Luxury of freedom


Meet Tea, product designer who combines multiple skills in her work

BIG BERRY Product Design Project had the pleasure to host yet another product designer in August, Tea Tadej from Croatia. Tea works as the head of the design department in the largest furniture manufacturer in Croatia – Prima Group!

Tea comes originally from Rijeka but studied design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her career as a product designer brought her to Zagreb, where she has worked for the past five years for Prima Group. She started as a junior designer and now she is running the whole design department! For Tea, the best part of her work is the interdisciplinarity, which allows her to combine mechanical things, creativity, different materials and different skills. This diversity of her job makes it the most interesting!

Tea is specialized in designing items for children. She enjoys the most when she can create different items around this theme: toys, furniture, anything for children from when they are babies till the teenage years! Now that she is working for a furniture manufacturer, she likes to focus on her work in the children’s room. She also likes to design especially upholstered furniture, for which she has been awarded both as a student and as a professional!

BIG BERRY People DY Tea working

BIG BERRY People DY sketch

Tea was part of the BIG BERRY Design Year project and spent a lovely summer week at the BIG BERRY Kolpa River Resort together with two other product designers, Damla Teoman and Marko Mikičić. “I like the freedom of BIG BERRY, I like the place where we are, and I like the green grass all around us!”. She enjoyed the freedom of being a BB designer and got a bunch of ideas for new BB items even before arriving to the resort! During her stay Tea developed her ideas for new items such as breakfast baskets, keychains, photo frames and a sofa.

“Travelling around the world, around Europe, and to go wherever you want. That’s definitely the luxury of freedom for me. And to come here!”