ORGANICO shown at MaterialDriven during London Craft Week 2019

Allgemein 8. May 2019

Beyond Paper – The Craft of Material Making
For over 130 years, G.F Smith has been obsessed with the simple beauty and limitless possibility of paper. Today, they act as custodians of their founders’ remarkable legacy by making and curating the world’s finest paper collection. This year, for London Craft Week 2019, G . F Smith partnered with us, MaterialDriven–a Design Agency and Materials Library, to present a collection of new, experimental materials that are at the forefront of design and sustainability.

May 8th to May 11th 2019: Exhibition, Talks and Tours; Open to the public.

G.F Smith Showroom, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DH

Winner of Salone Satellite Award

Allgemein 11. April 2019

My concept chair “HALO” made the second price at the 10th edition for theSaloneSatellite Award competition.

The Award was assigned by an international jury of leading figures from the design world – designers Davide Groppi, Luca Nichetto and Eugeni Quitllet; journalists Silvia Nani (Corriere della Sera) and Ellen Froissart (Associate Editor, Bee Medias publishing group); Giuliano Mosconi, President and CEO of Tecno/Zanotta; Stefano Seletti, Creative Director, Seletti and Marc Zehntner, Director, Vitra Design Museum – chaired as of the very first edition by Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA and curator of the XXII Triennale di Milano) – which has selected the top 3 products.

Workshop with local craftsmen during Skopje Design Week 2018

Allgemein 25. November 2018

Ranec is Macedonian and means backpack. The product is based on the traditional basket weaving knowledge. By adapting this old craft to manufacture a new product, the tradition can be preserved and simultaneously integrated into contemporary culture. The backpack only uses rope and reed to create a cost-effective, locally made product.
This research focused on mixing materials and the idea of creating an object that could work as a series. After arriving at the work site, it became quiet clear that it is sensible to use the manufacturing process as a starting point to translate old craft traditions into the present. Sticking to the standard materials that are available for local craftsmen, extra costs and unnecessary organization is avoided.