The studio, which is best known for its domestic interiors, was founded in Warsaw in 2005 by Monika and Adam Bronikowski. Today, the pair head up a team of interior designers and architects in two offices with clients across Europe.
The studio’s overriding ambition is to cater to its clients’ needs, which means it prioritises comfort over adhering to trends. HOLA Design says this makes the studio more creative and better at helping clients to “fulfil their own dreams”.
“When presenting our projects on Facebook or Instagram, we often use two hashtags: #answertheneeds and #forceofdiversity,” explained HOLA Design. “It communicates our thinking about design in a condensed form.”
“Answering customer needs is the only guarantee of everyday comfort in using the interior that is created by our studio,” added the studio.
“Secondly, the variety of styles in which we move – not closing in on one gives us a chance for creative development and at the same time give clients a chance to fulfil their own dreams of a new home,” it continued. “Reflections on styles or trends have never been particularly close to us.”
According to HOLA Design, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has proven the value of this ethos. As many people are having to spend more time in their homes, they are realising the importance of well-designed domestic spaces.
“In recent months, the house has proved to be our last and safest fortress,” it continued. “This clearly reminded us all why it is worth taking care of them as much as possible.”
“With over a dozen years of knowledge and an experienced team, our studio is ready to respond to the changing needs of customers also in the form of remote cooperation.”
HOLA Design’s best-known projects are its overhauls of houses and apartments, seven of which have received prizes at European Property Awards in recent years.
This includes a home interior called Family Space, whose deliberately restrained colour palette is enlivened by furnishings, textures and light.
Its most unusual project is its gabled Mountain Cottage in southern Poland, referred to by the studio as “contextual architecture”.
HOLA Studio designed the 160-square-metre retreat to complement its setting on the shores of the artificial Lake Czorsztyn, and incorporated big windows to capture the views of two medieval castles nearby.
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