BDW 2014 PRESENTING THE BDW DIZAJNPARK EXHIBITIONS

BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK 2014

Presenting the BDW DIZAJNPARK exhibitions
– at the OLD STAKLOPAN FACTORY – in Belgrade, Stahinjića Bana Street 7 – 9, Dorćol, 7th – 11th October, free entry from 10h to 20h – POWERED BY GORENJE

Every year at the BDW DIZAJNPARK, we witness a small but carefully curated selection of design exhibitions, which are strongly related to the famous BDW international conference’s content, presenting the latest global findings of “The Leading Creative Minds of the 21st Century”.

The BDW DIZAJNPARK exhibitions, this year proudly powered by GORENJE, showcase the latest works of from over ten countries. It is a striking display of creativity which surprises, educates and enriches the atmosphere of the event, in yet another “forgotten” iconic urban location, reclaimed by BDW from years of neglect and complete wipe out from the collective memory of the citizens of Belgrade. After finding and rejuvenating the at time empty Palace of Federation, the bombed hotel Jugoslavija, the abandoned Kluz warehouse, the shut down Museum of Modern Art, along with marking numerous other iconic locations in past ten years, BDW in 2014 proudly gives you another gem of Serbian industrial architectural heritage: the old STAKLOPAN factory, smack in the middle of Belgrade’s bustling “silicon valley” Strahinjića Bana Street, yet covered by a layer of invisibility – like the famous phantom building in the movie The Shadow.

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OUT OF THE BOX, by Design Museum Holon, Israel

The exhibition describes through common objects, the way in which Israeli designers cope with the passion to create in the face of the necessity to exist. Survival, as is commonly stated, is the mother of all inventions. It seems that in the fields of design, the artists are required to do even more. They are required to think out of the box, to develop a unique point of view, a fresh and unexpected way to observe problems, as well as construct solutions. Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Serbia and the Holon Design Museum.

Take a look at the “Out of the Box” exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
OUT OF THE BOX

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STRALA IS PRESENCE, by Tom Strala, Switzerland

Independent from ephemeral trends and narrowing norms, Tom Strala realizes unique collections. His objects d’art are known and appreciated both as sophisticated, precise and timeless pieces of art as well as objects of function. Supported by Pro Helvetia.

Take a look at the pieces STRALA will showcase at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
STRALA IS PRESENCE

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STILL & SPARKLING , by Nendo for Lasvit Japan and Czech Republic

The Japanese design studio Nendo’s “Still and Sparkling” exhibition is composed of five concepts: press lamps, inhale lamps, innerblow and overflow tables, the x-ray vase and growing vases. Recognized for the duality evident in the research and experimental design approach, the exhibition demonstrates the unique craftsmanship of LASVIT, the leading global glass maestros from the Czech Republic. Supported by LASVIT and the Japan Foundation.

Take a look at Nendo’s “Still and Sparkling” exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
STILL & SPARKLING

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FREEDOM TO RESHAPE, by Konstantin Grčić and Tom Nguyen, Laufen, Switzerland

Working together with Konstantin Grčić and Toan Nguyen, the Swiss ceramic wizards LAUFEN will show to the Serbian audience SaphirKeramik’s formal possibilities, through the realization of a set of washbasins that exhibit the brand’s aim to go beyond the limits of the material. Supported by LAUFEN.

Take a look at LAUFEN’s SaphirKeramik exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
FREEDOM TO RESHAPE

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COMFORT #8, by Lang/Baumann, Switzerland

With their opulent imagery Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann seek a delicate balance between clearly defined categories like public and private space, familiar and strange, art and functionality. Supported by Pro Helvetia.

Take a look at Lang/Baumann’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
COMFORT #8

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Juxtaposition by Nicolas Le Moigne, Switzerland

Nicolas Le Moigne is passionate about designing objects in polystyrene, cardboard, plastic, foam or wood, and will present a selection of volumes that became real objects in further manufacturing process. Supported by Pro Helvetia.

Take a look at Nicolas Le Moigne’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
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THE OBSIDIAN PROJECT AND DANDELIGHT, by STUDIO DRIFT, Netherlands

Studio Drift is keen to emphasize an almost alchemical, ‘something from nothing’ characteristic of synthetic obsidian, and to highlight a dialogue about the ethical responsibility of creating solutions for worldwide problems. Supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.

Take a look at STUDIO DRIFT’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
THE OBSIDIAN PROJECT AND DANDELIGHT

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RESTONS SÉRIEUX by Gavrilo Božović, Switzerland

The Swiss agency restons sérieux will showcase some of their latest experimental work, intended to show some of the new directions they are exploring, and to give a sense of the new territories design can explore when mixed with technology. Supported by Pro Helvetia.

Take a look at Gavrilo Božović’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
RESTONS SERIEUX

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TABLE T, by Irena Kilibarda, Serbia

At Belgrade Design Week 2014 you will be able to see Irena Kilibarda’s masterpiece, the famous Table T: a hand-made space-age piece of outdoor furniture that light ups from within.

Take a look at Irena Kilibarda’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
TABLE T

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PHANTASMS ON WHEELS, by Nikola Kolja Božović, Serbia

Nikola Kolja Božović presents the results of his artistic research on various aspects of the car, as carrier of cultural and social meanings. We think it’s a reinvention of the very intersection of art and design.

Take a look at Nikola Kolja Božović’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
PHANTASMS ON WHEELS

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IMAGINE, THE WOODEN BICYCLE, by Dvoika, Serbia

Imagine (is) the latest concept of the city bike ride. Designed and crafted by DVOIKA, it is extremely solid, yet elegant and sophisticated wooden bicycle designed to provide new experience of cycling as it runs smoothly and almost stealthy. It allows cyclists to fully enjoy the ride, to be more relaxed and open up the senses so that he or she may perceive the city in its full scale.

Take a look at DVOIKA’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
IMAGINE, THE WOODEN BICYCLE

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BRANKO STARČEVIĆ, Serbia

Branko Starcevic is a Belgrade based portrait and advertising photographerwho’s work is both contemporary and nostalgic – an example of well thought out documentarist approach bringing out the film patina of a bygone era.

Take a look at Branko Starčević’s exhibition at this year’s BDW DIZAJNPARK:
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See you on Tuesday 7th at BDW DIZAJNPARK Opening Ceremony, 19 – 22h in Old Staklopan Factory, Strahinjica Bana 7-9, Belgrade.

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My two big loves of 2010 was Belgrade Design Week and the TMA – 1 by KiBiSi that I presented there. Both are children of determination, teamwork and eagerness to create a long lasting value. BDW and the TMA-1 are founded on solid content, great vibes and acumen. BDW will stay with me.

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