2. ART Expo Ljubljana Salon by Jože Murkovič

At the foot of Ljubljana’s trump tower, also known as Skyscraper (Ljubljana’s once tallest building) lies Jože Murkovič’ salon. With its classical and vibrant style, it invites any rushing passers-by to slow down their step and have a look in the shop window. The owner and designer of the interior with all its exhibits shows a subtle sense of all that is beautiful, worthy and timeless, displaying the most superb artefacts of both practical and decorative nature that can be used in interior design at large.

The extravagant lounge boasts with stylish furniture and exquisite objects that apply to any connoisseur of classical interior design and will satisfy the taste of even the most demanding customers. You can choose among furniture, carpets, lights, artistic and decorative items. There is also a great variety of textiles from various European weaving mills such as Venetian Bevilacque and Parisian Pierre Frey on offer there. You can purchase the finest textile products, curtains, decorative pillows, bed spreadsheets and everything else a person might need in their home.

All the antique items exhibited in the lounge are exceptionally restored and renovated and cover the eras from all across Europe, all the way from England to Italy. These items focus mainly on the quality and beauty rather than on the period of their origin, since people’s tastes vary and their needs may be very different. In addition to classical furniture the lounge also offers modern items designed by the salon staff themselves. They represent modern shapes and materials, accentuated by the noble wood varieties such as walnut, mahogany, rosewood and similar. Each product is designed with utmost quality. Moreover, each project is done to cater to one’s individual needs, which means that all of the items are custom-made for each specific customer. The salon experts involve exquisite masters, restoration specialists, carvers, gilding experts, upholsterers and craftsmen, who all possess the very best knowledge of their very own craft field.

All the interior is designed in the most perfect, classy and high-quality style which is nothing but timeless by all measures. They choose classical and modern furniture pieces, masterpieces from the past and present as well as the aristocratic décor. When it comes to artistic pieces per se, the salon has formed a collaboration with Institute AAMI, which represents Slovene and foreign artists and their works.

Salon Jože Murkovič is chosen for the interior design of both private and public nature, business purposes included. It always caters to the desires and needs of their customers, their way of life and work, their preferences and their understanding of comfort. The most important thing is that the customer feels at home in his/her apartment or office and that all the décor creates a harmonious atmosphere in the place. They believe that people instinctively crave for the exquisite beauty and this very desire needs to be nurtured. They must strive for the beautiful, high-quality items that they fall in love with and that will retain their timeless elegance and diminish people’s desire for renovation in another year or two.
We must all be aware of how important our homes or working environments are, probably the most important thing in our lives. Our environment should thus reflect ourselves, our essence, which should be felt and noticed immediately.

At the 2.ART Expo Ljubljana, Jože Murkovič’s salon presents itself with its unique interior design that combines classical as well as modern approaches. A combination of various styles with modern pieces of furniture and art gives the place its timeless and taciturn elegance. The lounge or a dining area – it could as well be a study – is furnished with pieces that address the comfort, while the art and décor add to the aristocratic feel of the ambience. The meticulous harmony of colours, textures, shape structures and dimensions introduces us to a style that leaves nothing and everything to the imagination. An exceptional sense of time, era and style revival, including society’s perceptions of art, shakes up the bias and lets the imagination fly. This applies to a customer’s individuality and reaches the goal of utmost perfection. The art pieces decoratively exhibited at the salon are works of Slovenia’s most exceptional artists: Zdenko Kalin, France Gorše, Jože Pohlen and Ratimir Pušelja.

At the foot of Ljubljana’s trump tower, also known as Skyscraper (Ljubljana’s once tallest building) lies Jože Murkovič’ salon. With its classical and vibrant style, it invites any rushing passers-by to slow down their step and have a look in the shop window. The owner and designer of the interior with all its exhibits shows a subtle sense of all that is beautiful, worthy and timeless, displaying the most superb artefacts of both practical and decorative nature that can be used in interior design at large.

The extravagant lounge boasts with stylish furniture and exquisite objects that apply to any connoisseur of classical interior design and will satisfy the taste of even the most demanding customers. You can choose among furniture, carpets, lights, artistic and decorative items. There is also a great variety of textiles from various European weaving mills such as Venetian Bevilacque and Parisian Pierre Frey on offer there. You can purchase the finest textile products, curtains, decorative pillows, bed spreadsheets and everything else a person might need in their home.

All the antique items exhibited in the lounge are exceptionally restored and renovated and cover the eras from all across Europe, all the way from England to Italy. These items focus mainly on the quality and beauty rather than on the period of their origin, since people’s tastes vary and their needs may be very different. In addition to classical furniture the lounge also offers modern items designed by the salon staff themselves. They represent modern shapes and materials, accentuated by the noble wood varieties such as walnut, mahogany, rosewood and similar. Each product is designed with utmost quality. Moreover, each project is done to cater to one’s individual needs, which means that all of the items are custom-made for each specific customer. The salon experts involve exquisite masters, restoration specialists, carvers, gilding experts, upholsterers and craftsmen, who all possess the very best knowledge of their very own craft field.

All the interior is designed in the most perfect, classy and high-quality style which is nothing but timeless by all measures. They choose classical and modern furniture pieces, masterpieces from the past and present as well as the aristocratic décor. When it comes to artistic pieces per se, the salon has formed a collaboration with Institute AAMI, which represents Slovene and foreign artists and their works.

Salon Jože Murkovič is chosen for the interior design of both private and public nature, business purposes included. It always caters to the desires and needs of their customers, their way of life and work, their preferences and their understanding of comfort. The most important thing is that the customer feels at home in his/her apartment or office and that all the décor creates a harmonious atmosphere in the place. They believe that people instinctively crave for the exquisite beauty and this very desire needs to be nurtured. They must strive for the beautiful, high-quality items that they fall in love with and that will retain their timeless elegance and diminish people’s desire for renovation in another year or two.
We must all be aware of how important our homes or working environments are, probably the most important thing in our lives. Our environment should thus reflect ourselves, our essence, which should be felt and noticed immediately.

At the 2.ART Expo Ljubljana, Jože Murkovič’s salon presents itself with its unique interior design that combines classical as well as modern approaches. A combination of various styles with modern pieces of furniture and art gives the place its timeless and taciturn elegance. The lounge or a dining area – it could as well be a study – is furnished with pieces that address the comfort, while the art and décor add to the aristocratic feel of the ambience. The meticulous harmony of colours, textures, shape structures and dimensions introduces us to a style that leaves nothing and everything to the imagination. An exceptional sense of time, era and style revival, including society’s perceptions of art, shakes up the bias and lets the imagination fly. This applies to a customer’s individuality and reaches the goal of utmost perfection. The art pieces decoratively exhibited at the salon are works of Slovenia’s most exceptional artists: Zdenko Kalin, France Gorše, Jože Pohlen and Ratimir Pušelja.

Ratmir Pušelja

A painter critically deliberating the world. He is one of those artists that like to narrate. The main role in his stories is always played by a man. When speaking of a man, he aims to present a contemporary, emotionally and critically affected one. He denounces the contemporary society as the one that erodes an individual. Therefore, most of his paintings are mainly socially engaged, never romantically idealist

Jože Pohlen

He was one of the first sculptors educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He enrolled in it after finishing his education at the Art Institute in Florence. He established himself only after several successes achieved with his exhibitions in Italy as the creator of small sculptures. He also excelled at monumental sculptures. Although he established himself mostly as a sculptor of fine pieces, he used to paint as well. In 1949 he unveiled the famous Dance of Death fresco in the Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje. In his hometown he even erected a sculpture of Šavrinka to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of frescos. His favourite drawing technique was “drawing on a wet surface” and his characters were often women or animal images. Jože Pohlen was an artist that deeply marked Slovenia’s painting era of the twentieth century. He described his art as “Mediterranean, far away from being continental, typically Istrian while aiming to encompass Hrastovlje in its essence.”

France Gorše

In 1920 he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. His professors included Rudolf Valdec, Robert Frangeš and Ivan Meštrović, the latter also being his diploma mentor. Under his mentorship he graduated with honours in 1925. After graduation he travelled extensively across Italy and on his travels accumulated a lot of art knowledge. From 1926 to 1927 he lived in Trieste and then moved to Gorizia, where he set up an art studio. During World War II, he opened a private art school in Ljubljana. His artistic opus involves lots of publicly commissioned works, while many of his works are permanently exhibited at the National Gallery in Ljubljana.

Zdenko Kalin

He studied sculpting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, his professors being Franjo Kršinić and Robert Frangeš-Mihanović. He graduated in 1934 along with Dore Klemenčič, Zoran Didek and Zoran Mušič. He further upgraded his artistic skills in France and Italy. From 1948 to 1978 he taught sculpting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (AUU, ALU), received his tenure in 1965 and served one mandate as the chancellor of the University of Ljubljana. He joined the Independent movement and engaged in continuous exhibitions with them inside and outside of Slovenia. He established himself as an exquisite author of monuments, a portrait painter and an author of small bronze sculptures. He received two Prešeren awards for his work. He was awarded the first one in 1959 for the sculptures embellishing the façade of the Parliament building and the grand award for his lifetime of artistic creativity. In 1975 he also received the AVNOJ award and the Jakopič award in 1986. The very same year he was appointed the title of professor emeritus of the University of Ljubljana. He is the author of one of Slovenia’s most recognisable sculptures, the sculpture of the Youth with a Whistle (The Shepherd Boy), used as a symbol of Slovenia’s Radio and Television. He spent his last years in the art studio of his home in Rožna dolina. He was a master of portraits, children’s play sculptures and innumerable monuments.