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Cultural organization Mikser from Belgrade, furniture manufacturer Nunc from Slavonia (Croatia) are proud to announce the winners of the 1st round of the special edition of Young Balkan Designers competition which will be presented at the exhibition “Young Balkan Designers: HERE AND NOW” from 11 to 18 October at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade.

The members of the competition Jury, consisting of renowned international and regional design experts, Marva Griffin, Henriette Waal, Nikola Radeljković, Jelena Matić, and Maja Lalić, selected 60 projects from 14 countries of the region, to present the full potential of the regional creative scene.The selected projects successfully responded to the call of the competition under the slogan “Here and now” to provide innovative, sustainable, flexible solutions for spaces where the worlds of living, working, playing and exchange increasingly overlap and dynamically change.

The expert team of the Nunc company will select projects among the exhibited works that will be developed into products in the coming months and presented at the International Furniture Fair in Milan in April 2024, as a part of their regular production program. Nunc owes its witty and refreshing approach to design to the cooperation with emerging designers from all over the region, many of whom made their debut on the international stage through the Young Balkan Designers platform.

This unique example of regional cooperation between the creative, academic, and manufacturing sectors makes up for the lack of institutional support for young talents in further training and employment in the sector, but also significantly contributes to the regional exchange of young professionals and their visibility on the international stage.

The First-Round Winners are:

CHAIR C2210, ARHITEKTURA: Aleš and Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Slovenia

LOTUS / TAJETO, Alma Demirović, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MI, Amila Tihić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

COCOON / LOOM, Amina Pilav, Bosnia and Herzegovina

FLORA, Ana Maria Ion, Romania

RUBICO, Anastasija Ilić, Serbia

CONVA, Anđela Ćosić, Serbia

KITE / CINQE / TREN, Anđela Tasković, Serbia

PACTUM-A, Anđelina Radošević, Serbia

OBLAK, Andrea Milić, Serbia

SPELLING, Anna Chang, China

GEOGRID, Asija Mustajbašić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

CR(O)EATION, Barbara Babić and Zvonimir, Medin, Croatia

PERDA / FLIP, PERDA / FLIP, Berin Spahić, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBerin Spahić, Bosna i Hercegovina

TROCHIA LAMP COLLECTION, NO ON DESIGN: Dimitar Vranchev, Yulian Mikov, Bulgaria

CALMFUSION, Djurdja Garčević, Serbia

PINNA, Dora Vučemilović, Croatia

3M, Dunja Kovačević, Serbia

OPNA, Dunja Nenadović , Serbia

MOUNTAIN 3 IN 1, Dunja Selaković, Serbia

KOZLIK, Ekaterina Vagurina, Russia

ZALA, Ena Hukić , Bosnia and Herzegovina

MODO, Fadil Ljubović, Bosnia and Hercegovina

OBIČAN 1.0, Gal Grobovšek, Slovenia

BOOBA, George Bosnas, Greece

TRIVERSA, Ilma Pandžo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DRAWING TABLE, Ivan Mikulić, Croatia

SNUGG, Ivo Maksimović , Serbia

KILIM, Jelena Gajinović, Serbia

JELLY LIGHT TRAPS, Jovana Liščević, Serbia

LACUNA, Katarina Matulin, Croatia

THE SQUARE OF JELENA VITAS, MAPRO: Kenan Čilić, Rijad Sablja, Lejla Mehanoli, Bosnia and Herzegovina

GNEZDO, Lara Đolović, Anđelija Mazić, Serbia

STAK, Lejla Mehanoli, Bosnia and Herzegovina

KEKO, Lidija Petričević, Bosnia and Herzegovina

1184, Linda Baissero, Croatia

NOMA / SHINE, Lotti Gostic, Slovenia

BIOCANDLE, Maja Halilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina

100LICA, Marija Kojić, Serbia

THE CATERPILLAR LAMP, Marina Maksimovic, Serbia

SOFA PACK, Marko Škrbić, Bosnia and Hercegovina

MEETING POINT, Marta Glavčić, Serbia

OQ BAR CHAIR, Milan Ranković, Serbia

TWIST CHAIR, Nenad Merzel, Serbia

ADAPTA SOFA, Ozden Kose, Turkey

TOYFINITY, Petar Ćosić, Serbia

KADUJA, Pjorkkala: Žan Girandon, Pia Groleger, Luka Pleskovič, Slovenia

CONCEPTO PAPILIO, Sandra Jančić, Croatia

ROTO, Sandra Pantelić, Serbia

MODULE 23, Sara Jesihar, Slovenia

DEATH OF THE SUN / STARK, Selena Vunjerović, Serbia

CLIP, Focal studio: Tijana Kostić, Suzana Jakić, Serbia

TOORAĆ, Valentina Fuzul, Croatia


The exhibition “Young Balkan Designers: Here and Now” opens on October 11 at 6 p.m. in the main hall of the Faculty of Forestry, 1 Kneza Višeslava st., Belgrade. 

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Maja Lalić

Creative Director, Mikser Association

Jelena Matić

Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade

Nikola Radeljković

Industrial Designer, Numen/ForUse

Marcus Fairs

Founder & Editor in Chief,

Marva Griffin

Founder & Curator, Salone Satellite, Milan International Furniture Fair

Henriette Waal

Co-Founder & Artistic Research Director Atelier Luma / Social Design Master Tutor, Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands

Loukas Angelou

Designer and Co-founder, StudioLav

Vasso Asfi

Designer and Co-founder, StudioLav

Jovana Zhang

Designer & Founder, Pinwu Studio

Ana Kraš

Artist & Designer

Denis Leo Hegić

Founder, Supermaret Lab / Curator, Museum of Now

Konstantin Grčić

Industrial Designer, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design

Jan Boelen

Artistic Director, Atelier Luma

Ladeja Godina Košir

Founder, Circular Change

Orhan Nikšić

Founder & CEO, Zanat

Tomislav Knezović

Founder & CEO, Prostoria

Zoran Jedrejčić

Industrial designer, Zoran Jedrejcic Design Studio

Ivana Borovnjak

Designer, Studio Oaza