Elle ChairThis is a photo of Elle Chair, a solid ash wood chair that I designed for Bosnian producer MS & Wood. The object is not as important as its lockdown story - several friends from Bosnia and other parts of Europe enquired about it and ordered this and other products from the collection during the pandemic. They felt that the furniture would instill calmness and beauty in their homes and lockdown life. I cherish this idea and find it to be probably the greatest accomplishment in my professional life. Nataša PerkovićNataša Perković is a product designer from Sarajevo. She aims to create innovative products of a high aesthetic value which users will enjoy for many years. She holds a graduate and postgraduate degrees in product design from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, where she also works as an assistant professor. She made her first professional steps at The Partners in London and at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Italy. She has collaborated with the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in London. She worked as a design associate at Kyoto Institute of Technology D-Lab. Through her design practice, Studio Nataša Perković, she collaborates with manufacturers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region. She has exhibited extensively and globally. Among awards Nataša’s products have received are D&AD Best New Blood, several Imm Cologne ICONIC Interior Innovation Awards, German Design Award Special Mention, Grand Prix Collegium Artisticum, Belgrade Furniture Fair Golden Key, BIG SEE Grand Prix for Product Design, as well as the Balkan Architectural Biennale Grand Prix for Furniture Design.