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Art for Everyday Life. Modernist Glass Design in Slovenia
Narodni muzej Slovenije - Metelkova
© Left: Miha Kerin, Janez Koželj, Jože Krisper, 1972; right: Ljubica Ratkajec Kočica, before 1970, photo: Tanja Lažetić, 2017, National Museum of Slovenia Archive
9 March - 1 October 2017
Narodni muzej Slovenije - Metelkova

Maistrova 1

National Museum of Slovenia in collaboration with the Museum of Architecture and Design

Slovenian modernist glass is characterized by the harmony between its practicability and its aesthetic appearance reflected in simple geometric lines as well as in absence of decor. Between the 1950s and the early 1980s, Slovenian designers set foundations for high quality products and innovative and fashionable designs, which enabled them to participate on an equal level in European and worldwide glass design trends. The majority of these products were made by the Hrastnik Glassworks, the Boris Kidrič Glassworks (Rogaška Slatina) and the Rogaška Slatina Glassmaking School.
Glass designs of the 1950s and the 1960s follow the modernist paradigm, which in Slovenia related particularly to the establishment of standards for a quality living environment, for functional and economical housing equipment and household goods.
The exhibition also presents a selection of objects from previous centuries and shows the nature of designs and decors of the time compared to todays, thus connecting tradition and modernity. 

Authors of the exhibition: Mateja Kos, Cvetka Požar
Exhibition design: Presledek (Vid Zabel and Barbara Žunkovič)

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