Its experimental approach to design blurs the lines between functionalism and art. Since founding Soft Baroque, Štucin and Gardner have been garnering critical attention for their modern furniture and objets d’art. The studio’s first piece (2014) was the Lenticularis mirror, an innovative cross between a mirror and a scent diffuser. Another notable early work was the cartoon-like Pearl Screw Shelf bookcase (2017), which features broken walnut timber planks, engineered plastic shelves, and freshwater pearl screws. Soft Baroque’s unique designs have included commissions from the luxury fashion brand Balenciaga and Swedish design company HEM.
A conversation with Saša Štucin and Nicholas Gardner will be held by Bill Kouligas, a designer, musician, and the founder and art director of the music label PAN (Berlin).