Award-Winning Croatian Designers

The Croatian Design Exhibition 0910 opened on September 21st in the packed Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. Some three hundred works were exhibited within the space of several premises, in the following categories: visual communications design, electronic/interactive media design, industrial/product design, exhibition set-up, spatial graphics and signalization, packaging, fashion and garment design along with a concept category. Awards and recognition in the professional and student categories were conferred at the beginning of the programme.

The usual slew of comments regarding the eternal question “did the best/most creative work win?” is par for the course of almost all awards ceremonies, this one being no exception. Comments ranging from how there were exceptional yet unsung ideas, projects and realizations in the excellently exhibited set-up (the author behind the exhibition set-up is the Grupa Studio) to gripes about selected works which have represented the best of Croatian design in the last two years yet failed to win an award. We’ll leave you to be the judge of such comments, while extending an invitation to all of you who haven’t already visited the exhibition to do so until the 24th of October.

We bring you the list and overview of awarded works which the international expert judges declared the very best:

>PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY<

Museum of Arts and CraftS GRAND PRIX

BOOKtiga

(The Bookshop – an international Used-Books Festival; awarded for their promotional billboard)

Studio SONDA / Kristina Poropat, Sean Poropat, Jelena Šimunović

Associates: Aleksandar Živanov, Tina Erman, Ana Bursić


ICOGRADA EXELLENCE AWARD

Type series

Author: Nikola Đurek

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Secret Exhibitions

Authors: Robert Čanak, Ivan Klisurić, Ivana Hanaček, Irena Gessner, Ana Kršenić Lozica

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Geoarheo Calendar 2010

Authors: Zoran Đukić, Jan Pavlović, Kristina Volf

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

5th Gymnasium Monograph

Authors: Bruketa & Žinić / Igor Manasteriotti, Davor Bruketa, Nikola Žinić

Associates: Ivana Dvorski, Ana Gačić, Vesna Đurašin, Sanja Tica Primorac

PRODUCT / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Iz-rez

Author: Neven Kovačić

PACKAGING DESIGN

Awards not conferred

ELECTRONIC / INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Matko Stanković, photographer – web page

Authors: Burza / Vanja Bertlan, Marko Kršul, Slavko Janjić, Stjepan Prelec, Dalibor Karlović, Branko Kolesarić

EXHIBITION SET-UP DESIGN / SPATIAL GRAPHICS / SIGNALIZATION

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Zamet Center – Signalization

Authors: Damir Bralić, Lana Cavar, Nikola Đurek, Narcisa Vukojević, Sarah Baron Brljević, Hrvoje Živčić

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

10godinaOris50 – exhibition

Authors:  Studio Rašić / Ante Rašić, Marko Rašić

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Dizajn uživo (Live Design) – exhibition

Authors: Damir Bralić, Hrvoje Živčić, Dario Dević

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Zagreb Dance Center – Signalization

Authors: Lana Cavar, Linked by Air (Tamara Maletić – Dan Michelson)

CONCEPT

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Occupation: bottle collector

Author: Narcisa Vukojević

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

MOE (modular screen – a light and video augmented sculpture)

Authors: Simon Morasi Piperčić and Vedran Kolac

FASHION AND GARMENT DESIGN

Limes

Authors: I-gle / Nataša Mihaljčišin, Martina Vrdoljak Ranilović

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Reaktor (Reactor)

Tatjana Bartaković, Ivana Fabrio, Andrea Hercog, Nikola radeljković, Koraljka Vlajo

>STUDENT CATEGORY<

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

A Clockwork Orange

Author: Niko Mihaljević – School of Design Zagreb

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Invertype

Author: Dario Dević – School of Design Zagreb

PRODUCT / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Ulika (Olive)

Author: Lucija Frgačić – School of Design Zagreb

PACKAGING DESIGN

Awards not conferred

ELECTRONIC / INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Moj dan (My Day)

Author: Oleg Šuran – Arts Academy Split

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Kontemplacije (Contemplations)

Author: Mišo Komenda – Arts Academy Split

CONCEPT

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Reflecting Invisible Cities

A group of authors


Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

Desktop Olympics

Authors: Mia Bogovac, Dora Đurkesac, Sarah Baron Brljević, Oleg Šuran, Klemen Trupej, Špela Majer, Damir Zekić, Mirko Andrić, Ana Cvejić

FASHION AND GARMENT DESIGN

Museum of Arts and Crafts aWARD

Razlistavajuće tijelo (The Scrolling Body)

Author: Lidija Lovrić – Faculty of Textile Technology Zagreb

Museum of Arts and Crafts Certificate of Merit

K1

Author: Dalibor Šakić – Faculty of Textile Technology Zagreb

Photos of the exibition: Domagoj Kunić