Three ceramic spice jars, an oak board, and three paprika spices were envisioned as a business gift for the city of Vinkovci. Together, they encompass three important aspects - our nature, food, and long-standing tradition. The dynamic spice containers are shaped to resemble lively folk dancers, while their characteristic colors and shape reference the vessels from three significant cultures in Vinkovci's history: Starčevo, Sopot, and Vinkovci.
The oak material used for the lids and board symbolizes the rich Slavonian nature, and the smoked, sweet, and hot paprika represent well-known Slavonian specialties such as čobanac (shepherd's stew), fiš-paprikaš (fish stew with paprika), and kulen (spicy cured sausage).
Vinkovci is a city rich in archaeological sites, indicating that it is the longest inhabited city in the eastern part of Europe. Through this self-initiated project, my desire was to highlight the valuable aspects of the city and create its first official business gift. Clay was an important medium due to the archaeological findings and the distinctive vessels discovered in that area.
Bruna Gloković graduated from the 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.