A designer, a lecturer, an administrator, and a PhD of arts. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Łódź. A graduate of the industrial design faculty at the Pratt Institute in New York. After graduating at the Royal College of Art in London in 2005, he became a scientific employee at the research-development team at RCA. In 2006, he founded Studio Rygalik. He runs a design workshop and has been the dean of the master's faculty at the Industrial Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He cooperates, among others, with Moroso, Noti, Comforty, Paged, Ghidini, Cappellini, Profim, Ideal Standard, Siemens, Heineken, or Ikea. Since 2010, he serves the function of the creative director for the top Polish brands. He implements several projects for cultural institutions, among others, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, National Opera House, POLIN Museum, BOZAR, Zachęta, Fryderyk Chopin Museum, the National Museum, Polish Cultural Institutions. He was the architect of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. Many of his projects are part of the permanent exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw. In 2015, he founded the brand TRE Product, and since 2016 he has co-created the SOBOLE creative campus.
STUDIO RYGALIK represents and promotes the conscious way of thinking in designing. The operations are focused on designing in view of the challenges of the contemporary times, acting for sustainable development, responsible consumption of material goods and resources of our planet. Studio Rygalik was established by Tomek Rygalik in 2006. For the first two years, it operated between London and Łódź, Tomek's home town. Since 2009, Studio is located in Warsaw. This is when Gosia Rygalik joined the team, in 2012 she became Studio's partner.
Studio Rygalik implements end-to-end projects diverse in their character. The range of the operations is very broad – from designing, developing, implementing the products, through public space and commercial projects, site-specific projects, design & build, to the production of limited series, and also experimental facilities, comprehensive culinary experiences and workshops. Apart from cooperating with the manufacturing industry, Studio Rygalik is often involved in projects for cultural institutions, which make experimental operations possible. Among the works implemented by Studio Rygalik, there are projects for such brands as Absolut, AHEC, Artek, Cappellini, Comforty, Dupont/Corian, Ghidini, Heal’s, Heineken, Ideal Standard, Ikea, Krups, Moroso, Noti, Paged, Pfleiderer, Profim, Siemens, for institutions such as Bozar in Brussels, Muzeum Polin, Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa, and the furniture dedicated to the Polish Presidency in the EU. Within the recent years, Studio's works could be seen in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Łódź, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Poznań, Paris, Warsaw, Valencia, or Vienna. They were also published by international magazines: Icon, Interni, Wallpaper, Experimenta, Blueprint, New York Times, Financial Times, or Forbes.