Opalinski Design House is a progressive, design and prototyping studio. Founded by Lukasz J Opalinski in 2007. Currently based in South Florida , Studio is operating locally and globally, catering to customers and projects spanning from Miami through Monaco, Poland, UK and Australia.
Truly passionate about industrial design, we strive to create and deliver the most exciting, innovative, beautiful and environmentally conscious designs of products, buildings , interiors, furniture, vehicles, vessels and aircraft we can imagine.
We pride ourselves for being on the forefront of innovation, deeply involved in development and promotion of cutting edge technologies, styling and creative awareness.
Our mission is to "make this world a better place" through design ...
We focus on providing new, improved living experience by providing comprehensive design solutions, including conceptual drawings, detailed drawings 3D models, renders and video animations. Company also offers prototyping (POC) of certain projects, as well as consultancy.
Final production, or build of a project is a subject to a contractor/builder or manufacturer appointed directly by customer, as Opalinski Design House does not offer manufacturing, or construction services.
Large part of our operations is also based on licencing our designs to manufacturers to produce and market of products under their brand with inclusion of Our name as a product or collection designer.
Founder's Bio & Philosophy
I was born in Poland in 1979 . I grew up in sport and creative oriented family with my Dad a league basketball player and my Mom self tough fashion designer and dress maker. I played tennis, snowboarded and wake boarded from my earliest age and still love it, but what fascinated me the most was to be exposed to the dynamics and movement of my environment and only now I see how it influenced my imagination and creativity.
At the age of 15 I attended ZSM technical academy in my hometown Kluczbork where I studied technical illustration and manufacturing technologies. It was at this point where my fascination with Form and Function was first conceived. Inspired by the world's greatest designer "Mother Nature" I began my journey through bright open pages of my sketchbook. .
At the age of 21 I moved to Southampton UK. in 2004 after Poland Joined EU I Enrolled at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University to study furniture design and craftsmanship. During the two year HND course, I was able to exhibit at London esteemed graduate show NEW DESIGNERS where I won New Designer of The year award in 2005 and 2006 . It was there where visionary Marcus Wilkinson and Michael Young founders of One of One commissioned me to design number of ongoing highly exclusive projects.
I decided to pause my education after 2007 (BA) Product design at London Metropolitan
University and opened and run my design studio for 2 years before relocating to MIami Florida in 2009.
Inspired by vast volumes of surrounding waters I naturally fell back into the arms of his earliest passions... Yachts...
In 2009 I presented my first ultra-modern concept of a Megayacht at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Several large European Shipyards took a strong liking to my Designs and ultimately presented me with the opportunity to design 85 Meter yacht on one of their platforms. On that same day, I met John Henson, Retired captain and visionary naval advisor, who moving forward worked closely with me contributing his real-world maritime knowledge and experience to design a large private vessel.
Fast- forward 5 months and the fruit of Our collaboration Project Magnitude was unveiled at Abu Dhabi International Yacht Show 2010. Since then Project Magnitude gained substantial interest in the industry and helped to grow my brand, while my team and I continue to work on new exciting projects.
I believe that there are no limits to an open mind, therefore an ability to create for one particular industry does not restrain me from creating for another. So far I have been given an opportunity to design various products, furniture, yachts, and vehicles. Over the years I have proven to myself and the universe that it is possible to succeed in various fields of creation and I continue to do so....
Design is where form and function exist in simultaneous harmony, rather than following one another...
Recognizing our needs and desires and addressing them through the industrial/architectural process does not require that the form of an object is fully dominated by the purpose it will serve, or on the other hand, its functionality limited by its visual appearance.
I believe that these two key powerful aspects of any creation are perfectly capable of taking this parallel forward motion complimenting each other on the way, rather than trying to take the lead. Approaching a project with natural influence allows us to obtain internal, as well as external balance. The balance between structure and ground, the balance between unity and variety, between colors and textures. Balance within the composition, with the introduction of innovative solutions, latest technology and materials giving product, vehicle or vessel, more complete purpose, and appearance.
Designing is to walk the first path on the unmarked field, Its about introducing the undiscovered as well as simply connecting the dots... Nature is the world's best designer, constantly providing us with clues, ideas, and inspirations. It is our natural course to improve, to innovate, and discover. It is my job to push the boundaries or break them altogether, thinking outside of so-called established approved systems and methods.
There is always room for improvement and the introduction of new solutions, that are complemented by visual simplicity and elegance.
Design that is intelligent, inviting and pleasing, purposeful and intuitive, but most importantly real...
... If we can imagine we can make it...