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Top Slovenian wood design on display in Milan

Ljubljana, 3 April - A total of 15 selected Slovenian achievements in design and architecture in wood will be showcased to the Italian expert and general public this week in Milan as part of a furniture fair.

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Wooden youth hostel Punkl
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

The projects selected among 82 entries include the cutting-edge Planica Nordic Centre, innovative wooden window okno vizija XL, a table baldachin, lamp eclipse and innovative eggbox.

Unique shelf remlshelf, innovative hanger toplr, minimalist kitchen utensils ribrand, didactic toy wood I play, mock baby stroller ooh-ooh and 3D printed products aklih will also be showcased.

The exhibition dubbed Highlights of Slovenian Design in Wood will take place between 3 and 9 April, organised by the SPIRIT investment promotion agency.

The event aims at presenting Slovenian industrial design and architecture in wood and innovative wood products on international markets and providing Slovenian wood processing companies with opportunities to conclude new deals.

The exhibition is based on the national Smart Specialisation Strategy and the action plan for making the forest-wood chain in Slovenia more competitive by 2020.

In both documents, wood is defined as strategic raw material with great untapped potential, while the wood processing industry has been placed among prospective industries, said SPIRIT.

Slovenian wood design and architecture will be presented in a 220 sq metre exhibition area in the centre of Milan as part of the 56th Salone del Mobile Milan fair.

Several business meetings and a round table debate on design will also be held as part of the exhibition.

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