1618.design is a Poland-based brand created by Przemyslaw Wanczyk. We design and handcraft unique jewellery and interior design objects through a fluid practice tangible to art, design and craftsmanship.
The name of the brand 1618.design is based on the value of the Golden Ratio. A fundamental pattern, it can be found everywhere in nature, on biological, cosmic and quantum scale. Related to numerous philosophical and spiritual concepts, the Golden Ratio creates a sense of unity, harmony and beauty, both on a contemplative and a practical side. Our approach to design based on unity and wholeness is a journey toward discovering and appreciating the balance and harmony that exist in any object.
To us the integrity among the ideas and execution is crucial. Working from designing to final product, we are involved in the projects from the beginning to the very end, focusing on quality and individual approach. Our attitude to creating resonates to people that appreciate clear forms, permanence and uniqueness of hand-made items, a well-balanced combination of utility and beauty.
The inspirations behind our jewellery are the exploration of nature and the Arts & Crafts movement. We create modern, artistic jewellery, which rejoices the uniqueness of features and empowers the wearer. Striking a balance between timeless beauty and a statement of modern luxury, which is that of the one-of-a-kind, the exceptional handmade quality and individual approach to each piece.
Przemysław Wańczyk grew up in a family of artistic origins creating or making things. He was trained by his father, a master-goldsmith, at traditional goldsmith techniques and graduated as an industrial designer in the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Poland). Since 2010 he continues to create jewellery and other unique items bringing together design and traditional practices.