We’re Open!

Kunsthall Oslo is very pleased to host the exhibition

We’re Open!

6.-22. November
Dronning Eufemias gate 34
produced by The Centre for Creativity at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana

Featured exhibitors: Asobi / Tokio, Domen Gregorič / AKLIH, Studio Primož Jeza / Donar, Ivana Blaž in Nina Mršnik / Kobeiagi Kilims, Janez Mesarič, Mashoni Design Studio / Intra Lighting, Ribrand / Rokodelski center Ribnica, Jana Mršnik / BelaBela, Raketa / Pikka, Andraž Šapec / Donar, SADAR+VUGA, Tilen Sepič, Matej Štefanac, David Tavčar, Maechtig Vrhunc Arhitekti, Ines Kavčič, Atelje Mali.

The Centre for Creativity will be presenting at Kunsthall Oslo a selection of furniture that represents the recent, compelling production of Slovenian designers and independent furniture producers. The collection is a highly representative and relevant sampling of quality contemporary Slovenian design, and underlines a particular approach to cooperation and development between designers, manufacturers and companies.

Today, designers and related companies are the central focus of the Centre for Creativity, which operates at Museum of Architecture and Design, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Some are already nationally established, but in many cases their brands and companies are still emerging on the larger international stage. The exhibition includes many products that have not yet been shown – designs that are innovative, display strong individual qualities, and communicate a certain animated spirit of both time and place.

We’re Open! is full of contrasts and contradictions: it’s design that floats and anchors, is complex and pragmatic, sensible and silly, seriously playful, loud and proud yet soft & subtle. It’s a nod to the past and the future both – a kind of retro-futuro designscape – which locates it in the very contemporary present. This could be interpreted as a respectful, admiring nod to our predecessors and our rich design tradition; a kind of celebration of their passion for colour and contrast, geometry and modularity. Folklore and handicraft inform and inspire hand-woven kilims, wooden kitchen utensils, richly-patterned glassware, even playful pet furniture. Looking forward, we see 3D-printed wood & plastic composite lamps, chairs made from recycled compressed felt and illuminated clouds made from repurposed airbags, thinly-sliced LED lamps and lighting schemes tapping into sophisticated, super-light carbon technologies.

More about the presented objects at https://www.czk.si/100open/
For more information contact:
Mika Cimolini, Head of Programme of the Centre for Creativity, mika.cimolini@mao.si
Anja Zorko, Assistant Director, Head of the Centre for Creativity, anja.zorko@mao.si