"Obiteljski mozaik" criticizes the social construct of "family" and takes a deep dive into it. This pilot-project is an initiative aimed at shaping a more realistic picture that will replace the ideal. Using an online platform it invites everyone to contribute with their own story by repurposing old bowls, plates, and sentimental pieces of dinnerware using repair techniques. In addition to old pieces, participants can also break new, "perfect" dinnerware symbolically, just like breaking the image of an ideal family and creating a new, unique one - their own image.
The author introduces new techniques for joining the broken crockery, inspired by the Japanese kintsugi technique and the wabi-sabi philosophy.
By doing this we give new, sculptural value to old or "perfect" objects - creating a peculiar "family mosaic".The mosaics serve as fingerprints of the family and depict their memories. These are gathered on an open online platform, alongside an educating section on repair techniques where visitors can become active participants.
Bruna Gloković is a graduate of School of Design, Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, in 2022. She is currently employed as a graphic designer at 2Dizajnera studio in Zagreb, where she combines industrial and graphic design (both in the studio and in her free time). She is a versatile designer who acquires a different approach in every project and enjoys the new and unfamiliar design environment where she can learn something new. The tools she uses in her design are diverse, ranging from digital tools to working with materials such as wood and clay. Research and experimental approaches are not news to her. Storytelling is the focus of every project, therefore she utilizes above mentioned various techniques to convey stories/narratives of brands or people.