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- SLOVENIAN PIPE ORGANS
- LJUBLJANA TOWN HALL
- OASTED FURNITURE,
A DESIGN PROJECT
BY NINA MRŠNIK AND NUŠA JELENC
- GUITAR MAKER ALEŠ ERMAN
- KARST SHEPHERD
SLOVENIAN PIPE ORGANS
Pipe organ art is an important part of a European cultural identity. Slovenia has a rich history of organ pipe music and organ pipe making. What sets it apart from other countries is the intertwine between Central European and Mediterranean cultural influences, sometimes even in the same pipe organ. This is a unique Slovenian feature.
LJUBLJANA TOWN HALL
The Ljubljana Town Hall is one of the architectural gems of the Slovenian capital. The Town Hall was built in late 15th century and got its current look in the early 1700s. The Town Square where it is located, is one of the most beautiful Baroque ambient spaces in Central Europe.
Young designers Nuša Jelenc and Nina Mršnik have developed a very interesting product, Toasted Furniture. They presented it at the exhibition in Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and Design. The basic material for their furniture is recycled, melted waste plastic, an innovative approach with a very important ecological dimension at the same time.
GUITAR MAKER ALEŠ ERMAN
The Pokljuka Plateau is the largest uninterrupted forest area within the Triglav National Park. Some of the trees growing in these extensive woods produce a top-quality resonant wood, which then used for musical instruments. The Pokljuka resonant wood, especially from firs which grow very slowly, over a period of one to two hundred years, is used also by Aleš Erman, a guitar maker.
The Karst Shepherd is the only internationally recognised Slovenian indigenous dog breed. Karst shepherds were originally shepherd dogs for protecting herds from wolves. Their herding role was lost with the decline of small cattle breeding in the first half of the last century. They are now mainly family dogs. Nevertheless, they are gradually resuming their original role as shepherd dogs.