• DESIGN WITHOUT BORDERS IN VIENNA

    This year, the Design Without Borders exhibition will be held at the Collegium Hungaricum in Vienna as part of Vienna Design Week. Visitors will be able to see important projects from the 19-year history of the exhibition. Slovenian designers from the Oloop collective will also present their selected works.

  • CONNECTIONS

    The project Connections is a textile installation in progress. Project offers the moments of calm engagement, creative expression, healing remembrance, relaxed socialization to regular people.

EMPOWERING TEXTILE COMMUNITIES AND THEIR SOCIAL IMPACT

In a panel discussion, leaders of various Slovenian textile communities presented their personal experiences of the meaning, purpose and quality that creating with textiles brings to their lives, family life (Brinovec Pribaković), community life (Bavcon, Pintar, Dugonjić, Kališek) and society at large (Emck, Matthews, Garlock, Talwar)...

THE POWER OF TEXTILES

The colourful handbook The Power of Textiles invites us to discover the potential of our hands and recognize the well-being effects of creating with textile materials...

I AM NOT ALONE

I am not Alone presents hand-embroidered self-portraits of women who have come to Slovenia from different parts of the world - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. The creation of the self-portrait was an intimate, personal event, but as it took place in the group, it was also a shared artistic act that helped the artist move from feelings of loneliness and separation to feelings of connection and belonging. Through the creative activities of the Oloop collective, the women were able to reconnect with themselves and each other. They became more psychologically resilient and self-confident. Creativity offered them a space to reflect - on themselves and others...

STORY OF WOMEN

Story of Women is a project on textile and spiritual journey of women of various ages, nationalities, religious background, and life circumstances...

BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Slovene design team Oloop invited Liz Collins to set up together an exhibition and participatory project Between Inside and Outside...

THE STORIES OF HANDS AND PLACES

We present the creativity, knowledge and imagination of the regional artisans and designers who found their inspiration in the stories from the local past...

EMERGENCE OF FORM

Maria Blaisse and the Oloop group met during a colourful October in Tivoli City Park. The International Centre for Graphic Arts in Ljubljana supported the project and offered working space surrounded by nature....

REVEALED HANDS / Human and business achievements

The basic premise of the project Revealed Hands is unique to the art scene of Ljubljana as well as of Slovenia. It gives an added value to contemporary design issues and combines them with socially engaged content,...

TEXTILE NOW!

The purpose of the project Textile now! was to maintain the vivacity of the contemporary textile design and to expand people’s comprehension about the possible applications of textile in Slovenia....

REVEALED HANDS / WOOLEN PILLOWS

Woolen pillows are full of humorous character. Some of them are made by the crocheting in the circle or in the shape of square. ...

BALKAN SLIPPERS

The inspiration for Balkan Slippers on the Way to Iceland came from asking the question of how different cultures, aesthetics or temperaments could meet and co-create by using textile handcrafts as a tool....

CREATIVE COMMUNITY / DOBROVA – POLHOV GRADEC

In the commune of Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, we want to revitalize local creative community. We organized creative meetings for local artists and artisans....

RE-SEATS

Colourful hand-knitted seats are made from cotton scraps of textile industry. They are designed to create a pleasant, soft atmosphere in rooms for relaxing, reading or socializing....

WOOLEN SOAPS

Handmade felted woolen soap for the body is intended for gentle massage and skeen peel....

BODY TEXTILE MEMORY

Project Body Textile Memory is dedicated to the exploration of natural rhythms of the female body and the objects and symbolic world that is related to it....

COMMUNITY OF MAKING

The project has started with a couple of visits of Ribnica region – to meet wooden work craftsmen and potters at their workshops. We wanted to get an idea how they live, what they do and how they feel about it....

RE – SLIPPERS

Collection of hand crocheted slippers is constantly changing. They are in fact made from cotton scraps of textile industry....

BIRCH PLATE

Perforated tray is made from birch wood. It is distinguished by extraordinary lightness, consistency and grace....

WARM JEWELRY

Warm Jewelry - necklaces and scarves - made by technique called twisting....

VAJENICE

The Vajenice are a series of semi-finished products of various sizes and shapes made from wood and wool felt. The little wooden boards with perforated areas are used as embroidery templates. ...

CITY COLOURS

The project City Colours is an urban design laboratory. Its multi-layered concept addresses, strengthens and nourishes the different aspects of the individual and the wider community....

CONNECTIONS

The project Connections is a textile installation in progress. Project offers the moments of calm engagement, creative expression, healing remembrance, relaxed socialization to regular people....

FLYING SLIPPERS

Flying slippers can be fold from flat organic shapes in wearable slippers....

SQUAREPLAY

Squareplay playground for parents and children. Quadratic shape of Squareplay is free of any association - what stimulates the child’s imagination, creative thinking and investigation....