Poland’s HOLA Design Makes Sleek Interiors for Everyday Spaces

Angela R. James

HOLA Design is a Warsaw, Poland-based design studio founded in 2005 by Monika and Adam Bronikowski. Although their focus was originally directed inside the home, the studio has also gone on to establish Exterio, which is dedicated more to architectural designs. With this format, they offer design services from top to bottom, inside and out. Even more, during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the firm has continued providing expert consultation virtually.

They note that “with over a dozen years of knowledge and an experienced team, our studio is ready to respond to the changing needs of customers, [including] in the form of remote cooperation.”

An HOLA-designed black mountain cottage in Poland.
An HOLA-designed black mountain cottage in Poland.

HOLA Design’s best-known projects are its reworking of residential houses and apartments. These projects are not your basic facelift, but delicate renovations of unique, upscale, and dynamic spaces that can only come as a result of extensive training and experience. The firm’s work has led to their being recognized seven times at the European Property Awards in recent years.

Even with a breadth of services and expertise available, the team at HOLA Design is all about letting the customer steer the ship when it comes to elements particularly important to them, saying that “we care for satisfaction of our clients, fitting presented design ideas to their guidelines and expectations. Deliberate creation of friendly spaces to user needs is our objective.”

These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.
These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.
These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.
These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.
These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.
These HOLA-designed interiors in a Northern Poland home are ultramodern with a couple cozy twists.

One example is this house in northern Poland dripping with a modern appeal and an extra dose of cozy. Teardrop lighting highlights the glass-partitioned floating stairway inside the home to perfect an already open and flowing vibe. The color palette of gray, black, and brown invites one space into another and gives life to the zen-like environment.

Charcoal-colored shingles give the facade of this HOLA-designed mountain cottage a rather ominous appearance.
Charcoal-colored shingles give the facade of this HOLA-designed mountain cottage a rather ominous appearance.
Inside the HOLA-designed mountain cottage, warm wooden elements and carpeted flooring lend the space a sense of comfort.
Inside the HOLA-designed mountain cottage, warm wooden elements and carpeted flooring lend the space a sense of comfort.

An HOLA-designed mountain cottage sitting along the shore of an artificial lake, on the other hand, brings a rustic shingled vibe to the exterior of the original A-frame structure, alongside craftsman-style features in the engraved front door and extensive woodworking inside.

HOLA's Apartment at Złota 44 is basically a big celebration of all things lush and expansive.
HOLA’s Apartment at Złota 44 is basically a big celebration of all things lush and expansive.
HOLA's Apartment at Złota 44 is basically a big celebration of all things lush and expansive.
HOLA’s Apartment at Złota 44 is basically a big celebration of all things lush and expansive.

In stark contrast is the Apartment at Złota 44, which boasts a monochromatic beige and cream interior that’s anything but boring. In fact, this home’s dynamism is apparent in every piece of angled furniture, expansive window, and eye-catching ceiling it contains. Lighting throughout is also striking, illuminating the attention to detail present all throughout the space.

Clearly willing to make a statement, HOLA Design takes all the elements of a good idea and puts them into a cohesive vision for results that are always simple, flawless, and functional. “When presenting our projects on Facebook or Instagram, we often use two hashtags: #answertheneeds and #forceofdiversity,” explains the firm. “It communicates our thinking about design in a condensed form.”

This furniture store show room by HOLA is sleek, minimal, and oh-so-stylish.
This furniture store show room by HOLA is sleek, minimal, and oh-so-stylish.
This furniture store show room by HOLA is sleek, minimal, and oh-so-stylish.
This furniture store show room by HOLA is sleek, minimal, and oh-so-stylish.

Not all HOLA Design work is residential, of course — as is the case with this one-of-a-kind modern furniture store showroom. The multi-textural space incorporates stone, stark white walls, bookcases, feature lighting, and a butcher block wood table to balance style and creativity.

Through their efforts to develop spaces that blend functionality with innovative, original design, the team has won countless accolades, including a 2017 Bronze A’Design award, a 2017 German Design award, a 2018 Innovative Architecture Iconic award, and a 2018 Red Dot award.

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