AGA AZRA is art, design + a statement
Specializing in projects which are bold, unique, organic, and full of inspiration. Passionate about creating beauty and harmony in every aspect.
AGA AZRA holds on to elements of tradition, while breaking through their limitations with a sense of vision and evolution. A true appreciation of elegance and luxury, with a minimalistic and wholistic approach.
Inspired by the ancient, the organic + the mystical
AGA - Diminutive of Agnieszka in Polish
AZRA - Blue in Egyptian Arabic
Black Agate - EMPRESS Axis
Photography: Vanja Vukelic
Dreams…what are they? What do they mean? Where do they come from?
Multi-disciplined artist and designer, Agnieszka Tarnawska, uncovers and solves the mysteries of dreams and imagination through her work. Inspired by the abundance and beauty of Mother Earth herself, she can never run out of new and innovative ways to merge the past with the future, the old with the new, and the organic with the created.
Born in Gdansk, Poland, Agnieszka arrived in Toronto, Canada at the age of 3 with her parents. They left behind a country rich in culture and history but overtaken by communism. Seeking freedom and opportunity, they chose this land of great beauty and diversity. The First Nations people of Canada, their culture and deep rooted respect for Mother Earth, showed her what it means to live with honour and how to connect to our souls through creativity.
She takes this organic approach with all of her work, while maintaining a strong sense of grace and elegance. Dreamweaver, sculptural installation artist, textile décor designer, and design consultant, Agnieszka has displayed her most innovative and magical work at some of Toronto’s top special events. She has even displayed her diverse design skills in distant lands such as Egypt, a country and culture which has inspired her with its history, beauty and mysticism. Having lived abroad in Poland, Belize and Egypt, she now calls Canada home again and has become even more passionate about exhibiting her creativity in a unique yet universal style.
Agnieszka began her multidimensional dreamweaving journey in 2001 after discovering her intuitive ability to weave, which was inspired by a special gift from South Africa. The sacred geometry of the traditional dreamcatcher design is fascinating, Agnieszka continues to find new ways of presenting this weave to the world. One of the most iconic of Native American crafts, the dreamcatcher is a true symbol of the invisible web that connects all of creation. It is a geometric pattern she also likes to call “nature’s blueprint”.
NEW Lighting Line | February 2018
With the launch of her brand new line of lighting, Agnieszka's dream of 7 years has become a reality. A dream which was sparked during her life in Egypt in 2010-2011. In the ancient Egyptian culture, there are many beautiful handcrafted arts and lighting is one of them. This attention to detail and artistic approach to a household necessity was extremely inspiring and stayed with her upon her return to Canada. It was only a matter of time that the project began with the right design, which happened to evolve from her previous dreamweaving works. A multidimensional woven Orb of 4 hoops is now the beginning of this evolving new line which will now be the focus of AGA AZRA.
Agnieszka's love of sacred geometry, gemstones + natural materials, metal chains and futuristic concepts are now all harmoniously combined in her LED lighting line. Stay tuned for her passion of lighting to explode into many elegant yet playful directions!