The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology presents several student projects this year. The emphasis is on the PLAY IN HERITAGE project, which aims to design wooden innovative multi-functional play products that meet the modern needs of children in kindergartens or primary schools and that encourage creativity and child development through play and work, awareness of Croatian heritage and the traditions of the Republic of Croatia, and ecology and sustainable development with the use of wood of Croatian origin. Other projects, mostly graduation theses of students from the Wood Products Design Master Study Program, are presented as models and posters and represent the independent scientific research (design-construction-technological) work of students and their mentors.
The project: PLAY IN HERITAGE aims to design wooden innovative multi-functional play products that meet the modern needs of children in kindergartens and/or primary schools and that encourage creativity and development of children through play and work, awareness of Croatian heritage and traditions of the Republic of Croatia, ecology and sustainable development with the use of wood of Croatian origin. The task was divided into three groups, with each group coming up with its own conceptual solution.
Mentor: Associate professor Ph.D. Danijela Domljan, mag. of design Undergraduate study Wood Technology, 6th semester
Subject: Furniture design Academic year 2022/2023
Authors: G1 / Title: FROM HORSE TO DONKEY. Authors: Bruno Horvat, Lovro Kišak, Petar Konsa. Description: The idea is based on the possibility of a child's growth and development using a multifunctional wooden product/toy that transforms from a rocking chair into a self-propelled bicycle.
G2 / Title: SLIDE. Authors: Sara Baraka Gulin, Domagoj Kovačević, Mirko Križanac.
Description: The game represents a reduced version of the playground that contains three characteristic Croatian landscapes and their synonyms (Zagorje/bačva, food; Lika/mountains, forests; Dalmatia/sea, sand) and through the game allows each player to pass through and learn about the traditions of the regions of our beautiful country.
G3 / Title: LACE BAND. Helena Bauer, Denis Kristić, Kristiana Prskalo. Description: The game combines two traditional Croatian customs - the Sinj game of Alka and the Pag lace. The designed reel inspired by the Sinj alka can be an independent toy as well as a motif for knitting threads based on the pattern of Pag lace and other traditional motifs of Croatian costumes.