Graffiti Photo

I teach at the Department of Product Design at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo and practice design. Luckily, my atelier is an integral part of my apartment, which was convenient in the lockdown.

This is the only image I have ever had hanging in my atelier – it is a photograph of graffiti with my name on it made in the outskirts of Bosnian town Tuzla by a former student of mine, Fadil Ljubović. At the end of his studies at our Academy, Fadil made graffiti of the names of the professors and staff that impacted him.

Nataša Perković

Nataša Perković is a product designer from Sarajevo. She aims to create innovative products of a high aesthetic value which users will enjoy for many years.

She holds a graduate and postgraduate degrees in product design from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, where she also works as an assistant professor. She made her first professional steps at The Partners in London and at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Italy. She has collaborated with the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in London. She worked as a design associate at Kyoto Institute of Technology D-Lab.

Through her design practice, Studio Nataša Perković, she collaborates with manufacturers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region. She has exhibited extensively and globally.

Among awards Nataša’s products have received are D&AD Best New Blood, several Imm Cologne ICONIC Interior Innovation Awards, German Design Award Special Mention, Grand Prix Collegium Artisticum, Belgrade Furniture Fair Golden Key, BIG SEE Grand Prix for Product Design, as well as the Balkan Architectural Biennale Grand Prix for Furniture Design.