Oaza goes North, Stockholm Design Week

Opening Reception
February 3, 19:00—21:00
B13, Brännkyrkagatan 13c

For Season 4 Underverk platform for experience design has invited us to exhibit Handed Down collection in Stockholm. Together we will host a food workshop and discuss Croatian food and craft traditions.

The collection investigates different aspects of Croatian tradition within craft, as well as various possibilities of innovations in the given context. Series of projects and developed products related to Handed Down concept are a result of a strategy which mainly uses historical, cultural and social resources throughout the developing phases, and acts as a reflection on forming new relations in specific local environment and its requirements. By strong virtue of conceptual and problem-based character, the project unfolds space for possible deliberation and positive promotion of Croatian design.

The selected collection of objects and concepts establishes a direct relation with existing artefacts strongly rooted in tradition, as well as it provides their new modernity by using new technologies, which helps to bring new values and functions of these objects. The design approach reflects itself by activating and preserving forgotten crafts and techniques, and through the exchange of knowledge between designers and artisans, consequently opening up a discourse for potential follow-up and collaborative scenarios, which Oaza is very keen on realising.