Tomek Rygalik is a lead designer behind Iker line of furniture. He worked for Moroso, MTV, Kodak, Bloomingdale's.
Tomek Rygalik was born in Lodz, Poland in 1976. He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Lodz, and than Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York (1999 BA/Hons), earning the Pratt Circle Award for Academic Achievement in Industrial Design, Certificate of Excellence.
After his studies he worked with several design companies in New York City and the area, including Prime Studio, Arnell Group, Machineart, HFID / Refac Design and Product Genesis – consulting for companies including Kodak, Polarioid, MTV, PerkinElmer, Dentsply, Uniliver, DuPont etc.
In 2003 he came to the Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies (2005 MA(Des.) RCA). After graduating from the RCA, Tomek Rygalik established his own design practice in London and joined the RCA stuff as a Research Associate (InnovationRCA). His most recent work includes projects for Moroso, Artek and Heal’s,
Tomek’s work has been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions of London, Milan, New York, Munich, Valencia and Tokyo. Tomek’s achievements include: Bombay Sapphire International Designer Glass Competition First Prize, 2006 British Council Design Award (two pieces), 2005 BSI Environmental Design Award, 2005 Rosenthal Design Award, 2004 Honda Concept Car Award, 1998 TULLI armchairs awarded with Red Dot Design Award 2016