At less than a year old, BuRa is a baby on Rijeka's design scene, but one with big ambitions. Located in the south-east of the city centre, it sells exclusively Croatian designed goods, but also takes its store design incredibly seriously. At the far end of the store is a centrepiece changing room, spectacularly clad in a huge circle of black latex extending from floor to ceiling. In front of this is a contrasting off yellow wall with a matt surface. Inside, a chair made of recycled materials lies before a generous mirror. The changing room doubles up as a stage, BuRa positioning itself to be a multipurpose venue which communicates with Rijeka's broader arts scene.
Elegant dresses and bags make up the bulk of what's on offer here, each of the store's walls dedicated to one of four Croatian designers, many of whom work with new materials but using traditional methods. There are some funky, modern necklaces, accessories and home design features too.
|Venue name:||BuRa Design Store|
Matije Gupca 13A
|Opening hours:||9am-7pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat|