On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the election assembly of the Community of Interior Designers (Zajednica dizajnera interijera – ZADIN) was held in Zagreb, Croatia. Renowned experts in the field of interior design have joined forces to inform the public about the role of interior designers in creating functional and attractive spaces – with an emphasis on an ecological approach to design.
- International Activity of the Community of Interior Designers
- Management and Members of the Council – Renowned Interior Designers, Stylists, Architects, and Journalists
- Discover More about Interior Designers
- A Few Words from the Managing Members of the Community of Interior Designers
- HoReCa Zadar and Design District
An increasing number of interior designers work in Croatia since clients have recognized the importance of hiring professionals when designing and decorating residential or business premises. For example, if you want a home office that will improve your productivity and brand image – the designer will offer you a solution of optimal design and arrangement of furniture and lighting, a color scheme that fits the function and the size of the interior space… Also, if you want to make a small space look bigger and be multifunctional – designers are at your disposal. In short, we are here for all your home, office, holiday apartment, hotel, and restaurant design and decoration needs…
International Activity of the Community of Interior Designers
The Community of Interior Designers was founded under the auspices of the furniture manufacturers’ association Croatian Interiors (Hrvatski interijeri) and will act as a unique, professional, and independent unit that gathers interior designers, architects, stylists, and other design enthusiasts. The Community’s focus is on joint growth, exchange of experiences, talent development, and promotion of interior design in Croatia and worldwide.
The activity of the Community of Interior Designers is international. In the first few years, the focus will be on Croatia and neighboring countries – Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. In this way, the Community of Interior Designers (ZADIN) will work in an organized manner to contribute to the development of the interior design industry in the region and beyond.
Drago Veselčić, president of the Croatian Interiors Association, in a brief presentation of the Association, emphasized that the idea of founding the Community of Interior Designers came through consultations with representatives of the creative sector and providers of products and services for interior and exterior decoration, primarily from Croatian furniture manufacturers. Therefore, one of the essential goals of the initiative is – to connect the production sector and suppliers of services and goods, primarily furniture, with interior designers, institutions, and the media to jointly promote the profession of interior and exterior designers.
Management and Members of the Council – Renowned Interior Designers, Stylists, Architects, and Journalists
At the ceremonial session, the leadership and members of the Council were unanimously selected: Iva Klepo Lepur – president of the Community Council; Fani Car – deputy president; Tatjana Kos – head of the Community; Ada Kezić – project manager and president of the Committee for the Organization of Expert Meetings; Lana Čiž – marketing manager; Maja Lončar – president of the Digitization Committee; Lidija Marošević – president of the Committee for Education and Training; Ana Prosenik – president of the Study Travel Committee; Nevenka Kršilović – president of the Committee for Legal Protection of Members and Official Documentation; Danica Maričić – president of the Committee for Media and Institutional Promotion of the Profession; Sanja Dujić – president of the Committee for International Cooperation and Monika Kordić – president of the Committee for EU Funds, Sustainability and Ecology, and members of the Council: Andrijana Jurin, Bosiljka Antolković, Kristina Šitum, Jadranka Barac, Mari Domazet, Dunja Franjić Bubek, Kristina Atletić, Marija Antić, Branka Vučetić Atletić, Petra Bušić, Predrag Pejnović, Lana Barković, Olja Gešvind, Filip Zrnčić, Vedrana Trivić, Sara Peruško, Lorena Letica, Lana Anderson, Mejra Mitrović, Drago Veselčić, Ivan Janković-Miloš, Mia Matavž, Ivana Kos, Lucija Janković-Miloš, Bruno Kovačević and Magdalena Janković-Miloš.
Discover More about Interior Designers
The official website of the Community – www.zadin.eu, and pages on social networks Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn were presented. All the listed sites offer a handful of information and advice for interior designers, stylists, architects, and anyone looking for design inspiration. Learn more about interior designers and their professional role in creating your residential or business space, get inspired by expert advice on styles, colors, materials, trends, furniture arrangement…
A Few Words from the Managing Members of the Community of Interior Designers
The positive atmosphere and great enthusiasm of all those present were conveyed by the leaders in a short address to the Council:
Iva Klepo Lepur: “Challenges facing designers can be solved in an open community where anyone is free to ask ongoing questions. What we will especially insist on are workshops and education for interior designers that lead to the development of local production.”
Fani Car: “The Community of Interior Designers will provide support, including legal and technical advice, to be proactive and help members. We want to engage domestic furniture and equipment manufacturing industries through cooperation and networking and grow together through innovative projects.”
Maja Lončar: “The Community of Interior Designers, which is much needed, will help the profession to overcome a number of challenges that it faces every day, whether it is digitalization, legal issues, or simply cooperation on multiple levels.”
Lidija Marošević: “Education is the most important in every vocation, including ours, and it starts when people start thinking about their future occupation and never stops. We will work together to spread and transfer knowledge because only then is it valuable.”
Nevenka Kršilović: “The Committee has the task of advising the membership on important legal matters such as, for example, the new Law on Intellectual Property which goes in hand with the status of interior designers, various disputes and the way in which these legal issues related to business are resolved or avoided.”
Archi-living.com – the Media Partner of the Community
Danica Maričić, presenting the web magazine www.archi-living.com, announced strong cooperation and maximum engagement in media promotion of the Community and informing the public about the role of interior design in creating a functional and attractive home and office.
Sanja Dujić: “We will work on intensive and inspiring international cooperation of interior designers, architects, and all community members with colleagues and industrial partners on many international markets.”
Monika Kordić: “The great opportunities provided by the funds and turning in the direction of sustainability will be the main task of this Committee. Consultations and assistance in creating projects and fulfilling tender conditions will greatly increase the chances of Community members to obtain much-needed financial resources for business development.”
Ada Kezić: “Through our versatile involvement, the Community will become a powerful platform and hub for acquiring knowledge, experience, new business acquaintances, and new business opportunities.”
HoReCa Zadar and Design District
The presentation of the Community at the events HoReCa Zadar (from October 20 to 22) and Design District (in Rovinj from November 23 to 25) has been announced – in addition to traditional professional conferences with current topics of sustainable spaces.
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Danica Maričić, interior designer and president of the Committee for Media and Institutional Promotion of the Profession