Maria Joanna Juchnowska is an artist, designer, curator, founder, and owner of Mari JJ Design, which launched in 2010 in Stockholm but is now based in Oslo. She regularly cooperates with luxury brands in Europe, Asia, and the US, such as Meissen in Germany and Franz Collection in China and Taiwan. Her recent activities include participation in Dezeen's Virtual Design Week 2020, Fourisalone 2020, Ventura Dubai, Wanted Design New York, Talente International Craft Fair Munich, Der Berliner Salon Vogue Salon with Meissen, International Jingdezhen Porcelain Fair with Franz Collection, British Ceramics Biennial, Munich Creative Business Week, and more. Her many recognitions include laureate and finalist of Future Lights, the European competition organized by Ceramics and Its Dimensions, the Artzept International Design Award Milan, and second stage finalist at Red Dot Awards 2020. Juchnowska is a member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics, Norske Kunsthåndverkere, Norske Billedkunstnere, and Artaxis International Ceramic Artist Association
Mari JJ Design creates ceramic design objects and jewelry, mainly in porcelain. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and sophisticated European art and culture, the atelier's works are one-of-a-kinds, handcrafted from start to finish. Mari JJ Design uses the finest porcelain, often hand tinted and hand decorated.
Mari JJ Design's projects have been widely published in magazines, both in print and online, including Dezeen, Vogue, Elle, Elle Decoration, New Ceramics, Exspace, Culture.pl, and others. The atelier is supported by Norwegian Crafts, Norske Kunsthåndverkere, DogA Design & Architecture Norway, the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and New York, Ministry of Culture & National Heritage, and Adam Mickiewicz Institute: Culture.pl.