The unique peak of Belgrade Furniture Fair, both for the exhibitors and the event itself, is the award granting by the international jury annually to the best solutions and the most successful exhibitors at the Fair.
Since the jury, consisting of international and prominent experts, highlights by these awards the high quality and innovative solutions from the rich annual furniture production, these awards consolidate the Fair as relevant and reference institution, putting it in the international context.
The awards Golden Key and The Fair Key will be granted on Thursday, November 8, at 6.00 p. m., at Belgrade Fair Hall 2C.
This year’s international team to decide about the Award consists of:
Niko Čučković is a designer and Creative Director of Be Craft Studio, seated in Dubrovnik. The Studio is specialized for glass manufacturing and design, with the focus on Murano. Niko Čučković, together with his wife Iva Jurić, is at present in charge for the entire production process in Be Craft, from conceptual solution to manufacturing. In the last few years, he has also been producing independently craft beer, under his own brand Maskeron.
The Studio was founded by Dijana Novaković (1983), Maja Trbović (1984), Aleksandra Nikitin (1983) and Dušan Nenadović (1982), in 2008, in Belgrade, after their mutual work at the architecture studies. The Studio work understands various projects within architecture, interior space and furniture design. In the past ten years the Studio worked on the development of the conceptual solutions and project execution, the most important of which is the property with five facilities, Terra Panonica in Mokrin. AUTORI are the winners of many relevant awards, while they were twice nominated for Mies van der Rohe award for contemporary architecture. In the last few years, they executed several important interior projects, among them the best ones GIR Furniture Showroom and the office of Catena Media company.
Salih Teskeredžić is a product designer and professor at the Product Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. He founded and managed the independent architectural and designer studio in Vienna (2000-2004) and since 2007 he established his studio also in Sarajevo. Design of iconic products for the brands Artisan, Rukotvorine (Craft) and Gazzda (he is a co-founder of it) brought him many most important regional and global awards within the product design. By his work he gave an indelible stamp to the contemporary regional design scene, as well as to the identification and positioning of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s brands at the global level.
Bogdan Slavica is a famous architect from Belgrade and one of the founders of ARTEFACT Studio in Rimini, Italy. He is the winner of several local and international professional recognitions and awards: Architecture Showroom, SAS, ULUPUDS, Good Design, Iconic Architecture, German Design Award. He lives and works in Belgrade.
Virginio Briatore is a design philosopher and observer of contemporary living style. He held many workshops and seminars on these topics in Italy and the rest of Europe. Briatore published 11 books, at least 500 articles and coordinated research and workshop-competitions for Lavazza, Epson, Samsung, Citroën, Martini & Rossi, JVC, Dainese, Guzzini, Safilo, Whirlpool, Panasonic. Virginio worked as design consultant in Lavazza Spa and has been strategic consultant in Lago Spa for five years. He writes/wrote for INTERNI, D. La Repubblica delle Donne, Casaamica + Io Donna/Corriere della Sera, Surface + Graphis (NY), Design Week (UK), DAMn° (Bruxelles), CasaVogue Brasil.
The Fair Key Award
Since last year, the new established award The Fair Key has been granted at Belgrade Furniture Fair for the contribution to the event quality rising into the total Fair attendance.