Lapidarium jewelry
/ fine metalsmithing, goldsmithing, jewelry making

Lapidarium is an extension of the family business rooted in traditional jewelry making, established in 1990 by the Nokaj family, renowned for its characteristic designs and use of high quality components in production of both limited and commercial fine jewelry. It came about from an idea to highlight the artistic production set by the next generation of Nokaj goldsmiths, and has been acting as an independent showroom since 2011.

Independent workshop and store Lapidarium were established in 2011 by one of their sons, Mario Nokaj, with an underlining philosophy of putting art and design in the forefront of their jewelry making practice. He finished his Master crafts exam in 2004 and took over the business soon after. It is located near Main City Square in Radićeva 10 and acts as a representative showroom with a storefront window facing the street, styled by Mario himself as a kind of cabinet of curiosities.

Močvarni hrast
/ carpentry, furniture making, restoration

Močvarni hrast is a master carpentry for mechanical and manual wood processing specialized in manufacturing and processing of rare form of fossilized timber bog-oak*, which has even been adopted as a company name. Established as a family business, handed down from father to son, Carpentry Franjić tracks a 4 decades long experience which lies on successful integration of modern technology with traditional woodworking craft, always in the service of producing items of highest possible quality.

Workshop was founded in 1979 and is situated in the western part of Zagreb covering over 1000m2 with a paintshop area, dehumidification zone and a lofty storage unit. Three storey high it accommodates separate spaces for fabrication, hydraulic pressing, painting/coating and several workbenches for manual processing with a special unit dedicated to handcrafting smoking pipes.

Hat making Škrgatić
/ hatmaking

With over 140 years long legacy Hat making Škrgatić holds the title of the oldest hat making production in Croatia, taking pride in the family-owned-and-operated business rooted in knowledge transferring and polishing of the craft. Its current owner Darko Škrgatić followed his second great grandfathers footsteps and continued the family trade in 2005 upon his completion of Faculty of Textiles, Leather and Design where he received a master hat maker title.

History and origins of hat wearing were synonymous to Zagreb’s civic culture and lifestyle and Škrgatić family business of producing hats dates back as early as 1912, witnessed by families grandfather who established a ‘Vilko Vanek – Zagreb’ hattery and ran a hat making and millinery workshop. The 6th generation of master hat makers and current owner of Škrgatić Hat Making production opened their current workshop in Heinzelova street in 2005.

 

 

Bookbindery 1924
/ bookbinding, foil printing

Initially founded in 1924 in Martićeva 5, Zagreb, Knjigovežnica 1924. is now run by Mrs. Vesna Hrkač. Vesna has learned the crafts of bookbinding from her grandfather and mother, specialized in goldsmith printing, and has devoted herself in the past years to repairing and restoration of antique books, which gave the whole workshop a new artistic aspect. She works together with 2 other bookbinders.

The bookstore was originally founded by Mr. Pavao Danilović, who studied the bookbinding crafts in Padua, Italy. After the end of the First World War in which he himself participated, he began his professional career in Vienna. In 1924, he founded his own workshop in the basement of the new building in Martićeva 5, in Zagreb.

 

Havel Metalforming
/ metal spinning

Initially founded by engineer August Havel in 1953, the workshop was taken over by his son Branko in 1989, and today is being run by Branko’s son-in-law Dražen Radotović and his son Luka - a fourth generation of metalworking craftsmen in the same location in Vlaška ulica in Zagreb.

A small workshop is situated in the backyard, hidden between newly built buildings, and contains both the workshop with many different tools and machines for metal processing, and the shop where some of the products are always on display.

Cerovečki Umbrellas
/ umbrella and parasol making

Cerovečki Umbrellas maintains a 100-year-old tradition in producing specialized handmade umbrellas and parasols. The story began back in 1912 when Mr. Mijo Cepanec started his umbrella artisan shop Cepanec in Varaždin. The shop had moved to Ilica Street in Zagreb in 1936 and has been there ever since. Today, the business is run by the fourth generation – Thomislav and his wife Matea Cerovečki.

In 1937 Mr Cepanec began importing Knirps umbrella parts and started assembling them in the workshop in Ilica. In 1943 Gabrijel Cerovečki inherited the entire branch from Mr Cepanec and passed his knowledge on to his son Krešimir, and his grandson Thomislav who is still both working and selling his products in a small workshop on number 50 in Ilica Street.