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CompanyMaja Matas
Lead DesignersMaja Matas
CreditsPhotography by Karmen Poznić
Prize(s)Silver in Accessory / Jewelry
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Entry Description

Why NOW? Because let's celebrate the present. In the fast-paced everyday life we ​​often forget to see beauty in small things and our daily routine makes uf forget about ourselves. The NOW collection was created out of a desire to give a dazzle in the present. You don't need to wait for a special moment to wear this jewlery. The handmade, gold and silver, clear and strong pieces emphasize your beauty in everyday moments. (


Maja is a Croatian designer with an MA in Industrial design and PhD in Graphic design and Engineering. She gained work experience in advertising agencies and as a freelance designer and consultant and as a University lecturer in the field of Visual and Market Communications and Brand Management with numerous foreign awards. After holding the role of Head of the Private Label Design in an retail chain in Croatia she is now the Director of a new Creative agency Amblem specialised in building products and services with a focus on branding and design.

Other Awards and Prizes

2019 Finalist, Hidden future - tangible + digital, Zagreb Design Week, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 Winner, Bronze A'design award, A'design award & Competition, category Packaging design, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy
2017 Nominee, Prime "Designer of the Year" nomination by IAD members (International Association of Designers), International
2017 Runner-Up, A'design award & Competition, category Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy
2016 Finalist, “New memories” redesign challenge, Mixer House, Belgrade, Serbia
2012 Finalist, category Packaging design, Magdalena International Festival of Creative Communication, Maribor, Slovenia
2011 Winner, Core77 Design Awards Notable Professional award for Tea Packaging design in the category “Never saw the light of day”, based in New York, USA and judged in Beijing, China
2011 Winner, logo design competition for the Ministry of Justice Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia
2010 Winner of the award “100 most promising young designers under 30 years from South Eastern Europe”. Third place audience award winner and only single exhibitor awarded at the event and exhibition that followed the prize named D-Day, Zagreb, Croatia
2010 Finalist, Christmas tree super store, Croatian Design Society, Zagreb, Croatia
2008 Winner, Home appliance - Hair dryer design awarded by the Croatian design society to be among the best industrial design productions in Croatia in the years 2007 / 2008, Zagreb, Croatia
2006 Finalist, “Dress a chair” competition as a part of the event “Fashion Closet” of the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, Croatia