Golden Key Award 2017

For high quality. Innovative and successful solutions.

Golden Key is the award granted by the international jury to the most successful exhibitors at the Fair, showing the high quality and innovative solutions. The international jury gathering positions the Fair as the relevant institution, putting it into the international context. This year, the expert team deciding about the award consists of:

Sean Poropat, Croatia – Istria

Sean Poropat is the Creative Director and one of the founders of the Creative Studio Sonda managed by him with Jelena Fiškuš in a small town in the center of Istria, Vižinada. They support the idea design and communication have to be logical, sincere and intuitive. For the projects within design and communication they won many local and international wards, such as Grand Prize of Croatian Designers Society, Red Dot Best of Bests, Cannes Lion Shortlist, ADC, IF, World Star Packaging, LIA, Creativity Annual, I.D, Rebrand, Plus X Award, ICOGRADA.

Max Rommel, Milano – Italy

Max Rommel is a photographer and director working within research of the relations between people and space. He exhibited for Foscarini at the Venice Biennial. His short film Non Solo Popcorn was awarded at the Milano Film Festival.

Matteo Ragni, Milano – Italy

Matteo Ragni is a distinguished architect, designer and lecturer, whose diverse work within industrial design was awarded many times and it is in all significant publications all over the world. He created TobeUs, the brand of handmade wooden small cars. He organizes many workshops and exhibitons with it. He is the winner of the National Innovation Award for W-eye wooden glasses design. One of more attractive projects is Moscardino, biodegradable fork, which permanently belongs to the Design Collection of MOMA Museum in New York.

Damjan Geber, Studio Brigada, Zagreb – Croatia

Damjan Geber, the founder of the Zagreb Studio Brigada, is an architect and one of the most prominent Creative Directors in Croatia. His specific work process is based upon the analysis of human behavior and psychology of consumers, the perception of visual communication and spatial leading. He is the winner of many recognitions and awards , among them the special ones are Red Dot Award for the exhibition Smoking Culture, while the project Adris – the Pavilion Lighting in the Darkness won the awards Red Dot, Idea X and Silver Drum.

Marko Basarovski Kolege Studio, Belgrade – Serbia

 Marko Basarovski is a distinguished architect and Creative Director from Belgrade, whose continuous presence and strong recognition in work impact the city landscape creation. He is the founder of Remix studio and carries out many projects within architecture and interior design, as well as the organization of the Festival Mixer Design Expo 2009 and Mixer 2010. With Kolege studio, where he is also one of the founders, he executes many projects, among them the outstanding ones are the concepts for the interior space of Supermarket Concept Store, Bistro Grad Hometown Food, TIKE / Nike Sport Vision shop and the beer hall Dogma.