Magma is a creative team created by Magdalena Bielicka and Maria Zrzelska-Pawlak – graduates of the Faculty of Interior Design and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
Before they began working together, while still in college, they went “out into the world” not only to look for new inspirations and ways of design, but also for reliable technical preparation in design offices. Maria, after studies at FH Mainz, worked at the Atelier Brueckner in Stuttgart, an office dealing with exhibitions and museology (Pavilion project at Expo ’08 in Zaragoza and the project of the Africa pavilion at Expo ’10 in Shanghai).
Next, she worked in the office of the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas for nearly 1.5 years.
Magdalena, in turn, in 2008 began working in the office of OFIS Arhitekti, Ljubljana Slovenia. She worked there on a number of public utility buildings, residential buildings and interior projects (including a hotel lodge complex in Maldives, an academic complex in Paris, a mixed-use high-rise building in Tehran).
Since graduation, they have been working together not only on interior design, furniture or architecture, but also on graphic design, exhibition and fashion (including the Logo of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia).