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Slovenian Designers at 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 23 - 25 May 2019 – Slovenia participated in the annual international event 3daysofdesign for the first time. The exhibition "NARAVA - designed in Slovenia" showed products of nine Slovenian design companies.

The event 3daysofdesign has been held for the sixth consecutive year. This year,  more than 150 independent, internationally established design brands presented themselves in numerous locations around the Danish capital. The selection of Slovenian exhibitors was prepared by the Danish curator Birgitta Nellemann, who combined the achievements of the Slovenian design into an integrated whole.

The following Slovenian designers presented themselves at the Sunday-S Gallery:

Kobeiagi Kilims – A startup brought to life by Ivana Blaž and Nina Mršnik, which produces and forms chilim, a hand-woven wool carpet made of 100% wool, which decorated the exhibition space in Copenhagen. Traditional patterns have been replaced by new, fresh, modern patterns, which are suitable for all populations and enrich every room, regardless of its interior design.

Kubus Interier - In 2010, Kubus introduced its own brand of luminaires. The collection is based on models created by Nives Kalin Vehovar and Franci Vehovar at the beginning of the 1960s. Due to intense production techniques, their lights have never been massively produced. They presented themselves with three lamps from the SHADOWS collection.

LesnaVesna - LesnaVesna is a design studio created with passion for wood and nature. The owners of the brand are Eva Štrukelj and Ignacio Lopez, architects who design interior furnishings, custom-made furniture and small wooden items that enrich the everyday living. In the Gallery Sunday-S, they presented three unique wooden chandeliers.

LLESS - LLEESS combines fresh modern lifestyle design with nature. Jan Petrič presented two Poonto Barcelona hangers, inspired by the elementary rule of simplicity. The company's key to designing products is simplicity. The maxim "Less Is More" is a rule, followed when designing tables, hangers and other wooden products.

Noordung - Noordung's core product is a luxurious smart electric bike. The heart of the Noordung electric bike is Boombox - a device that combines Li-ion batteries, two high-quality speakers, a USB charger and an air quality sensor. With this global innovation, Noordung enters the area of environmental care and shows the important data of polluting cities.

OLI – With her multifunctional tent, the young designer Veronika Rožmanc has ranked among the ten most promising designers. It is a children's tent shaped as a whale, which promotes a more beautiful and cleaner environment. It can be turned into a sleeping bag, the inner layer of the tent is designed to be drawn on and cleaned easily.

Ooh Noo - Ooh noo is a small team of designers and creators with big dreams about improving the lives of children, families and friends with high quality, long-lasting products created by pure love. The ooh noo collection was designed by parents who want to surround themselves and their children with beautiful, well-designed objects. They presented their work with a Toy Pram.

PIKKA - Pikka is the production line of the architecture studio Raketa (Rocket), founded by architects Katjuša Kranjc and Rok Kuhar, and sent it into orbit in order to breathe life into attractive new products. All items have clean lines, and are finely made from high quality materials. The product presenting the brand name was the hanging shelf Circulum Wave.

Vulgaris WOODCUT - Vulgaris WOODCUT is a series of unique handmade drawers. Modern clean lines are combined with tradition, the oldest graphic technique - wood cutting. The production of each individual drawer begins with a hand-cut cherry wood, which is then carved in a traditional way and printed in a limited series of five prints.

Iztok Grmek, Head of the Sector for Bilateral Economic Cooperation of the Slovenian Foreign Ministry, welcomed the guests at the official opening of the Slovenian exhibition space. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of creative industries for the Slovenian export-oriented economy and the penetration of Slovenian designers in the world, with the strong support of both the Foreign and Economic Ministries and the SPIRIT Agency. He welcomed the frequent use of wood by Slovenian designers, adding that many Slovenian companies received the prestigious Red Dot Award, among them some present exhibitors.

The Embassy of Slovenia in Denmark was supported by the public agency SPIRIT, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.