result in unexpected, poetic forms and textures. Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums, galleries, and festivals, including MAK Vienna, London Design Festival, Dutch Design Week, Collective Design Fair, Lodz Design Festival, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, IMM Cologne, and beyond.
Her work is represented by Culture Object in New York.