Kontrapunkt Armchair by Prostoria: Homage to Zagreb's Modernist Architecture Heritage

By 12 March 2021
Kontrapunkt armchair by Prostoria: homage to Zagreb's Modernist architecture heritage
Kontrapunkt armchair by Prostoria: homage to Zagreb's Modernist architecture heritage Biro / Marko Mihaljević

March 12, 2021 – Prostoria, one of the leading regional furniture design companies and most innovative platforms that unites Croatian product designers, has introduced an interesting new project – a Kontrapunkt armchair, as an homage to Zagreb's Modernist architecture heritage.

Within the project, their Kontrapunkt armchair, designed by the architects Marijan Haberle, Minka Jurković, and Tanja Zdvořak, was photographed at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, one of Zagreb's iconic buildings that represent Croatian Modernist architectural heritage.

"The Kontrapunkt armchair is only one of the products that are yet to be photographed in spaces where they can put their Modernist heritage or the contemporariness of the product or both in the spotlight," said Dora Lončarić from Biro architects, the project's art directors.


Biro / Marko Mihaljević

Although more than half a century stands between the Modernist architecture and current products by Prostoria, they speak a similar designers' language and communicate among themselves naturally, given their complementary and uncompromising character.

"The point is not returning to the past, but rather the exploration and convergence of the values. Through this symbiosis of the Modernist architectural heritage and contemporary design by Prostoria, a synthesis is being achieved," theoretician of architecture Maroje Mrduljaš stressed.

As Croatia's capital, Zagreb is one of the rare cities in the world with such a deeply rooted tradition of Modernism in architecture. This heritage is a root and an inspiration for the design language of their products. The photographs of the Kontrapunkt (design: Neisako) are part of a larger editorial-work in progress, taken at different buildings from that period of the Croatian architectural past.

The whole project will be presented extensively during 2021. It has been realized in close cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board and the public institutions where the editorial will take place.

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