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Design Incubator Nova Iskra is an independent, innovative and self-sustainable platform for the professional development and affirmation of young industrial and furniture designers, architects, graphic designers, illustrators and all other young creatives from the domains of graphic communications. Nova Iskra’s working space represents a junction of encounters, creative exchange, mutual support and joint ventures. The goal of Nova Iskra is to create realistic and sustainable connections between designers and manufacturers that will result in products, which should besides enriching domestic market with their cutting-edge design and quality of production, become competent on the global level, as well. Through its program activities Nova Iskra provides its members with logistic and education support which covers entire production process from the initial idea to the realization of each original design – idea and product development, copy-right protection, market positioning, PR strategy and other aspects of the process in question.
Nova Iskra is above all intended to support young designers at the beginning of their professional carriers, from the domains of industrial and furniture design, architecture, interior decoration, graphic design and all other creative fields that can find their practical use within the manufacturing sector. With its unceasing affirmation of advanced and innovative concepts and approaches Nova Iskra wishes to inspire and empower young design students – potential members of Nova Iskra Design Incubator in the years to come.
Design Incubator Nova Iskra is located in the “Gavrila Principa” street, in the exciting Belgrade’s neighborhood “Savamala” – the new center of Belgrade’s creative industry. Equipped with modern interior and designed for its core purpose, Nova Iskra “open space” occupies the area of 350 m2, and it is divided into two levels and several spatial units in order to answer all designer’s needs, who are direct beneficiaries and users of the space.
Learn multifunctional space, located within the lounge zone, which can easily be transformed into a space for mini lectures, presentations and workshops with the capacity of 20-25 people.
Make mini workshop fully equipped with tools for models production. Centrally positioned and transparent, it represents the Incubator’s most dynamic part. When needed, specially equipped part of WORK zone can also function as a temporary photo-corner, equipped with professional Canon cameras, lenses and additional equipment.
Work Design Incubator’s working space equipped with 18 office desks, all of them provided with their own electricity supply and connection, 24’’ monitor, storage space, and comfortable working chair.
Meet lower level area of Design Incubator, envisioned for 1 on 1 meetings with clients, companies and professionals. It will also contain professional library with relevant magazines and publications from the fields of design and architecture. Another room for conference meetings and mini presentations is located on the upper level of Nova Iskra space.
Nova Iskra space also incorporates fully equipped kitchen, lounge zone, professional library, separated smoking room, balcony, wardrobe and toilets for men and women.
Architectural studio “Petokraka” had conducted the entire architectural/interior design project of Nova Iskra workspace. Work desks had been designed by design studio “Antipod”.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.