BDW DIZAJN LABS-FUTURE2 LIVING

FUTURE2 LIVING OBJECT DESIGN WORKSHOP

WORCKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE DESIGNERS: HOW TO SURVIVE IN VIENA, BECOME A STAR IN MILAN AND SPREAD LOVE AND EURO ALL OVER THE WORLD?

On Tuesday BDW participants were invited to 2 join the second DIZAJNLABS FUTURE LIVING workshop, moderated by the multidisciplinary artist and designer Dejana Kabiljo, currently residing in Vienna, Austria. A graduate of architecture at the University of Belgrade, Dejana received her Master Degree in design from the Domus Academy in Milan, and soon after she took up a post as Art Director of the Vienna Museum of Technology.

Two years later Dejana started her own professional practice as a designer as well as being invited to give lectures at the University of applied Arts in Vienna. She launched her design brand Kabiljo Inc. and was successful in showing her hairy bar stools, poufs and chairs internationally, to name just a few.

We were thrilled to have had Dejana as our second DIZAJNLABS lecturer, where she introduced IKEA plates for all participants, with the focus on creating their own table setting. The workshop consisted of each participant being given 2 non-descript every- day IKEA plates, markers, an A3 sheet of paper and colored self adhesive tapes. Prior to this workshop, 15 selected participants were instructed to bring a number of objects to enhance their own table settings, while the main focus was the plate and how this plate was to be transformed into an utility object of unique and intimate visual reference.

To Dejana this every-day ritual of presenting the table calls for outmost originality, even when we are faced with such a non-descriptive object as an IKEA plate. Participants really took this to heart and went to great lengths at personalizing the plates, paper mats and contributing to the workshop with an unmistakably personal design language.

The end of the workshop was given over to each participant, to present their own unique table setting, as well as the rationale explaining the reasoning behind the design decisions they made.

The participant’s list is impressive! Belgrade Design Week is the best professional event I ever participated in. But to me it also has emotional significance. I am in Belgrade again, twenty years later. I was not sure what to expect but I encountered a fantastic atmosphere and amazing people. I have a feeling I have old friends here.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR REGULAR UPDATES OR CONTACT US.