The Board of Experts of must have

Submitted projects for must have 2024 will be analyzed by the Board of Experts composed of:


Passionate about modernist architecture and timeless design. He studied international relations and Lithuanian philology at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. His love of writing about design and architecture led him to move to Warsaw, where he took up the position of editor in charge of “”. Years later, he founded his medium, which today is a leader in the architecture industry in Poland. He is editor-in-chief of “whiteMAD” magazine and “”. Since 2022, as a member of the Board of Experts, he supports the must have plebiscite, organised by Łódź Design Festival.


Editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of the international magazine “AD” ( Expert and enthusiast of design and architecture, art historian. Combines various fields of creativity, which together gain the power of influence. She argues for the significant role of the environment on the human condition and looks at trends as a reflection of wider social changes. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the magazines “Dobre Wnętrze”, “M jak Mieszkanie” and the website “”, editor of “Dom & Wnętrza” and “Architektura-murator”. She co-created the first edition of Artshow, an event dedicated to contemporary art, and organised conferences for interior designers. She has been a member of the Board of Experts of the must have plebiscite for ten years, returning after a year’s break.


Editor-in-chief of “Czas na Wnętrze” magazine. Journalist, editor, juror in design competitions, lover of design and painting. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. She looks for packshot sessions, selects items to be featured in the magazine, and gets to know their creators. She appreciates the opportunity to talk to designers, to get to know their ideas and mind-sets. She likes to ask questions, but also lets her interviewees talk themselves out. She also enjoys tempering pencils, travelling, seeing works of art in great museums and small churches.

Jola Skóra & Anna Olga Chmielewska

Jola Skóra is a photographer, designer, originator of JAM KOLEKTYW. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and the PWSFTviT in Łódź, she has been professionally involved in the creative industry for several years. She creates creative and aesthetic concepts for photo sessions and visualizations. She specializes in photographing interiors and arrangement sessions of objects. He has numerous publications in Polish and foreign magazines on interior design and lifestyle.

Anna Olga Chmielewska has been designing interiors since 1991. She is also an interior stylist and set designer. A graduate of interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Poznań. Her favorite subjects are eclectic apartments in old tenement houses, cozy suburban habitats and boutique utility spaces. She specializes in styling and arranging interiors for photo shoots, designing sets for photo shoots and advertising films. Author of texts on architecture and design published in the trade press.


Editor-in-chief of the “”. Author of interviews, texts, event reports, guides and reports for the architecture, design and interiors industry; moderator of panel discussions, talks and meetings; leader of workshops and consultations for architects and designers in the field of communication. Production manager of documentaries dedicated to the interiors industry. Periodically reviews inspirations, news and industry events in “MAGAZIF NEWS”. Serves on the juries of the most important industry competitions in Poland. Educated as a sociologist and Polish philologist. She gained her first professional experience in the research industry, dealing with marketing research, coordination of international projects and consulting for companies on the implementation of new products and services. She is passionate for design and fashion.


Service and UX designer, cultural anthropologist, populariser of Polish design and creative industries abroad, co-creator and coordinator of many Polish and international exhibitions, fashion shows, lectures and workshops, e.g. at Milan Design Week, London Design Biennale, London Fashion Week or WantedDesign in New York. She ran the Polska Design Programme at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for many years. Curator and manager of the exhibition for the Polish Pavilion during the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 in Dubai. As part of the creative team, she co-created the programme concept for Poland’s participation in EXPO 2025 in Japan. She is currently managing the exhibition preparation, content and UX of the Polish Pavilion for the World Exhibition EXPO 2025 in Osaka.

Monika Pągowska & Tomasz Pągowski

For the last sixteen years, they have been creating multidisciplinary projects together, using a wide range of competences to create interior designs, utility items, visual communication, multimedia, music and television programs. During four television projects led by Tomasz, not only have they produced over 250 episodes so far but also they have been educating viewers in the field of organizing living spaces and raising awareness about individual functional and stylistic needs. In their projects, they put great emphasis on ecological awareness and real human needs related to sustainable development. They avoid strict labeling, always looking for the optimal balance between freshness and durability over trends, jokingly classifying their style as “empathic”. Both, in their private and professional lives, they promote pro-ecological attitudes, climate and animal protection, as well as living in the spirit of less waste.


Director of Łódź Design Festival. Enthusiast of urban activities and design. Initiator and co-organizer of many projects related to creative industries, in particular: Ad Days Advertising Festival, Creative Industries Conference, Art_Inkubator, or Fotofestiwal. Co-founder of Łódź Art Center, member of the team implementing activities promoting widely understood design in Łódź.

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Publishing director of “Vogue Polska” and managing editor of “Vogue Polska Living”. For this title, she creates a podcast on design, art and architecture. On Chilli Zet radio she hosts an original programme about culture and fashion “Edycja limitowana”. She is the president of the book publishing house Osnova Publishing. She is the author of the book “Po prostu przyjaźń” and co-author of the bestseller “Slow Sex. Uwolnij miłość”.


Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Białystok University of Technolog. Since 2008 editor of the monthly magazine “Architektura-murator”, where she covers topics on design in its broadest sense. From 2020 to 2022 editor-in-chief of the magazine “Architekt Wnętrz”, 2013–2019 editor-in-chief of “Architektura od Wnętrza”. Co-organiser of architectural conferences on ecology, revitalisation or technology as well as national confrontations of young architects – Młodzi do Łodzi (2013). She collaborated on the publication “Form Follows Freedom. Architecture for Culture in Poland 2000+” (MCK, 2015).