Designers Society of Slovenia (DOS)


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Društvo oblikovalcev Slovenije (DOS)
Ciril-Metodov trg 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 396 002, 386 (0) 41 388 634
Jurij Dobrila, Board President
Danijela Grgič, Expert Committee President
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Established in 1951, the Designers Society of Slovenia (DOS) – Društvo oblikovalcev Slovenije (DOS) – is the only professional association in Slovenia to unite designers from a wide range of creative and design–related spheres. The society comprises the following sections: visual communication design, industrial design, unique design, photography, scenography, and costume design. The address book of DOS members, accompanied by a gallery of selected works, is available online.

DOS has been a member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) since 1961. In 1963 it was one of the co-organisers for the founding congress of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) in Bled, Slovenia. The society was one of initiators of the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana and the Biennial of Industrial Design (BIO).


The core objectives of the Designers Society of Slovenia are to raise the professional criteria, to provide a platform for evaluation of design work, and to be a partner in the professional dialogue with the state. The society furthermore organises competitions, creative workshops, panel discussions, retrospective exhibitions, and other public presentations of its members. Numerous exhibitions have contributed to the promotion of Slovene design at home and abroad.


Biennial exhibitions of DOS members are arranged to showcase their work, and to inform the interested public about Slovene design, usually set at Cankarjev dom in February.

To mark the title of the World Book Capital Ljubljana 2010 the Designers Society of Slovenia organised a conceptual exhibition of selected works, named Oblikobranje (Form–reading).

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