Bas van Abel (Creative director Waag) will visit Design incubator Nova Iskra in Belgrade, Serbia from 9-11 May for an Open Design seminar. Bas van Abel will give a lecture about Open Design and an introduction to Waag. Nova Iskra is a space of 350m2 in central Belgrade, which will be a workspace for 18 selected industrial designers (with a focus on furniture design).
Design Incubator NOVA ISKRA is an independent, innovative and self-sustainable platform for the professional development and affirmation of young industrial and furniture designers. NOVA ISKRA will officially open its doors in spring this year, becoming a place where creative encounters and exchange, mutual support and joint ventures happen on regular basis. The goal of NOVA ISKRA is to create realistic and sustainable connections between designers and manufacturers that will result in products, which should besides enriching domestic market with their cutting-edge design and quality of production, become competent on the global level, as well. NOVA ISKRA will provide its members with logistic and educational support in the wide spectrum of activities: from initial idea to the realization of every individual product, design development, copyright protection, market positioning, PR strategy, and further aspects of the process in question.
NOVA ISKRA is intended to support young designers at the beginning of their professional carriers, from various domains such as industrial design, furniture design, architecture, interior decoration, graphic design and all other creative fields that can find their practical use within the manufacturing sector. With its unceasing affirmation of advanced and innovative concepts and approaches NOVA ISKRA wishes to inspire young design students - potential members of NOVA ISKARA Design Incubator in the years to come.