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Less is more – Scandinavian lesson no. 2

Scandinavian design is probably the most reliable style in the world. Sleek lines, heavy use of natural resources, serene colours attributed to functionality, utility, sustainability and of course, its timeless beauty. On top of simplicity there is a minimalistic approach. At Kosmonaut we also follow this direction in some of our standard products: the less […]

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Ageing gracefully

Adding some age , roughness or grime to a very minimalistic interior adds an unexpected touch and engages all the senses. It provides depth and textures to the environment and can be a talking point among visitors. We all know these trends – exposing bricks on the wall, digging far beneath the carpet to reveal raw […]

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Enlightened designs

We are lucky. We are very very lucky. We have an amazing privilege working in an environment that encourages new ideas and with materials that deliver time and time again . Of course, we have talented people on board. Product development, design, planning, engineering, actual production – it takes a lot of skill to transfer what […]

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A new dimension of steel

No matter how many sublimated Rustic Boards we produce, we never get tired of them. This is the case of endless possibilities.   We have written about the process of dye-sublimation before – transferring images onto metal or any given surface (more on it here and here). We are however in constant awe of how […]

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It’s time to show them.

To paraphrase one visionary inventor, a lot of people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. We all know how it works. Indeed, we have written a blog post about the relationship between a brand and a consumer before (It’s not business, it’s personal). The tangible emotional connection the client has […]

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Hanging around concrete art

There are certain things in life that look incomparably better in reality than in pictures. Art is one of them. And when it is art in an unusual form, it’s even harder to describe the appeal through images or words. How do we even start to explain how special this ‘slab of concrete’ is?  Completely […]

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“This must be the place!” Why manufacture in Poland?

I cheerfully spoke to a client recently about possibility of cooperation – she received our marketing material and was interested in producing a range of stands and stools with us – when she asked whether all of our wood is of European origin. After a second of stunned silence, I replied that of course, not […]

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Human factor – Scandinavian lesson no. 1

When we say we have a Scandinavian heritage, we mean it. We are not just ‘inspired’ or ‘influenced’ by Nordic approach to life, production and design. Trying to place this emphasis into everything we do and how we work helps us define who we are as a company and how we would like to progress […]

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We can make this work. A few words about mass customization.

It may sound like a perfect oxymoron, but ‘mass customization’ is becoming a new household name. According to The Economist mass customization is simply a production process that combines elements of mass production with bespoke tailoring. Products are adapted and adjusted to meet customers’ individual needs. Mass customization is most obvious in the ‘business to […]

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