Tomasz Urbanowicz

Polish architect, artist of architectural glass compositions. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Wroclaw and stained glass making at the University of Fine Arts in Torun. In 1985-1989 he was an assistant at the Department of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at the Technical University of Wroclaw. Together with his wife Beata Urbanowicz, he opened his own workshop called Archiglass, which specialises in the production of original, unique glass compositions used in architecture. His projects are featured in numerous public buildings, businesses and private residences in Poland and aboard. His glass creations can be found mainly found in Poland, but also throughout the world: the “United World” glass globe is a central artistic element of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France), his glass rainbow “L’arc en ciel” decorates the G. Brassens College in Paris (France), green glass casts adorn the lobby of the Holsten Brewery in Hamburg (Germany), and his composition “Blue sunset in the ocean” is found on the world’s largest cruise liner, the Queen Mary 2. His glass art has been shown in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad as well as having been presented in three EXPO expositions as part of Poland’s presentation, in Hannover (Germany), in Aichi (Japan) and in Zaragoza (Spain).