House Pičena, Vela Luka

To be honest with our guests. The land you stand on was formed through generations, hand by hand, stone by stone, and it gave little back – life was tough, people were living modest lives. This is the context, and this was the brief from the agency Mediterano, initiators of the project.
Not to compete with the harsch landscape, the interior is a dreamy space, bathed in white. A contemporary honeymoon suite of just 30m2 right on the seaside. Inspired by local culture and traditional forms, we reflected in our furniture handcrafted details we found on old windows and doors. We redesigned a specific stool used here – “bančić” – into a contemporary form, and renovated some old specimens we found in the city to be used as night tables, to have both new and old together. We invited ceramic artist Lidia Boševski to interpet natural textures through her designs in clay, and to exhibit her inspirational photos in the wall, as to have her whole process presented in the space.


Kancelarija za arhitekturu; Mario Furčić

Tim Bolje architects; Marko Padovan

Mediterano agency

Year of completion

Vela Luka, Croatia

Total area
30 m2

Dino Cetinić

Project Partners

Carek Interijeri d.o.o., Handcrafted Furniture Company, Inc.

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