We present the creativity, knowledge and imagination of the regional artisans and designers who found their inspiration in the stories from the local past. They were expertly guided in this process by Oloop mentors, but we should not discount the contribution of pleasant gatherings, where the authors were able to mingle and collaborate, providing each other with inspiration, help and tutorship.
The prototypes and the initial products were created in the LAG project (Local Action Group) named “The Stories of Hands and Places” as part of a collaboration involving the LAG region “Between Snežnik and Nanos”, referring to the municipalities of Postojna, Pivka and Ilirska Bistrica. They represent a fusion of contemporary skills, cultural heritage and the historical, mythological and natural characteristics of their region of origin.
Photography by Tjaša Bavcon