about

LUKA JELUŠIĆ

Furniture and wooden objects

As a designer/maker of furniture,

my special interest are traditional crafts and ways of modernizing them to keep them alive.

I operate in the field that connects design, craft and cultural background, and I have a rich experience in projects that include collaboration of many actors. I started making comissioned furniture in 2009 and have been running a small craft-devoted gallery from 2010-2012. In 2013 I enrolled at MFA program in Wood Orientated Furniture Design at HDK-Steneby, and graduated in 2015. My work was exhibited at exhibitions and design fairs in Göteborg, Helsinki, Milan, Stockholm and Zagreb. I am currently a freestand student at HDK-Steneby, in the process of establishing my own design/make practice in rural Dalsland, where I want to continue living.

 

As a landscape architect, I was running my own studio from 2004-2011, working for private and tourism sector, and in latter years on nature conservation and spatial planning projects. From 2011-2013 I worked for city of Rijeka, Croatia. In parallel I worked in education as Teaching Assistant, working for University of Washington on projects in Croatia (2012-2015se In 2010 I received Young Artist of the Year Award by Croatian Association of Applied Artists, for my landscape architecture projects.

Awards

2015 - Göteborgs Slöjdföreningen – award for exam-project at Master studies, HDK-Steneby

2010 - The Young Artist of the Year award by Croatian Association of Applied Arts (landscape architecture projects)

2002 - Competition for the design of Modern Arts Museum in Rijeka, Croatia with a surrounding plaza (with D. Gamulin and M. Sančanin) - 2. prize

 

Scholarships

2015 - Steneby Mötesplats Idepeng - Fairytales in Craft project

2014 - Eidem Foundation grant - Food Furniture: Meeting point between traditional crafts and contemporary trends project

2014 - Steneby Foundation Grant - Woodworking traditions of Croatia project

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - Around the Fire, Around the Water: An Imaginary Heritage, with Mladen Ivančić, ULUPUH Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 - New life of wood – hommage to wooden houses of Posavina region, Zagreb, Croatia

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 - En idé tar form, Lidköpings konsthall, Lidköping, Sweden

2015 - Utvalt i Skåne, Form and Design Center, Malmö

2015 - Survival – The Craft of Adaption, Stocholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 - Eco Design Habitare, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, Finland

2014 - Fresh angle on the collections, Röhsska design museum, Göteborg, Sweden

2014 - Un-‐desirables, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

2014 - Un-‐desirables, Stocholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2013 - Solid Acts – Design from Croatia, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy