Iskon Smarthome is a compact, elegant and user-friendly smart home solution. The central operating unit, different sensors and the smart socket are designed as white circular shapes with a single thin, white line. Placed individually or all together, they form an ideal minimalist composition in space - white circles on a white wall.
Crystal structures and polygons, geometry and shapes that derive from planar forms were always a source of inspiration for us. This time as well - while designing Okto set, we were exploring pure geometry. To put it poetically, the final shape that is formed by transforming a square into an octagon is to us a “flourishing square”. Coffee mug and plate are the first two items of a much larger set to be produced.
The furniture line 'X' is based on elegant lines joining table legs and box. Crossed, slanting legs create a visually memorable detail which endows solid wood with unusual lightness. The slanting legs element can be applied to a wide range of other furniture elements chair, armchair, club table. Special attention is paid to the smoothness of the final finishing, so we can discuss the silky feel to the touch and a bright response of the visual sense to the message of the light wood which thrills with conscious stimulation.
Modern approach to elegant and delicate design which is little used in the furniture industry, very hardy hornbeam wood, final finishing using vegetable oils, lack of materials other than solid wood, durability, utilization of waste materials with visible knots places 'X' in the sustainable development design niche.
Table L 160 x W 90 x H 77 cm / Commode L 160 x W 50 x H 77 cm
Solid wood (hornbeam, oakwood, nutwood)
Era Group Ltd
JELENA LUKAČ KIRŠ
Jelena graduated in Product Design from the School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. Working at designers’ studios she gains knowledge and skills in different areas of design. She develops her skills in product design by working on projects from their conceptualisation all the way to realisation. She joins up with colleague Jakov Šrajer and Maša Vukmanović, with whom she continues to collaborate on product design and interior design projects up to this day. She prefers teamwork and collaboration with designers, architects, artists and others. Out of those collaborations Jelena provides an enthusiastic tailwind for everyone in the studio.
Jakov graduated in Product Design from the School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. He has done a number of interior decoration and furnishing projects in public and private buildings, such as hotel makeovers, during which he communicated skillfully with experts from different professions. He has ample experience in designing custommade furniture for private flats and office spaces and in procuring equipment for public and catering establishments, which makes him very experienced in all the stages of the process. His rich experience and excellent communication skills are an irreplaceable part of the studio.
Maša graduated in Product Design from the School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, after which she worked mostly on a wide range of graphic design jobs for a marketing agency. The projects she works on range from small utility items and packaging, furniture, different appliances and light fittings, all the way to exhibition spaces, interiors of companies’ retail and office spaces, as well as typefurniture for interior furnishing, while in the field of graphic design her work ranges from visual identities, books and scientific magazines, to different kinds of art projects. Given that she handles all of the above so well, and given her incredible strength and optimism, Maša has been nicknamed Machine, and it is no wonder she says that what she enjoys the most are total design projects.
iF Award for Maša’s LEAF!
We are proud to announce that Maša Vukmanović’s design project ELEN LEAF, (Maša is one of the founders of THINKOBJECTS studio), was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize. The winning product, ELEN LEAF, won in the discipline Architecture, in the Public category. Each year, Germany’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
Elen Leaf EV charging station won over the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense: over 5,500 entries were submitted from 59 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.
Design: Ana Banić Gottlicher, Maša Vukmanović / Architecture: Ivan Galić
About the iF DESIGN AWARD Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.
Month of Design 2016 Ljubljana
thinkobjects on the biggest festival of creativity and design in South East Europe
International design exhibition Brands & Signs together with other exciting design events and exhibitions will feature as a part of Month of Design Ljubljana on October 18-November 18 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Exhibition will showcase a selection of original, innovative, well-made products in both product and fashion design. Exhibition is open to individual designers, teams and companies from all around the world from the fields such as environment care, labour, home, electronics, transport, medicine, games, urban planning, society, fashion, etc.
We are proud to take part at the Brands & Signs Exhibition, giving you a view of our exhibits: “Iskon Smarthome system” and “X series of furniture”.
Visit us at HDD 1516
Croatian Designers Association Biennial Exhibition
We are proud to be exhibiting among the finest of Croatian designers at the biennial exhibition of Croatian design “1516”, organised by the Croatian Designers Association. We will be showing Okto, Iskon Smarthome and X series of furniture. The exhibition will be held in MUO / Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb, from September 13th until October 16th.
Days of Oris 2015
Hand in hand with architects
Days of Oris, an architectural convention taking place since 2000, is a two-day event featuring lectures by prominent international and local architects. The convention takes place at the Lisinski Concert Hall, in front of 1850 visitors. It has seen lectures by world-famous architects, as well as radical and experimental authors. So far Oris has hosted more than 200 speakers from all over the world. At this year’s Days of Oris, companies from the related fields (architecture, design, furnishing, etc.) are presented in the exhibition space, among them also Era Grupa with its renowned selection of furniture produced in accordance with the highest production and ECO standards, including our ‘X’ line.
AWARDED ECO FURNITURE EXHIBITION
Join us in Oris ‘House of architecture’
on 9th May 2015!
On Saturday 9 May 2015 Oris, Zagreb’s House of Architecture, will hold the opening of Era grupa’s exhibition about what actually is true eco furniture. The exhibition focuses on living in accordance with the principles of eco design and showcases the Design competition ‘Knot’ awarded works, made of massive wood and treated exclusively with natural oils.
We are proud to say that among the awarded works there are two of ours, ‘X’ table and ‘X’ commode, which we are particularly fond of, as they are the result of the very first ‘KIRS SRAJER VUKMANOVIC’ collaboration.
The exhibition opening is on 9 May at 6 p.m.
‘X’ AT ZAGREB DESIGN WEEK 2015
Our ‘X’ line is there too!
The ‘X’ line of eco furniture made of massive wood, in accordance with all the principles of eco design, is going to be presented at Zagreb Design Week in Lauba gallery.
Zagreb Design Week 2015 is the biggest design event in Croatia. During its eight days it will gather the best designers, creatives, economists, organisations working in creative industries, as well as everyone else interested in design. There will be a diverse programme, again with numerous exhibitors, workshops and lectures, including speakers and moderators from all over the world.
With a programme richer than last year, Zagreb Design Week is again expected to attract thousands of visitors. Along with presenting the X table and drawer at Zagreb Design Week, we are announcing a soontocome chair and armchair from the same line.
OUR WORK PRESENTED IN ORIS MAGAZINE
Showcasing ‘X’, completely uncensored
A good reputation goes a long way. The ‘X’ line of furniture has been very ubiquitous lately; different media reported on it and its authors: Lider, D&D, Nedjeljni Jutarnji, to name a few. Moreover, this March the X line was presented in the 91st issue of Oris, magazine for architecture and culture of living.
ORIS addresses experts (architects, urbanists, designers), as well as a wider audience interested in design, architecture, photography and visual arts, which is why we are especially pleased to have had our ‘X’ line presented in it.
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