Žan Kobal is a designer, researcher and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia, currently based in The Netherlands.

His work finds its basis in  the investigation of objects as narration devices, exploring how the material and discourse co-create reality.

He is one of the founders and an active member of Het Collectief.















Education



2018-2020
Contextual Design MA (Cum Laude)
Design Academy Eindhoven, NL

2013 - 2017
Industrial Design BA (Cum Laude)
Academy of Fine Arts And Design, SLO




Awards & Nominations


2020
Gijs Bakker Award nominee,
for excellence in thesis research

2018
Prešeren Award,
for outstanding bachelor thesis

2016
Young Balkan Designers: New Analogue




Contacts


      zankobal@gmail.com
      instagram
















Exhibitions & Workshops


2020
Truh Tellers, IN Residence
(Online Workshop)

2020
Phatom Of Design, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
(Nostalgia For A World That Never Existed as part of Live From The Living Room)

2020
Dutch Design Week Online, Eindhoven
(Graduation Show)

2019
Dutch Design Week, Area 51, Eindhoven (Het Collectief x Border Objects)

2019
Neuhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
(Het Collectief)

2019
Milano Design Week, Park Associati, Milano
(Insecure: Public Space in the Age of Big Data)

2019
100% l’Expo, Villette Makerz, Paris
(Neoweaving)

2016
Balkan Design Bienale, Beograd
(Chair 001)




Press


Living Room Learning, DisegnioDaily, 2020

Design to think about: from corona quilt to personal urn, NRC, 2020

More-Than-Human Centered Design: From Bauhaus to Neuhaus , ArchitectYourLife, 2019

Fuorisalone 2019, The Complete Guide District By District, ElleDecor IT, 2019

Insecure: Public Space In The Age of Big Data, ZERO, 2019

Insecure: video surveillance and the design of awareness, DesignAtLarge, 2019

Best architecture events we visited during last Milan Design Week 2019, ARCHIVIBE, 2019

Appuntamenti principali e mostre organizzate da Porta Venezia in Design, CoseDiCassa, 2019

All the insecurity of a safe world. How our behaviors change under the eye of the cameras, CieloTerra, 2019

The exhibitions and the Palaces of Milan, DesignDeffusion, 2019

"Porta Venezia In Design", Fuorisalone and events, MilanoToday, 2019