On 24th June the Review of Croatian Design 19/20: Award-Winning Works exhibition opened in the Museum. This is a biennial event organised by the Croatian Designers Society since 1999. It is the central professional event in Croatia and it gathers together the highest quality design works created during a two-year period in all areas of the activity. In addition to the presentation of the best of professional production, the exhibition includes a student section. Space in the exhibition was given to the works of the students of the Design Studio at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, the Design of Visual Communication of the Arts Academy in Split and the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb.
The current exhibition has been organised under special, pandemic circumstances, however, the full version of the exhibition was launched online for the first time last year. The digital media audience was therefore able to view almost 300 design works. The central part of the exhibition, with 35 award-winning works, premiered live at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. That selection is now hosted at the City Museum of Rijeka.
The works include eight categories. They are: the Design of visual communications, Design in Digital media and design interaction, Packaging design, Industrial / product design, Spatial and graphic interventions and systems, Fashion and Clothing Design, Complete project / product and Concept / Initiative / Critical Design. The works were selected by an international jury composed of: Sanja Bachrach Krištofić, Karlo Kazinoti, Željko Serdarević, Svjetlana Despot, Marko Pavlović, Lea Vene, Vedran Židanikand Bojan Hadžihalilović (BiH) and the chief editor and co-owner of Eye Magazine John L. Walters (UK).
The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Review of Croatian Design 19/20, a Croatian and English language publication that presents the works on more than 400 pages. This edition is more than an exhibition catalogue. It includes essays and interviews by national and international experts devoted to the practice, critique and theory of design.
The exhibition runs from 24th June until 4th September.