• Discussion

Design Diplomacy 2018 – Slovakia

Sep 11, Tue 14:00-16:00
Slovakian Embassy Residence, Kulosaari, Helsinki
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Registered Only
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The residence of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Kulosaari has a long and rich history. It was designed in the early days of the “Garden City Movement” in Kulosaari in 1907 by the renowned architect Oscar Bomanson. He first built the villa for himself, but the villa passed through many owners in the following decades. In 1952 and 1975, it was completely reconstructed and gained a white look in a functionalist style, as it has remained until today.

Boris Meluš is originally a graphic designer. In the past years, his main focus has been book design and visual communication of cultural events. He will participate in the Design Diplomacy discussion with Tanja Sipilä, Creative Director & Founder of World of TRE.

Boris Meluš finds inspiration in switching his focus, he is also often involved in exhibition design and architecture of ecological houses on the Oximoron platform. He won the Slovak National Communication Design Award in 2016 with the design of book edition of Rudolf Sloboda. In 2016 he also co-founded the Cvernovka Foundation where he is now involved in developing the Nova Cvernovka – a new cultural and creative center in Bratislava, one of the biggest in Slovakia. Since then he doesn’t really have time to do design anymore, but he likes to escape back to it from his new daily routine from time to time anyway.

Tanja Sipilä is CEO, Creative Director and Founder of World of TRE, Designer MA and IDBM, Aalto University. Tanja Sipilä has been working over 20 years in the field of design, concepts and retail. She has versatile background from product design, concept design, interior design, project management and production, also in international scale. Currently, Sipilä is focused on growing World of TRE to be a leading Nordic lifestyle platform, and changing the world by offering people better choices to live happier lives. Sipilä is traveling around the world building World of TRE global platform and keeping up with current trends on lifestyle, design, retail, food, art and hospitality industry.

Register to the event here. Seats are limited and the registration binding.

The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week Design Diplomacy discussion series, which open the doors to Helsinki-based ambassadors’ residences. See the participating embassies and their schedules here.


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