Contemporary Slovenian design at Dutch Design Week

After a successful premiere at London Design Festival, with more than 9,000 visitors in just four days, the exhibition Silent Revolutions: Contemporary Design in Slovenia is currently on display on Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Black Cherry Lamp by Nika Zupanc for La Femme et la Maison / photo: Dragan Arrigler

Bringing more than 25 selected works set in dialogue with historically iconic design objects, the exhibition is the first extensive international presentation of Slovene product design of the last two decades.

Highlights range from filigree turn-tables by Franc Kuzma and the seductive Black Cherry Lamps by designer Nika Zupanc to Seaway’s Greenline 33 Hybrid, the world’s first large hybrid boat, and Trimo’s Qbiss One with ArtMe modular façade systems. On the other hand, there is a number of retro Slovenian products from the 1960-1970s, including the iconic Iskra telephone.

Classic elegance: the iconic Slovenian telephone by Iskra from the 1970s

The exhibition also presents certain key productions from the country’s largest actors in the industry, including Elan’s revolutionary series of WaveFlex skis designed in cooperation with Gigodesign studio, Alpina’s Racing Elite cross-country ski boots developed in cooperation with Jure Miklavc studio, and Gorenje’s Simplicity home appliance line by Gorenje Design Studio.

Silent Revolutions: Contemporary Design in Slovenia takes place in Zone Ventosa, in the WitteDame Area and it is on display until Sunday, October 30.