Even during his studies, Jakub Sobiepanek provided proof of the aptness of his design visions by conjuring unusual forms out of uncommon materials. Only two years after he defended his thesis work, he began to be active as the artistic director of a unique brand of his own creation.
In 2012 Sobiepanek graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied in Tomek Rygalik's workshop. On the occasion of his post-diploma exhibition, he summed up his main design interests: “In my work I look for inspirations in Polish folk art (…) and I address the issue of recycling (…)”.
His master thesis about bringing back to life the icons of Polish design, resulted in starting a Polish brand of iconic furniture - Vzór. Apart from the design work, Jakub is also the creative director of MuteDesign®.
In 2018 he won a Red Dot Design Award for Cone, an acoustic sound absorbing room divider he created for MuteDesign®.
Jakub Sobiepanek’s activity is situated on the line between industrial design and revitalisation. He proposes new ways of looking at design. By merging elements of curatorial and design practice, he develops bold projects which draw from historical models and delineate new horizons in Polish design.