Young Balkan Designers at Salone Satellite 2022

Fiera Milano, Rho / Hall 1-3 / Booth B02-C01

At the Salone Satellite of International Furniture Fair in Milan 2022, Mikser presents the winners of its signature competition Young Balkan Designers whose projects enhance human well being by engaging all senses, addressing neglected needs, or introducing quite surprising and unexpected functionalities. Reflecting thoughts on circularity and regeneration of local Balkan skills and resources, Young Balkan Designers’ solutions surpass dependency on massive industrial production and pave the way for sustainable, simple, affordable and personalised solutions with positive environmental, economic, cultural and societal impact. 

Young Balkan Designers show at Salone Satellite is a part of the Balkan Design in Milan initiative which connects all relevant design presentations of Balkan companies and design collectives during Milan Design Week 2022. After its world premiere at Salone Satellite and Salone del Mobile in Milan, the best of Young Balkan Designers will be presented to the regional audience in October 2022 in Belgrade, at Mikser Festival, one of the Balkan’s most relevant regional festivals of creativity and social innovation.

Young Balkan Designers exhibition at Salone Satellite 2022 is organised by cultural organisation Mikser with the support of members of the informal Balkan Design Network: Nunc, Zanat, Gir, Prostoria, Boreal, Numen ForUse, Zornica Kuca, Belgrade’s Faculty of Forestry and Museum of Applied Arts.

Participating Projects & Designers



Country of Origin

+1 stackable stools

Milan Kajganić


Avid vanity set

Ena Begičević Čeliković

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Arpad Pulai


Elena. candleholder

Eva Garibaldi


Form Follows Culture drinking set

Nada Elkharashi


Meenghe street furniture

Đurđa Garčević


Poličnik shelving system

Tadej Urh


Subversion DIY furniture collection

Tijana Kostić


The Last Jar of Honey serving kit

Katarina Trpčić



Maja Repotočnik



Adraž Rudi Vrhovšek



Matko Plovanić



Marija Kojić



Young Balkan Designers is a regional talent platform founded in 2011 by Mikser organisation, with support of Konstantin Grcic, with the aim to identify, promote and develop creative potential of the Balkan region in the field of sustainable product and furniture design. The initiative also aims at unifying the regional design scene, strengthening its potential through informal education, mobility and residency programs, bringing it closer to the international audience and contributing to the restoration of multicultural cooperation in the Balkan region. Together with its predecessor initiatives, Ghost Project and Young Serbian Designers, the Young Balkan Designers platform has so far presented more than 1200 regional design talents. 

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