Believe in good design
An interview with Krzysztof Rogala, the originator and designer of the brand Cook King.
Hi! Looking at Cook King products, I have to admit that they are both very stylish and easy to use barbecues, fire bowls and other accessories ideal for hosting a great outdoor party.
I know you are the one behind this. Tell me: How did your design adventure begin?
You know, I started to draw sketches when I was a child and I truly enjoyed that. It always seemed easy to me and I had the impression that paper and pencil are an ideal match for my hand. When I came up with the idea of setting up my own business focused on products made of metal, I knew immediately that I wouldn’t have to look for anyone from outside. I simply relaxed and got down to developing some designs that I had in my mind. When it comes to my personal preferences, I like simple and useful forms and this is what my style is all about. What I create must be pretty, stylish and functional at the same time.
Do you remember your first project? What was it?
Of course, I do! My first design was a fire bowl called Haiti, which has been one of our bestsellers. While designing it, I took inspiration from many sources. Maybe that’s why so many customers like it.
What you are saying is really amazing. And what came next?
Like many beginning entrepreneurs, I first brought 2-3 models to market. It turned out that such products have tremendous potential, so I started dreaming about creating an entire catalog of products.
And today you can say that your dream has come true.
Oh yes. Currently, there are almost 250 models in our catalog.