Nikolai Kotlarczyk is an Australian designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2013. Graduating from the Queensland College of Arts in Brisbane, his experience in Australia was strongly influenced by his time with renowned design and manufacturing house Tait.
Nikolai’s studio focuses on design pieces full of narrative. A strong connection with geography, history, materiality and rituals can be seen within his pieces. Working within a self-expressed refined decorative style, his work aims to simplify the act of story telling through an honest pallet of materials, and bold forms.
His work includes self initiated edition pieces and design pieces for manufactures, and has been shown in a number of international exhibitions including Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Melbourne.
Nikolai is a member of studio and workshop Hal 4 in Nordhavn, regularly contributes to Australian online publication Yellowtrace, and is a former member and co-founder of the culture-house in Copenhagen's inner north, Øen. He also works in various roles for design companies including Pulpo, New Works and Paper Collective.
2018 - Wompoo Chair - Object Award Finalist, Interiuer Awards at Biennale Interiuer, Belgium
2018 - Solo Exhibition - Greenhouse as part of Stockholm Furniture Fair
2017 - Preview of Scena Mirrors for Portego, shown at the Portobello showroom during Paris Design Week 2017.
2017 - Peep by the designers of HAL 4, Copenhagen. Project supported by Danish Arts Foundation.
2017 - Barocche Mirror featured in Vitra exhibition during Salone del Mobile 2017, Milan
2017 - Solo Exhibition - Greenhouse as part of Stockholm Furniture Fair
2016 - Holdbar presents DON'T RUN OUT - Dome of Visions, Copenhagen
2015 - Holdbar presents DON'T RUN OUT - Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris Design Week 2015. Project supported by Danish Arts Foundation.
2015 - Solo exhibition - Copenhagen Collaborations #1 - Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week 2015
2014 - Object Future II - Melbourne