by Archana PillaiSep 12, 2019
The Centre for Creativity of the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana presented ‘We Are Open! - 100% OPEN’, at Ventura Future during Salone del Mobile this year. An exhibition with a selection of furnishings and accessories from the recent production of Slovenian designers and independent producers, it was a unique opportunity to know a lively and sparkling reality, where local and international find a balance in clean forms.
The Centre for Creativity (CzK) is an inter-disciplinary platform that connects, promotes, presents and supports the activities and development of Slovenia’s cultural and creative sector (CCS). The Centre works to develop the potentials of the sector's social and economic value and its autonomy, and creating stronger ties between the CCS and the business, science, education and other sectors.
Attention to materials and the environment paired with a sampling of contemporary Slovenian quality design was the highlight of this collaboration. The exhibition was dedicated to showcasing some of the freshest, smartest Slovenian design projects, with some names of brands and designers already established nationally, but many still emerging on an international scale. And it was 100 per cent SLO, which means – made only with high quality local ingredients.
Slovenian design today is growing and evolving to fill, to bridge the gap between large-scale industrial design production and individual, solo designers. This collection of designs and designers sought to bring these particular currents and developments to the fore. It was about designers bringing designs to life, from explorative handmade prototypes to established series production.