The mission of the AJW Design Studio™ Collector’s Shop is to revive the most iconic design and art works of AJW’s career through limited-edition productions. On this page, we welcome you to browse authentic AJW designs to add to your private collection. Limited edition productions hand-crafted by AJW himself feature unique production numbers as well as videos or personalized notes from AJW himself. We invite you to register your interest by clicking the links below to complete a form indicating your interest, or, by subscribing to our email list so that you can be among the first informed when opportunities to secure new AJW limited production series are open for registration. By registering, you will also be updated on new retailer partnerships, as well as AJW exhibitions around the world. It has always been a dream for AJW to share his designs with the world. We hope that your purchase of authentic AJW products will bring you as much joy as AJW experienced when designing them.
Other than at official exhibitions of AJW’s works, the AJW Design Studio™ Collector’s Shop is the only place to purchase authentic AJW productions. Each production that is hand-finished by AJW always comes with a special edition number as well as either a production video or note from AJW. Ownership is always tracked at AJW Design Studio™ so you are invited to always check with us if you are seeking to acquire an AJW work from another collector.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series is the culmination of over 60 years of Internationally-acclaimed designer Andrzej Jan Wroblewski’s (“AJW”) artistic pursuit of the ultimate harmony between light, form, and function. Featuring 7 unique configurations of AJW’s iconic lamp sculpture creations, the Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Collection has been showcased in artistic exhibitions worldwide, ranging from the Beckman Art Institute and Krannert Art Center in the USA, to the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Poland. Each model of the 1st Limited Edition Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Collection is hand-crafted and assembled at the AJW Design Studio™ in Vancouver, British Columbia and is marked with its Limited Edition number with only 10 per Model produced and available to collectors.
On January 26, 2023, in celebration of AJW's first exhibition with the Center of International Contemporary Art in Vancouver, AJW Design Studio™ will be releasing the 1st Limited Edition Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series, hand-made and assembled by AJW himself. Each light sculpture is marked with its Limited Edition number with only 10 per Model produced and available to collectors.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model L-MT (2022) is the very latest creation of AJW, blending the iconic upper profile of the Natural Luminance Series with mounting on smooth, arched legs that suspend the light sculpture closer to the ground, creating stunning "light ripple" projections. It is the first Model released in the 1st Edition of the Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series. Only 10 1st Edition L-MT Model light sculptures are available for collectors. Each light sculpture, hand-crafted by AJW, comes with a production video and is marked with its 1st Limited Edition number.
Throughout 2023, AJW Design Studio will be releasing new Models of the Limited First Edition of both new and legacy AJW Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series to make these unique AJW works available to collectors for the first time in history. The releases will be limited to only 10 exemplars of each Model and wood finish, with every light sculpture hand-crafted by AJW. Please register your interest at the below link to secure your own part of design history.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model C-S is a limited production of AJW’s hanging ceiling light sculptures that debuted at the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in the 1980s. The C-S series light sculptures invite the beholder to experience different shades of ambient and functional light, from an elegant, suspended sphere.The C-S Limited First Edition Series will be available in both maple and mahogany finishes delivering the ultimate hand-crafted expression of elegance to any dining room, living room, or office space.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model D was created by AJW while he served as the Chair of the Industrial Design Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Model D offers excellent lighting for work or reading while generating a relaxing, warm ambient glow within the room. The Model D was showcased in a feature exhibition at the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in 1993.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model L-SS sits slightly lower than the L-MT, with shorter supports. The L-SS is a striking conversation piece in almost any residential or commercial setting creating a warm, relaxing ambiance.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model F is the 3rd generation of AJW’s lighting sculptures that debuted in 1971. Inspired by Kumiki Japanese joinery, the Model F has no screws, nails or other fasteners, and retains its standing structure solely based on the physics of the way the wood joints interact with one another. This standing masterpiece which combines sculpture, design, ambient light, and functional light is AJW’s personal favourite model of the Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Collection.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model C-L is significantly larger than the C-M and C-S and offers a further altered offset profile. It is a spectacular addition to larger open spaces, formal living rooms, and lounges.
The Natural Luminance Light Sculpture Series Model C-M is a limited production of AJW's hanging ceiling lamp that debuted at the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in the 1980s. The C-M is larger than the C-S Model and offers an interesting, less spherical, slightly ovoid offset profile. It’s warm light creates a warm, welcoming ambiance.
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Entering the 1957 International Competition for the design of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Monument became a defining moment in AJW’s artistic journey. This submission (co-designed with friend Andrzej Latos) was selected by the prestigious international jury chaired by Henry Moore as one of the top 7 finalists out of 426 designs presented by accomplished artists from around the world. This exceptional recognition of AJW’s creativity led to him being granted a Master’s of Art degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. As one of the two youngest laureates of the competition, along with Helmut Wolf from Germany, AJW was offered the prestigious 6-month scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that allowed AJW a rare opportunity during that time to travel outside the iron curtain to Italy. Upon successful completion of this scholarship, AJW received another recognition: the Ford Foundation grant that allowed him to travel to the USA and expand his education through visits in the studios of some of the most influential artists and designers of the 20th century.
This design of the memorial featured boulders of different sizes inscribed with the names of the Holocaust victims who perished at Aushwitz lined up along the path that the prisoners took on the way to the crematoria, creating a “March of Names.” The names were to be inscribed in the languages/using the alphabets reflecting the origins of all the victims. The different sizes of the boulders were a reference to both the young and the elderly who were killed at Aushwitz. Boulders were selected instead of statues to allow relatives of the victim to imaginatively superimpose the identities of their relatives onto the boulders so that everybody could have an intimate and deeply-personal reflection and experience.
Various newspaper clippings announcing AJW’s design being selected as a top-7 finalist in the competition
The “March of Names” was to culminate at the end of a vast, artificial ravine where a large, unnamed split stone was to be found. This was to symbolize the tragic end of the names, and represent the site where the victims of Aushwitz met their final resting place. Beyond the ravine there was a solid, vertical wall with a single stone urn, blocking the landscape to emphasize the finality of the journey and inviting a chance for reflection and solemn commemoration of the victims).