Numen/For Use

  • industrial and product design 
  • Croatia/Austria
  • 3 june
  • National Palace of Culture

Numen / For Use is a Croation/Austrian design collective working in the fields of industrial and spatial design, scenography, conceptual art.
For Use is an industrial design studio founded back in 1998. Today their designs are in the catalogues of a several very prestigious companies - ClassiCon, Moroso, Capellini and Zanolta. 
Numen on the other hand was a name invented in 1999 as a collective identity for all the projects outside the field of industrial design. Recently these are mostly objects and concepts without a predefined function, which results in more hybrid and experimental works.
One good example of the above is an installation Numen did last year in Florence - the designers wrapped transparent tape all over the courtyard of the venerable Palazzo Strozzi to shape a self-supporting cocoon for people to crawl inside. 
Another installation turned a Belgian exhibition space into a giant playground to be explored horizontally as well as vertically. 
Numen/For Use boast an impressive list of awards for their stage, product and industrial designs. Among them are the Red Dot Award 2010 and two Wallpaper awards (from 2007 and 2009), as well as Prague Quadrennial Gold medals for the Best Scene Design and Best Use of Theatre Technology 2011, DMY Award 2010, Prize for product design of Croatian Designers Society and Prize for the best set design in Croatia 2008 etc.
Their work has been featured in Wallpaper, Financial Times, I.D., Frame, Abitare and only last year they exhibited in Moscow, Melbourne, Frankfurt and Hasselt (Belgium).

The title of their talk is Different Fields Make Different Contexts.


National Palace of Culture
hall 2
Bulgaria №1 Square

the forum starts at 11am
registration 10am-11am