Speaker Series Profile - Ruder Novak-Mikulic
Dialogue and debate around design is an important part of the culture of any contemporary design fair and in 2017 DENFAIR is introducing the ‘Speaker Space’ – an informal story-swapping destination for design professionals to listen and engage in topics on and about design. Ruder Novak-Mikulic is invited by Artisan/Ducksnest to take part in the DENFAIR Speaker Series.
Ruder Novak-Mikulic is the co-founder and art director of Regular company an award winning multidisciplinary design consultancy.
Regular Company is a multidisciplinary design consultancy working within the fields of products, interiors, branding and digital design. It was founded in 2015, building upon the award winning work of it’s co-founders Rude Novak-Mikulic, Marija Ruzic Vukmanic, Marinko Murgic, Tihomir Filipec and their partners and collaborators, who have been working together on various projects in the creative industries since 2009.
His work includes:
Shift is a lamp that in a very simple way, without advanced technology or complex mechanisms, meets the requirements of both directed and background lighting. The structure is ascetic, devoid of all extraneous elements. It consists of three wooden struts that the user self-assembles into a spatial construction, and a shade that slides along one of the struts, supported on the other two in various positions.
The shade is made of perforated metal sheeting covered in leather, in order to be strong enough to lean on the wooden struts, and light enough to be simple to use.
The Neva collection has been introduced in 2013. with the Neva chair. Since then it has been one of the brand’s best-selling collections, and has evolved with new products year by year. In 2014. Ruder Novak-Mikulic and Marija Ruzic designed the Neva Light chair, which has been presented at the IMM Cologne in January 2015 as a prototype, and introduced into production at the end of 2015.