Young Balkan Designers

March 22nd - 31st, 2011 > Opening at 19h

YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS is an annual regional design competition open for all designers under age 35, initiated by cultural organization MIKSER to provide the platform for discovering and nourishing young talents in the Balkan region while contributing to the restoration of regional networks and cooperation. The Jury presided by renown international designer Konstantin Grcic has selected eleven projects out of 391 entries by young architects and industrial designers. Fourteen selected authors coming from 5 countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Serbia, who will represent the region’s creative potential at the most prestigious international furniture fair in Milan in mid-April and then in late May at the Mikser festival 2011 in Belgrade, the largest regional platform for creativity and innovation. After its debut in Milan and the regional premiere in Belgrade at the Mikser Festival, “Young Balkan Designers” selection sets off to a European tour that will connect Belgrade with other regional cultural hubs, such as Sofia, Zagreb, Skopje, Ljubljana, Vienna, etc.
And the winners of “Young Balkan Designers ” for the 2011 year are:

  • Dimitrios Stamatakis (Greece) – Floor Lamp
  • Dragana Petkov (Serbia) – Chair
  • Ivana Borovnjak and Roberta Bratović (Croatia) – Table
  • Jelena Pančevac (Serbia) – TableMaja Mesić (Croatia) – Carpet
  • Maša Milovac, Mia Bogovac and Dora Ćurkesac (Croatia) – Tray
  • Miljana Nikolić (Serbia) – Swing chair
  • Neira Sinanbašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Hanger
  • Petar Zaharinov (Bulgaria) – Shelf system
  • Ranka Radović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Bookshelf marker
  • Vukašin Vukobratović (Serbia) – Coat hanger

MIKSER is a multidisciplinary, multicultural platform that aims to affirm the cultural industry of the region and takes its active role in creating better business, social and political context for talented individuals and progressive businesses in the Balkans. MIKSER organizes MIKSER FESTIVAL- the largest regional festival of creativity–taking place in the industrial zone of the city of Belgrade in the last week of May.