Prostoria at Zagreb Design Week, 2019
The sixth ZGDW will take place 7–12 May 2019.
08 — 05 — 2019
The Revolve sofa by Kvadra Design, designed by Numen / For Use in cooperation with Bratović & Borovnjak, was awarded one of the most significant global design awards, namely the Red Dot Award, in the product design 2012 category. Out of 4515 competing products, among which were the world's greatest companies and designers, 62 were selected for the award. This makes Kvadra the first company of the Croatian furniture industry that has won this prestigious design award, having met the quality criteria of the expert panel made up of no less than 30 judges. One of them was Stefan Diez, currently one of the leading German product designers. However, the significance of this award is even greater in the context of an unproductive country like Croatia, where Kvadra not only invests in industrial production, its own brand and export to foreign markets, but also increases the number of its employees accordingly.
20 — 03 — 2012
The formal ceremony of presenting the Red Dot Awards will take place in Essen, on 2 July, 2012, in the world-renowned Aalto theatre, while the following day will mark the opening of the awarded product exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum. The museum is part of the Nordrhein-Westfalen design centre which organises the whole project.
"This award serves as an acknowledgement of the investments we have made so far in production development, technology and knowledge, design included. After only 7 months of production, we launched a whole collection for the international market, while the Revolve sofa has been acknowledged by the world's top innovation and design experts of the Red Dot Award. This award is not only meant for the Revolve sofa, it is meant for the quality standard of Kvadra's production. Our production team has cooperated with designers to develop a special metal mechanism that enables a simple transformation of this sofa from a sitting position into a sleeping position," states Kvadra Design CEO Tomislav Knezović.
The expert judges awarded the innovative design of the Revolve sofa, which was created by Numen / For Use in cooperation with Roberta Bratović & Ivana Borovnjak. Its innovativeness is contained in the form which follows the function of a simple 180-degree-transformation from a sitting sofa to a sleeping bed which is possible owing to, among other, the filling equal to the one in self-standing mattresses. Revolve, as well as the rotation mechanism itself, is completely covered in fabric. The rotation is achieved by simply pulling the leather handle on the armrest. Its dynamic form and double function make the Revolve sofa suitable not only for furnishing homes, but also business premises and vacation homes.
On this occasion, Nikola Radeljković stated the following before the entire team of Numen / For Use + Bratović & Borovnjak: "When it comes to the concept and visual communication category, the Red Dot Award represents no special achievement in itself. On the other hand, for the unproductive context of contemporary Croatia, a Red Dot Award for the innovative industrial product of a new company stands for a new paradigm in Croatia, it is proof that courage and systematic work with designers pays off in many ways."
Along with other products from Kvadra Design's collection, the Revolve sofa was presented on the international market at the furniture fair – IMM Cologne 2012 in January - for the first time, after which its export into the EU and Asian countries was launched. In Croatia, the sofa is available in all Kvadra Design salons.
The sixth ZGDW will take place 7–12 May 2019.
08 — 05 — 2019
Lowlife is better than high life
09 — 04 — 2019
Prostoria will be kicking off its versatile products both at the Imm Cologne, Germany and at Maison&Objet, Paris in January 2019, unified under the theme “Fluid transitions”.
05 — 01 — 2019
We are proud of our new showroom in the heart of Rijeka, on Dolac 9A Street.
13 — 12 — 2018
In order to complete our production process and ensure control over the whole process of production of our products, in the summer we put into operation a new production hall for metal structures.
03 — 12 — 2018
From 23th to 27st October, Hall 10.2, booth K069 L068.
16 — 10 — 2018
In Zagreb, just a couple of houses away from our main showroom, we now have štof.
12 — 10 — 2018
The design and quality of our products have been recognized by the jury of one of the most prestigious world and regional competitions and fairs.
11 — 10 — 2018
With our partner from Brunico, Sternbach Wohnen, we are presenting our collection at the Hotel 2018 Fair in Bolzano.
09 — 10 — 2018
We were exhibiting at one of the most visited and most prestigious furniture fairs, Salone del Mobile in Milan. The fair was held from 17th to 22st April.
23 — 04 — 2018
This January prostoria is again present at both most important furniture fairs, the Imm Cologne and the Maison&Objet in Paris.
15 — 01 — 2018
This year we have decided to exhibit at the renowned Neue Räume fair in Zürich for the first time.
18 — 11 — 2017
This year’s edition of the Salone del Mobile was particularly important for Prostoria.
13 — 04 — 2017
Apart form the new products and new development of the existing ones, Prostoria is presenting a new catalogue in 2017 under the art direction and graphic design by the Bilic_Muller studio.
18 — 01 — 2017
With the motto „Creativity works“ this year's fair Orgatec provides new perspectives, inspiring concepts and solutions for working environments.
28 — 10 — 2016
The German Design Award, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world, every year awards the international prize for excellent achievements in international design.
24 — 10 — 2016
This year's Biennale with its guests of honour and members of the jury raises the importance of a symbiosis of culture and the strictly commercial on a new level making an ideal platform for creating the latest developments in the field of art, architecture, philosophy, sociology, the media, marketing, music and fashion...
18 — 10 — 2016
Every year the Salone del Mobile, Milan continues to prove itself as the biggest international gathering of furniture manufacturers. This year's edition features more than 1 300 exhibitors, and organisers are anticipating over 300 000 visitors. Apart from being an event where important business deals are made, the organisers and exhibitors wish to promote and maintain both cultural and artistic value of the fair. For a week the entire Milan lives in the rhythm of the Salone del Mobile...
14 — 04 — 2016
Prostoria started the 2016 with exhibiting at some of the most prestigious furniture fairs, such as (IMM Cologne, Maison&Object, Paris). This year as well we continue with the distinctive stand concept that symbolizes and captures our slogan every room has a story...
22 — 01 — 2016
Easy chair Strain (design by Simon Morasi Piperčić) continues to amaze the public and keeps on adding the awards. After the Interior Innovation Award - Winner awarded by the German Design Council in 2015, and the Red Dot Design Award 2015, here comes another prize – winner from Belgrade Furniture Fair...
18 — 11 — 2015
We present You a new member of Strain collection. The character of a barstool is obtained trough indented form of a seat-shell and interweaving principle of steel tube legs – which is actually a signature of the whole ‘Strain’ collection...
15 — 09 — 2015
The famous Lido beach in Opatija, Croatia, has been renovated and reopened as Lido Bevanda Beach Resort. With this project the boutique hotel and restaurant Bevanda not only extended its offer, but also the urban matrix of the city. Opatija’s promenade “Lungomare” got the beach with well designed beach equipment for all to enjoy...
24 — 08 — 2015
Pharma Valley, the production facility complex of the pharmaceutical company JGL opened recently. The pulsating form of the complex marked the entrance into the city of Rijeka and successfully integrated into the existing matrix.
The colouristic interior scenario with plenty of lighting has been beautifully complemented with the prostoria products.
We bring you the details about the project and its development by the architectural team Igor Rožić and Davor Katušić, as follows.
24 — 07 — 2015
This year's second edition of Zagreb Design Week Zagreb 2015 #tdzg took place in an inspirational exhibiting area at Lauba...
01 — 06 — 2015
The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile, Milan, that takes place from 14th to 19th April, shows a wide range of the high quality products covering different kinds of styles, finishing seams, and upholstery fabrics that makes them unique...
17 — 04 — 2015
Prostoria is one of the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, the highly recognised award that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Due to its uncompromising competency and courage in innovation, in competition with the best (4929 entries, 1994 participants, 56 countries), Prostoria shows once again that top results and success are part of the Croatian design reality...
14 — 04 — 2015
The international iF award has been awarding excellent design and outstanding design achievements for more than 50 years (since 1953). Its quality has been recognized world wide, thus all register, from major automotive company brands to small and independent design studios. More than 50 experts met in Hamburg this year as well, to select the winners of the iF design award 2015...
19 — 02 — 2015
This year’s M&O Paris found its inspiration in the very product itself. The theme = return to the essential beauty of craftsmanship and perfecting materials. Return to traditional expertise and value of manufactured products. We love watching the scenes of creation which manufacture exceptional objects. We don’t wish for things to get out of control. Contemplation of nature along with the genius of the hand and the technological advances have marked this year’s design a vivre...
25 — 01 — 2015
At its first presentation this year in Cologne prostoria has welcomed the clients, friends and fans with a series of successfully completed projects. Positive reviews on everything presented arrived already on the very first day. Even three new products that have just started with their distribution have been presented...
21 — 01 — 2015
Thanks to its innovative design achievements followed by top quality production, the German Design Council for this year as well, awarded the prostoria products with the prestigious Interior Innovation Award 2015 - Winner for the two products...
08 — 12 — 2014
The goal of the German Design Award is to identify, present and honour unique design trends which raise level of the design scene.
The premium international prize is awarded to top quality products and projects from product design and graphic design. Apart from the jury of experts, all design enthusiasts can vote.
In the category Home and Decoration prostoria has received two awards...
29 — 10 — 2014
After successful presentations over the year (IMM Cologne 2014, pure edition Cologne 2014, Maison & Objet Paris 2014, Stockholm furniture fair 2014, Wohnen & Interieur Vienna 2014, Salone del mobile Milano 2014, Tortona zone Milano 2014) Prostoria is exhibiting for the first time at specialized and established trade fairs such as Orgatec in Cologne and Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium.
23 — 10 — 2014
At this year’s fair in Milan, Prostoria is exhibiting in two different locations. For the first time at the Milan fair itself, under the name Every room has a story, Prostoria is introducing itself to design product aficionados. The Rum installation, presented on the stand, reflects the Polygon chair into infinity. The theme is evoked by the words of William Blake.
11 — 04 — 2014
The largest Austrian furniture fair, Wohnen & Interieur, is being held between the 8th and 16th of March, in Vienna. This leading event provides a comprehensive insight into all aspects of interior and exterior design, with an emphasis on international design trends entitled ‘incredibly inspiring’.
09 — 03 — 2014
For the first time, Prostoria took part in the world’s largest gathering of Scandinavian furniture and lighting design, which took place in Stockholm between the 4th and 8th of February 2014. In the Swedish design capital, there was great public interest in the artistic side to practical items. It is the catalyst for young designers who display their inspiring products at the fair.
10 — 02 — 2014
At its first appearance at the Maison&Objet, Prostoria was located in the fair’s central event, now! design à vivre, where a new generation of designers play with form through mixing styles. Their talent and innovation leads them to use materials in new and unexpected way.
The soul of design is indeed in Paris.
29 — 01 — 2014
Kvadra’s third appearance at the IMM Cologne was marked by its presentation of the new brand Prostoria, under which it will continue to work in the future. The existing collection has been enriched by an emphasis on armchairs, chairs and coffee tables.
18 — 01 — 2014
At the 2014 Cologne, Paris and Milan furniture fairs, Kvadra will be presenting its new furniture brand prostoria – the name under which it will continue to work in the future.
04 — 01 — 2014
Polygon, the armchair by NumenForUse and Up-lift, the sofa by Redesign, have been awarded the renowned Interior Innovation Award 2014, one of the most prestigious awards for innovative achievements in all spheres of production design.
25 — 11 — 2013
20 — 01 — 2013
This year’s headliner of the Kvadra exhibition is the new modular seating collection: the system Segment, designed by design studio Numen/ForUse Kvadra’s trump for commercial-interior furnishing, the modular sofas Cloudand Match, designed by architect Sanja Knezović and modular sofa Classic designed by Kvadra design team.
06 — 01 — 2013
Kvadra Design's 3angle collection, the work of designers from Grupa, is the winner of The Croatian Designers Association's Award for best product design in the period 2011—2012. The 3angle armchairs and sofas, together with the Revolve sofa, are featured at the Exhibition of Croatian Design 1112, held at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb and which will run until 15th November 2012.
14 — 09 — 2012
Kvadra, the Croatian upholstered furniture brand has widened the interest of the international furniture industry at the biggest international furniture show IMM Cologne
22 — 01 — 2012
The sofa Revolve from Kvadra's collection has won its first international award. At the recently held 49th International Furniture Fair in Belgrade the jury awarded Revolve with the main prize Zlatni ključ
09 — 11 — 2011