First There Was Edgy

Viennese based studio FIRST THERE WAS EDGY is a collaboration between the designers Patrycja Domanska and Tanja Lightfoot.

They met and worked together at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and even though they both work for different design studios, they continued collaborating on a number of different projects after graduation. In 2014 they released their first product „edgy“ together with KAZA Concrete, which can be seen applied in a number of different interior projects, as well as the SCIN material library in London.

Patrycja Domanska graduated with honourable mention in the department of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2009. Before she established her own design practice in 2011, she worked for design studio LUCY.D, the jewellerer Schullin and buero bauer. An essential part of her work is the search for the secret and undiscovered, which is accomplished by experiments already directly on the object and translated into timely product ideas in the fields of lighting, furniture and tiles. Her work has been represented in many international exhibitions and the highchair "Hommage an Karl" is part of the collection of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.

Tanja Lightfoot is a product designer based in Vienna, Austria. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts in 2011. After graduation she spent two years working for a Viennese architecture practice, BEHF. Shortly after this she joined the atelier Madame Mohr, where she works on self-initiated as well as client projects. Story telling, discovery and experimentation are fundamental to the way she works and approaches new projects.