By OAZA, Croatian Designers Collective
15-25 November 2013
Opening Reception: Friday 15 November 2013, 6pm at WTF Cafe & Gallery
WTF gallery is pleased to announce a pop-up product design exhibition by OAZA, a Croatian designers collective who work in the field of industrial, interior, exhibition design as well as visual communications.
The exhibition will feature ”Lightwear,“ lighting objects that are part of Hungry Designers, a project developed by Design Tourism to promote the Croatian tourism industry. The Hungry Designers project depicts cultural identity through gastronomy and tourism. The designs are based on artists’ analytical and critical perspective, using national identity to influence the design of products and scenarios.
In 2013 ”Lightwear.“ lighting objects were transferred from the realm of handmade objects to the industrial realm by using the laser cutting machines. Laser cutting technology brings a modern influence to traditional handmade work and enables a model for preservation of certain motives from the traditional craft.
The OAZA collective is a group of designers (Nina Ba?un, Roberta Bratovi?, Ivana Borovnjak, Maja Kolar, Tina Ivezi? and Ana-Marija Poljanec), currently based in Zagreb.
The designers are professional members of the Croatian Designers Association and the Croatian community of independent artists, as well as award-winning authors with numerous presentations at international exhibitions. Their works have been exhibited at Paris Design Week / Paris Maison de Objet; Mixer Festival 2012. Belgrade; Sofia Design Week 2012; Skopje Design Week 2012; Milan Furniture Fair in 2012 (Ventura Lambrate); DMY International Design Festival of Berlin in 2012; Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012; In a Nutshell – Contemporary Croatian Design Exhibition at Design Vlaanderen Gallery in Brussels in 2012; Helsinki Design Week 2012; within Annual Croatian Design Review 11/12 (Museum of Arts and Crafts); Zgraf 11 – International exhibition of graphic design and visual communications; D-Day – the international design festival 2012/2013; Hungry Designers / Design Tourism platform, Vienna Blickfang festival.
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