Can you tell us about the history of Gie El? When and how was it founded?
Gie El was established as a design and architectural studio back in 2007. Our brand has always been strongly related to design and conceptual thinking. Even the name “Gie El” comes from Latin “genius loci,” a phrase that’s deeply rooted in architectural language. It means that we prioritise design in our approach to creating products for places like hotels and restaurants. We believe that good design requires a forward-thinking mentality, and that’s what we strive for in every product we create.
What was the inspiration or concept behind Gie El?
Our inspiration comes from a love of design and a desire to create something unique and visionary. We believe that good design is not about copying or imitation; it’s about finding something that’s fresh and innovative. We strive to create outstanding products that meet the needs of the market, whether that’s for hotels or any other type of space.
What sets Gie El apart from its competitors?
At Gie El, we put emotion and creativity into every product we make. We design avant-garde chandeliers and lighting installations that are like sculptures, making them a statement piece in any space. Our focus is on creating products that are both beautiful and functional. We also take pride in the fact that all of our products are handmade by skilled craftsmen in Poland.
How has Gie El grown since its launch?
We’ve grown significantly over the years, with clients around the world. Our products can be found in many prestigious hotels and restaurants, and we’re honored to have had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry. We’ve also expanded our team, and we now have a dedicated team of designers and craftsmen who share our passion for design and craftsmanship.
What would you say has been one of your proudest moments for Gie El thus far?
One of our proudest moments was when clients began to recognise Gie El as a visionary brand, and working with us became a mark of prestige and desirability and working with Gie El became more than just a business transaction. This opened up our business to luxury and boutique hotels, which has been a significant area of growth for us. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our products in some of the most beautiful and prestigious hotels in the world, and we’re honoured to have played a role in creating those spaces.