Jana Urbas
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Silent Revolutions at the La Triennale di Milano


The Republic of Slovenia presents within promotional events Slovenian Days the contemporary Slovenian design to the Italian public. The Silent Revolutions exhibition will be displayed from 14 February to 1 April 2012 at one of the most important international cultural institutions – La Triennale di Milano. The presentation in Milano will be the third event in a series of international presentations of Slovenian design and companies, with which the Slovenia wants to increase its visibility and competitiveness through industrial design.

On the occasion of 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Republic of Slovenia and Republic of Italy and within the presentation of Slovenia in Milan His Excellency Iztok Mirošič, Ambassador of Slovenia in the Republic of Italy, and Arturo dell'Acqua Bellavitis, the President of Triennale Design Museum, kindly invite you to the opening of an exhibition and on concert Sounds of Slovenia, which will be followed by a reception at the Salon d'Onore, on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, at 20:00 at La Triennale di Milano.

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The exhibition presents the compelling selection of design objects spanning the first two dynamic decades of a young European country which include design in the production as an important element of development and competitive advantage. Many of the exhibited objects with groundbreaking innovations set new standards in the world. Special attention is drawn to innovative approaches, noteworthy strategies, inspiring visions and new design mentalities of designers, clients, producers and companies that played a key role in the realization of exhibited projects. The selection highlights products of both big industries developing their own brands as well as special limited edition objects produced by the designers themselves. A broad array of distinctive designs set in a dialogue with historically iconic design objects captures the exceptional strength, quality and specific character of contemporary design in Slovenia.

The exhibition has already been successfully presented in 2011 at Tent London, Great Britain (London Design Festival) and in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Dutch Design Week). After presentation in Milan in 2012 it will travel to Helsinki.

Featured designers: Igor Akrapovič, Asobi, Bevk Perović Architects, Lara Bohinc, Ivo Boscarol, Gigodesign, Gorenje Design Studio, Jernej and Japec Jakopin, Leonora Jakovljević, Kabinet 01, Toni Kancilja, Rok Kuhar and Katjuša Kranjc, Franc Kuzma, Studio Miklavc, Rok Oblak, Oloop, Tanja Pak, Marko Pavlinec, Janez Suhadolc, Arne Vehovar, Nika Zupanc 
• Peter Florjančič, Niko Kralj, Saša J. Mächtig, Davorin Savnik, Marko Turk

Featured companies: Akrapovič, Alpina, Lara Bohinc, Elan, Glesia, Gorenje, Intra lighting, Imas, Kuzma, La Femme et la Maison by Nika Zupanc, Leonora Mark – ave femina, Pipistrel, Seaway Group, Stol & Stol, Trimo, Vertigo Bird, Zilio Aldo & C. sas  
• Iskra, Imgrad, Stol Kamnik, Elektroacoustics Laboratory (EAL)

Women in Design
Wednesday, 15 February 2012, at 6 pm
Teatro Agora, Triennale Design Museum, Via Alemagna 6, Milano

The discussion will open the issue of gender in design and focus on personal experiences, creative challenges and methods of work of influential Italian and Slovenian artists in the world of contemporary design. Lara Bohinc, Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Raffaella Mangiarotti, Rossana Orlandi and Nika Zupanc will participate in the conversation which will be moderated by Silvana Annicchiarico, the director of Triennale Design Museum, and Maja Vardjan, curator of Silent Revolutions exhibition.



Impluvium, La Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6, Milano, Italy


Tuesday, 14 February, at 8 pm

Entry fee



MAO, pika.leban@mao.si, T: 00386 1 5484 280/74


Museum of Architecture and Design
Curator: Maja Vardjan

Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of the Economy Republic of Slovenia
Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Entrepreneurship
Government Communication Office