Roberta Bratovic

product design


Intriguing pageantry of women's national costumes from certain parts of Croatia, as well as their fall into oblivion, have inspired a contemplation about the new contexts that would give them back a life outside the museums. The bottom part of the costume from Bizovac embeds specific traditional handwork techniques, such as embroidery, needle lace and pleating. As a lampshade, it preserves the shape, typological layering and decorative details. Moreover, it acquires a new function - the possibility of controlling the light by simply lifting the layers, which also implies a new amusing character of the object.


client: selfinitiated, own production
year: 2012
co-authors: Nina Bacun