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For Use | Designers | Croatia

For Use

Product design group For Use was formed through collaboration of Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic in 1998. Two members studied at the School of Design in Zagreb, while Katzler studied at High school for applied arts in Vienna. Clients of For Use include ClassiCon, Interlubke, MDF Italia, Moroso, Rado, Zanotta and others. The initial work of the group is based upon experiments with system-based concepts and rationalistic aesthetic, applied in "total design" projects realized in Croatia. Today, Jonke, Katzler and Radeljkovi? are designing interiors, public spaces, theater set-designs, exhibitions, visual experiments, products and concepts under the name Numen/ForUse.

Grupa | Design Studio | Croatia


Croatian design trio Grupa was founded in Zagreb in 2006 by Filip Despot, TihanaTaraba and Ivana Pavic. Working in the areas of product, exhibition and set designs, they received a number of industry awards for their work. Their work was showcased at the SaloneInternazionale del Mobile in Milan, MikserFestIval in Belgrade, IMM Cologne, the Qubique furniture tradeshow in Berlin and many other exhibitions.

Ljiljana Kolundzic | Designer | Croatia

Ljiljana Kolundzic

Ljiljana Kolundzic was always interested in redefining and reshaping things, ever since early childhood. As a child she spent a lot of time climbing trees, running in the woods, observing rivers, meadows, the skies, animals. She did not have a lot of bought toys and made many of them herself. What begun as childish play, continued during studies at Design studies/Architectural faculty in Zagreb University, where she graduated Product design in 2003.
Since then she works in the areas of product design, interior and stage design. She exhibited her work in Cologne, Milan, Trieste, Bruxelles, Zagreb, Melbourne.
Her most important work is self initiated projects that she continually does and enjoys the most.

Maja Mesic | Designer | Croatia

Maja Mesic 

My name is Maja Mesic, I graduated industrial design in Zagreb at the University of Architecture, Study of design. Four years ago I opened my own studio for industrial design. I continuously create and work in different fields of industrial/product design, always searching for a new material, function, process or usage. Reinventing existing production process or material for new and original product is the best way to implement design in this slowly developing industry like Croatia has. My projects were exhibited as a part of numerous foreign fairs and exhibitions, but I would like to point out Boya crayon colors. This project was awarded with the Red Dot award.
Although it seems we are loaded with products and objects , there are still things that need to be designed, always discover that and design for need. I see myself as an direktor and my orchestra is assmebeled of material, function, usage, production and a number of people who will use this product. My job is to make them sound great.

Mirna Ostaric Kerr | Designer | Croatia

Mirna Ostaric Kerr

Mirna Ostaric Kerr was born in Zadar. In 2010 she acquires the title of the Bachelor of Applied Arts, at the Department of
Graphics, and in 2011 a Masters of Art Education, Department of
Graphics. Mirna's work focused in the fields of Drawing, Graphic and Design and her themes remained constant throughout. In addition to prints and drawings, Mirna also produces works in design production and jewellery. The issues which are dealt with in her work is consistently about the limitations of the human mind and how we learn to accept things that are imposed by society. Mirna has exhibited her Jewellery design at the last two DAN D design platform in Zagreb as well as the Dezeen Space Gallery in London in 2011. She has also participated in the International Exhibition of Prints at the 4th & 5th 'Ex Yu' Exhibition.

Svjetlana Despot | Designer | Croatia Svjetlana Despot

Svjetlana Despot is a prolific Croatian designer with over 20 years of experience in a veriety of fields. Svjetlana's view of design is fun, artistic, and with an inventive twist, focusingand combining absolute opposites. Establishing her studio for interior design in 1992, Data decor d.o.o., slowly she discovered a deficiency of designed objects on the Croatian market that would suite her interior projects. At first she started to produce custom made textile objects, in order to finally found the brand Data by Despot and the manufacturing in 2004 - which today contains 14 collections and more than 100 different objects. Her philosophy is mixture of respect for the profession and an ability to refuse stereotypes and clichés. In her own "Modern technology - hand made" concept Svjetlana is creating new and fresh design language, simple and easy to understand, but undeniably different and unique. Her playful mind passionately seeks new creative ways in order to provide a positive user experience.

Viktor Matic | Designer | Croatia Viktor Matic

Viktor Matic was born in 1987 in former Yugoslavia near Sarajevo. He grew up in Croatia, Germany and South Tyrol, Italy. Viktor graduated 2011 at the Faculty of Design and Art in Bolzano, Italy. During his studies he spent an exchange year at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and at the Bilgi University in Istanbul. Viktor is part of a new creative generation whose works explore the world through reinvented objects and innovative outputs. One of the main interests in his practice lays in the relationship we as users have with objects and how these objects relate to our environment and us. 
Viktor works between London and Bolzano in many fields of creative production.

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