Ikon Arts Foundation is presenting a selection contemporary product design to showcase Croatian design creativity and talent, at WantedDesign, New York City in May 15-18, during New York Design Week, 2015. The presentation embraces design professionals creating everyday objects, homewares and furniture, who have been selected to demonstrate the craftsmanship, production experimentation and diversity of contemporary product design practice in Croatia.
“Croatian contemporary design showcases a unique creativity, giving poetical narrative to a utilitarian, functionalist core that is grounded in the tradition of high modernism. The selected designers show a high appreciation for local materials, traditional techniques and classic folklore, yet remain puritanical in form, and clear in their intention and execution. Their use of technology is minimal, and the focus is predominantly on local craftsmanship and manufacturing, bringing resourcefulness and production experimentation into the core of these products. As a result, these works are truly a contemporary expression of Croatian heritage and tradition.” Mirna Morphis, curator / design consultant.
Participating designers include Numen / For Use, Grupa Products, Miro Roman & Luka Vlahović, Ruđer Novak-Mikulić & Marija Ruzić, Data by Despot, Ljiljana Kolunđić and Sanja Rotter.
WantedDesign is an independent design exhibition presenting new and original works by manufacturers, artisans and designers from around the world. In 2015, is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees.