Niko Kralj

In a 1960 article for swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, professor Erik Berglund wrote that "if Yugoslavia had five Kraljs, it would become a design superpower" and this sentence couldn't describe better the importance of Niko Kralj's work. Being one of the less celebrated postwar designers in Europe, slovenian Niko Kralj stood out for matching functionality, racionality and elegance in an exemplary manner. Besides creating in 1953 the Rex foldable collection, one of my favourite furniture ranges, the designer developed magnificent pieces like the Mosquito and 4455 chairs.