OLoOP Design

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oLoOP Design
Šmartinska cesta 24, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 325 569
OLoOP Design Studio
Tomšičeva ulica 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 863 737
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Past Events
  • 27 September to 6 October 2019
    OLoOP Design present their project Story of Women, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at the Vienna Design Week in Vienna, Austria organiser info
  • 14 July to 26 August 2018
    OLoOP Design at the Design Without Borders Festival at New Budapest Gallery in Budapest, Hungary organiser
  • 21 March to 21 June 2014
    Tomaž Furlan, Damijan Kracina and Ulay at the Exhibition, Robertina Šebjanič and OLoOP Design in the Field Work section of the Triennial of Contemporary Art PORTIZMIR3 titled It's Enough, curated by Saša Nabergoj at Austro-Turk Tobacco Warehouse in Izmir, Turkey
  • 17 January to 8 February 2014
    The Links, an exhibition of unique wood designs by Klara Zalokar and Klemen Zupančič (Handmade in Moste), OLoOP Design, Dejan Pfeifer (Studio Drevo), Tobias Putrih, Samo Gašperšič, Arne Vehovar, Nena Gabrovec and, Kaja Lipnik Vehovar, as well as the students of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, at VUD in Trieste/Trst, Italy
  • 15 November 2012 to 23 February 2013
    Eight Slovene designers (from OLoOP Design, Bevk Perović Arhitekti, AKSL Arhitekti, AlmiraSadar, BelaBela, Pleksimanija, Studio Drevo and Janez Suhadolc) presented at Common Roots - Design map of Central Europe exhibition, and Cvetka Požar from Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, as workshops and seminars participant, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv at Design Museum Holon in Holon, Israel
  • 13 July to 13 September 2012
    OLoOP Design at the group exhibition Double Track, selected at the 10th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea at Studio Tommaseo in Trieste/Trst, Italy

The oloOP design team works and researches in the field of product design, space design, urban installation, concept design and social actions. The oLoOP studio gathers three textile designers and artists – Katja Burger, Tjaša Bavcon and Jasmina Ferček – who have acquired their knowledge and experience with education at home and abroad, and have been active under this name since 2003.

They have successfully designed various small objects, including hand-made felted soap for the body, "flying slippers" made of natural felt, and fruit bowls made of plastic, as well as bigger toys such as the oLoOP Squareplay Playground for Children and Parents, which won the Red Dot Award for design concept in 2007. The studio has its own small production of objects and also creates ideas and products for other customers.


The OloOp team works in many different fields of visual arts – product design, spatial design, textile art, etc. They conduct educational activities (lectures, workshops) and connect design with socially engaged projects.

OloOP participates in the most important Slovenian design exhibitions at home and abroad. In 2007, the group set up the Sloavenue exhibition pavilion at the Zagreb Fair and organised a workshop of hand-made felted T-shirts.

Their products – Woolen soap, Flying slippers, and Squareplay – are part of the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. In addition to a Red Dot Award, they have gained international recognition and a number of other prestigious awards.

Since 2010, the team has been researching and developing projects, activities and products under a common theme: Super Hands. By doing this, they are raising awareness on the importance of handicraft and its effects on the well-being of individuals and communities. Among their notable projects is Revealed Hands, in which design and textile handicraft intertwine with the socialisation of a vulnerable group of women.

Creative community Dobrova–Polhov Gradec

The team decided to help revitalise a local creative community in Dobrova–Polhov Gradec (two small towns near Ljubljana). They organised creative meetings for local artists and artisans.

Local creative people who participated in the project include designers, illustrators, herbalists, bread bakers, dairy and soap makers or people who are doing embroidery or making paper flowers, woven and wooden products. The meetings were held in Polhograjski Castle. The team used the basic principles of Participatory leadership and the Art of Hosting based on the respect and inclusion of all participants. Through the experience, everyone learned that participation, collaboration and connection in the group makes people stronger as a group and more powerful as individuals.

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