endorsed | The Exhibition of Croatian Design 1516

15 April 2016
16 October 2016
Call for entries!

ico-D is pleased to endorse the exhibition and award organised by the Croatian Designers Association: The Exhibition of Croatian Design 1516.

The Croatian Designers Association is organising the ninth Exhibition of Croatian Design 1516 in order to single out, award and promote professional design in Croatia, and thus contribute to the recognition of the design in Croatia. The exhibition will award outstanding works and accomplishments that have influenced the development of Croatian design with their specific qualities created during the period of June 2014 till May 2016. Professional work will be exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, and student works will be exhibited in the nearby Isidor Krsnjavi Gallery. The event is sponsored by Igepa-plana papers, Zagreb City Council and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.


At this biennial exhibition, the Croatian Designers Association will show a selection of the best designs by both professionals and students created in the last two years. Design that shows contributed technological innovation and a response to social change will be considered.


Exhibition 1516 shall present the works in eight categories:

Visual Communication Design
Digital Media Design/Interaction Design
Industrial/Product Design
Spatial and Graphic Interventions and Systems
Clothing and Fashion Design
Comprehensive Project/Product
Project/Initiative/Critical Design




The Selection Committee will select the best works among all the submitted works, which will be shown on the Exhibition. The session of the Selection Committee will take place in June.

The International jury will award works which show excellence in all phases of development and design, and are models good design practices. Apart from Best Design Awards in each category, there will be an ico-D Excellence Award and Grand HDD Award to the project which, according to the international judges, shows quality, innovation, complexity and/or exemplifies a clear and exemplary message of broad cultural significance. The Selection Committee of the Exhibition will nominate three projects for this award in June during the selection process. The Jury will announce the awarded authors at the Opening Ceremony.


  • Iva Babaja, 
  • Marko Golub 
  • Andrej Filetin 
  • Silva Kalčić
  • DJuro Korač 
  • Mladen Orešić



Important Dates:

15 April - Call for entries
2 June - Deadline for submitting applications
6-10 June - Selection Committee Session
until 24 June - Public announcement of selected works
11-13 September - International Jury Session
13 September - Opening and Awards Ceremony
13-16 October - Exhibition period 



Croatian Designers Association ico-D Member page
Exhibition of Croatian Design 1516
Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb
Isidor Krsnjavi Gallery



About ico-D Endorsements
Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.


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