Sugar Container

This sweets container is an heirloom given to me by my grandmother, Zumreta Perković. She got sometime around the 1960s from a 13th generation Sarajevo master coppersmith, Nasir Jabučar, then a young man, who is still active today and at the forefront of the Sarajevo coppersmiths’ guild. The container was spun out of a copper sheet, engraved and gold-plated, all done by hand as can be seen from its delightful imperfections.

My husband and I had a bit more time in the morning during the lockdown, so every day after breakfast we savored our Turkish coffee and rose-flavored Turkish delight from the container.

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.