Tomek Rygalik was born in Lodz in 1976. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Lodz for two years and then graduated from Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York (1999 BA/Hons). After his studies he worked with several design companies in New York city and the area – consulting for clients including Kodak, Polaroid, Mtv, Perkinelmer, Dentsply, Unilever, Dupont etc. In 2003 he came to the Royal College of Art for post graduate studies (2005 MA RCA). After graduating from the RCA, he joined the RCA stuff as a research associate and established his own design practice in both London and Lodz. From 2008 he teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts (PG13 platform) and from 2009 is based in Warsaw. 2010-2012 he was the art director of Comforty – the leading polish furniture brand.