Studio AOAO is an interdisciplinary studio combining art and design. It was created by Alicja Strzyzynska and Onur Iseri in Amsterdam in 2020.
The studio specializes in crafting sculptural pieces, innovatively experimenting with the functionality of sculpture and the essence of furniture. Their work is focused on forging an emotional connection between the object and the user, creating an experience of intimacy and a metaphysical bond. They strive for a meaningful narrative through personal interaction. By emphasising sculptural value and reflective design, the studio’s objective is to create enduring pieces that span generations, contributing to environmental sustainability.
The inspiration to sculpt came from Alicja’s roots, her grandfather – an artist sculptor. Alicja completed her Masters Degree in Design at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and finished her bachelor degree in Interior Architecture. Alicja previously worked in Tokyo and Amsterdam in architectural design studios. Onur completed his business studies in Japan and worked in digital design & marketing as well as teaching in Tokyo.
The studio’s first collection debuted at Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week 2021. The studio currently collaborates with Rosanna Orlandi Gallery, Galerie Philia, STAHL + BAND and FIN Gallery.
May – June 2023 – Melbourne Design Week, Foreign Dialogues/ FIN Gallery, Melbourne
Summer 2022 – Rossana Orlandi Summer Gallery, Sardinia
June 2022 – Milan Design Week, Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan
Sep 2021 – Glue Amsterdam, Contempera Gallery, Amsterdam
Sep 2021 – Milan Design Week, Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan