RPDS is a product design studio focused on designing equipment, devices, furniture, exhibition systems and science exhibits, led by Robert Pludra, a designer and PhD at the Faculty of Design ASP Warsaw. In our work we focus primarily on the social utility of design, scientific approach to process, minimalist form and sustainability.

Robert Pludra is an industrial designer professionally active primarily in Poland and Switzerland. He has been working as an industrial designer since 2011 and teaching at his alma mater, where he defended PhD in the field of social design and then served as deputy dean and head of department. In design he finds the opportunity to combine his many passions. Growing up near forest instilled exploring nature which led to his interest in physics. Access to his grandfather’s carpentry workshop encouraged experimenting and gained his building skills. Being an active drummer since primary school influenced combining music and design in his works.

Exhibitions and awards

He was awarded with e.g. Monocle Design Award 2023 for his cooperation with the Swiss producer WOOD&LUXURY GmbH, first prize in the Scrap Lab Design Contest in Munich for the Barrel Armchair as the best sustainable product or with the scholarship of the National Centre for Culture for the project dedicated to the elderly. He participated in more than fifty exhibitions including important design festivals in Milan, London, Paris, Berlin, Basel and Tokyo.


Clients: Wood&Luxury Basel, Switzerland; Elektronisches Studio Basel, Switzerland; Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul; National Centre for Nuclear Research, Center of High Technologies "Hitec Świerk"; The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing; Rail Vehicles Producer ZPS Stargard and many other institutions and producers.

Lectures, presentations and workshops leads: Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland; London College of Fashion - University of the Arts London; International Materials Education Symposium, Cambridge, UK; ÉSAD Orléans, France; Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chonqing, China; Łódź Design Festival; Copernicus Science Centre; Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”; Warsaw University of Technology ,BWA Tarnów ; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; The Warsaw Rising Museum, National Museum in Warsaw..

Jury member of the: Green Product Award (from 2020); Siemens Future Living Award (2015-2018); Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Creative Sectors Programme (2017)

The team

Robert Pludra- lead designer, founder
Emilia Kolanowska - designer, researcher
Maximilian Stahl - designer, researcher

Former team members
designers; Katarzyna Moszczyńska, Grzegorz Buczyński, Aleksander Gnat
interns: Jarek Bartoszek, Stefan Bieńkowski, Konrad Ippohorski-Lenkiewicz, Maria Maliszewska, Krystian Niemiec, Justyna Warchoł


[Poland] +48 694 572 472
[Switzerland] +41 762 33 22 34
internship requests: intern@robertpludra.com

Robert Pludra Design Studio
VAT number: PL1231198793
ul. Rapperswilska 8
03-956 Warszawa