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OCTOPUS INK / MIRAN TOMIČIĆ I SANJA ROTTER

Miran Tomičić is 20 years experienced award-winning designer and a founder of an independent agency specialized in brand design, Octopus Ink. Sanja Rotter is a Croatian product designer, a design specialist for wood and wood-processing technologies. Her work focuses on symbolism and meaning of form. Sanja’s inspiration comes from natural materials and structures: as well as traditional wood-processing technologies and their experimental possibilities.
The form testifies the symbiosis between the precious mushroom and the noble oak tree from the Motovun forest, through the emphasized similarity of the cross-section of the black truffle and the tree. The choice of the millennial fossilized oak wood is an association to the old Motovun forest where the truffles come from. The packaging contains wood shavings.