Made in Ro began 5 years ago at the initiative of Designist.ro and brings together contemporary designers from all over the nation twice a year
The 10th “Made in Ro” design fair will be held on 16th and 17th of December at Impact Hub Bucharest in the new creative area of the town, in Timpuri Noi Square.
The fair’s main focus is design relating to home & decor and features ceramics, original toys, lamps, jewelry and fashion accessories and stationary. More than 60 Romanian brands will be present at the fair, many of them brand new and making their debut at Made in Ro.
ALEXANDRA RADU – ceramic cups HALFDROP
OZB talked to Elis Popescu, the founder and editor in chief of DESIGNIST, and found out that there is actually one non-Romanian designer exhibiting this year. His name is Gauthier Komiwes, a French artist living in Romania, who will be introducing his new handmade, decorative candles brand – Anima.
International visitors’ reactions to the fair over the years have been very positive, ranging from “we didn’t think there were so many beautiful Romanian design projects” to “some of these artists should definitely be promoted internationally”.
CERAMIC SPARROW LEMNIA – wood cluches
Asked about recent trends in design Elis Popescu said: “In May, as part of Romanian Design Week, there was a special edition, Made in RO #Ceramică which was the starting point of themed events that focused on the cohesive character of curated projects. In the future I think this will be the direction for the event – special editions, built around one theme, Made in Ro in a nutshell.”
Artists and studios featuring at the design fair this year include: Abru, Adora Costa, Alexandra Radu, Alina Ceramics, Anima, Artefact room, Atelier Merci, Atelier RSVD, Atelier437, Atelierul de Porțelan, BUMbagR, Căsuța cu cerdac, Ceramic Sparrow, Christine on the Clouds, Contemporia, Cork Boutique, Cosânzeana, Cristina Masnitz Jewelry, Cufir, Deco-Box, Deep Design Concept, Devla Accessories, Differenzial Kraft, Don Papillon, Efemere, Fig, Foldo, GloryBox, Halfdrop, IF, Ioana Petre, Iutta, Joyelissimo by Gena Tudor, Lehel Jewelry, Lemnia, Lia Pfeiffer, Little Houses, Meșteshukar ButiQ, Metal Creativ, Moon, Most Precious, Noah, Noha Nicolescu, Oana Stoica Ceramics, Open Minds, Personajul LoL by Dan Pierșinaru, Rusbo Design, Serebe, Sonjaline, Spoonfool, Square Art Studio, Una ca Luna, Unca Studio, Utopic by Mona Vulpoiu, Woodish, Zulunatic, Zuriell.
MOST PRECIOUS UTOPIC by MONA VULPOIU IUTTA – embroidered bag
Make sure you grab a big bag with you, you will need plenty of room to take home the goodies!