About Marcin Rusak
Marcin Rusak is a multidisciplinary designer and artist interested in ideas of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. Specializing in storytelling, process and material investigation, his work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives which, recreated and reimagined, are shown again in a different light.
As the son and grandson of flower growers, Rusak’s long been fascinated by natural sources of inspiration and decoration. Rusak uses waste to investigate new decorative elements within everyday objects, which has informed a rich body of work ranging from research and storytelling to cultural criticism around consumption and future scenarios.
How do you measure the success of a product design?
This could be done on many levels and I would imagine can be very elaborate, but what always grabs my attention is authenticity. This could mean the authenticity of an object in how it is made, its materiality, or in relation to the story it conveys.
Why did you design this piece in particular? Does it fill a lack?
I was asked to design a small collection of jewelry. It is mostly inspired by floral material I have been working on for quite some time now and somehow represents other, bigger scale pieces I have made using the same flower resin composite.
What do you think makes a good design?
I think it is mostly about the story and how an object can create a powerful experience or an intimate connection with it’s user/owner.