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Ustanova za promocijo oblikovanja vidnih sporočil - Fundacija Brumen
http://www.brumen.org
info@brumen.org
Slovenska cesta 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 500 7360
Fax386 (0) 1 515 3727
RegionSI-1
Founded byRiko d.o.o.
 Talum d.d.
Professor Peter Skalar, President
peter.skalar@guest.arnes.si
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The Brumen Foundation is an independent, non-profit institution, organised to improve the quality of visual design in Slovenia and promote it internationally. The work of the foundation focuses on organising the Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design along with the International Design Event – the exhibitions and lectures are key ways of informing the public on international design trends and showing production in Slovene visual communications. As a supporting programme of the 4th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communication the foundation held the international event Poster Festival Ljubljana in 2009.

Several other exhibitions and discussions are organised by the Brumen Foundation each year in order to establish the criteria of excellence in visual communications design. Among them was the exhibition Designing for the Country in 2008, which enabled a comparison of images of eight European countries and was accompanied by a discussion panel to draw up proposals and recommendations for improving Slovenia’s visual image.

Good practices are presented also through the publishing exhibition catalogues and other professional design literature. For study and research purposes the foundation builds up a physical archive of all works exhibited at the Biennials, presenting them in a virtual gallery as well.

Background

Named after Slovene architect Jože Brumen (1930–2000), a pioneer in modern design and a professor at the Department of Design, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, the Brumen Foundation was initiated in February 2003 by six designers: Petra Černe Oven, Radovan Jenko, Žare Kerin, Matevž Medja, Ranko Novak, and Peter Skalar. The mission of the foundation is to promote young professionals in terms of practice and theory, and to inform and guide designers, clients, and customers, outlining the importance of quality design.

Significant achievements of the foundation have included an exhibition of Croatian graphic design 040506, an exhibition of the Type Directors Club from New York TDC52, an exhibition of members of the Art Directors Club of Bosnia and Herzegovina ADC BiH, and an overview exhibition of contemporary design in the Czech Republic and Slovakia e-a-t.

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