Devetka

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Devetka
http://devetka.carbonmade.com/
tanja.devetak@siol.net
Knezova 30, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0)40 470 287
RegionSI-1
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Tanja Devetak registered her trademark Devetka in 2000. She creates unique clothes and fashion accessories for women and, since autumn 2003, also for men. She combines various working techniques and textile treatment (silk-screen printing, felting, needlework) with expressive colouring. Her patterns are always abstract. She is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Design, an associate member of the University of Primorska in Slovenia.

About

Tanja Devetak studied at the Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana where she took her postgraduate studies. She took part in creative costume design workshops in Luxembourg and exhibited at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and Klub K4. She has designed costumes for various events, for musical groups (Katice) and for theatre (Teater Ltd), and has also designed promotional clothing for the Slovene Tourist Board. Her products can be found at Kobb Store in Maribor, Midas Store in Ljubljana, and in online shops.

Awards and exhibitions

She has received international awards for her work, among them the most prestigious include, the Art Directors Club Award and the Good Design Award in the USA, and D&AD in the United Kingdom. Her works have been published in various design publications, such as New Textile Design and New Fashion Design in Germany; the Art Directors Club Annual, Graphis, Communications Arts, and 1000 Garment Graphics in the USA; Kaj ostrega? Any sharp objects? and Fresh in Slovenia.

Her works have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Slovenia, Netherlands, USA, Croatia, Italy, China, Austria, Finland and Germany.

Her exhibition LJubaNit (loosely translating to "DarlingThread") focused on displaying the rich tradition of artisan hand weaving in Ljubljana and its importance for the European region in the 19th century. It was staged at Kresija Gallery, in the atrium of the Municipality of Ljubljana, at Layer House in Kranj.

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