FUNCTION BALANCED BY BEAUTY
Kickie Chudikova is an Industrial Designer born in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her work can be defined as a balance of function and beauty. She believes innovative technology, environmental caution and attractive shape is the winning combination for designing products that can significantly improve our world.
She is keen on working on small scale, hands-on artisanal objects as well as developing products for mass production that have a lasting appeal to its audience. Kickie seeks to work with clients interested in good, sustainable design and delivers solutions that make a brand stand out on the market. Material, structure and color play an important role in approaching every project in a unique way. A color lover striving for perfection & simplicity with big attention to detail.
Kickie graduated from University of Applied Arts in Vienna with a Masters Degree in Industrial Design. In 2014 she moved to New York City to work in the studio of Karim Rashid. Here she designed various products for clients such as Artemide, Bitossi, B-Line, Fontana Arte, Slide, Lapponia, Maiori, purho, Vondom among others.
In 2019 she set up her own studio, focusing on designing products, furniture, accessories, clothing as well as installations and experimental art objects.
Currently, Kickie is based between New York & Vienna and always open for brand collaborations & exciting projects.
AWARDS:2015 • German Design Award | Nominee | taliaYstudio, Holdables
2014 • FastCompany Innovation by Design Award | taliaYstudio, Holdables
2014 • Red Dot Design Award | Shortlisted | VitaLAB
2013 • James Dyson Award | National Finalist | VitaLAB
2013 • Slovak National Design Prize | Shortlisted | VitaLAB
• www.dezeen.com | International, UK | September 11, 2017 • www.dezeen.com | International, UK | April 7, 2014 • www.fastcodesign.com | USA | April 11, 2014 • www.designtaxi.com | International | April 8, 2014 • www.designeast.com | Central Europe | October 10, 2012 • www.toovia.com | USA | April 7, 2014 • www.slate.com | USA | April 7, 2014 • www.euron.com | UK | May 20, 2015 • www.designedforliving.com | Netherlands | April 10, 2014 • www.prote.in | International | April 15, 2014 • www.designby.sk | Slovakia | August 1, 2012 • www.designmagazin.cz | Czech Republic | June 8, 2014 • www.insidedecor.cz | Czech Republic | November 27, 2015 • www.sme.sk | Slovakia | June 21, 2012
• FastCompany Magazine, USA, October 2014 • Czas na Wnętrze (Time for Interior), Magazine, Poland, February 2014 • 4ROOM, newspaper of St. Petersburg Design Week, 2013/01 • Atrium Magazine, Slovakia 05 / 2012 • SME Newspaper, Slovakia 06/21/ 2012
TALKS:2017 • Montclair State University | Department of Art & Design
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