AT: My name is Ana Tevšić. I was born in Pula, but I live and work in Zagreb as a product designer. I run a studio with the brand name ''-Love, Ana'' under which I produce numerous products related to interior decorating.
ZIYP: Ana, in this issue of Zagreb IYP, we are presenting food to our guests and are writing about our markets. You've made an excellent series of 'household merchandise.’ Tell us about your products.
AT: Of course! Actually when I look at it, a large number of my projects are tied to the kitchen. I love to cook and experiment, therefore it is always interesting for me to make new products related to cooking. First, I would like to mention the project, “Nonina borša” (Nona's legacy kit), which consists of frocks for cooks (a dress
instead of an apron and a headscarf) and boards on which are engraved recipes for making homemade pasta and
desserts. Other than that, in my offers one can find the series “Rollercoasters,” coasters for glasses, cups, plates
and pots. They are made of plastic-covered rubber and are therefore highly resistant and suitable for heavy-duty use. One can choose from a colourful series with various patterns, or with Istrian sayings that are related to food. My latest project is called PUU, which in Finnish means wood/wooden, and refers to a set of five geometric,
wooden trays for serving food.
ZIYP: Can you give one 'insider tip' to our readers? What makes you happy in Zagreb?
AT: Zagreb is a city that is neither too large nor too small. I love it because it has a wide range of interesting places for young people, the right dose of nature, and because everything is within walking distance. A lot of sweet shops and dessert cafes around the center, tucked-away terraces in the city where one can enjoy the peace,
and from the main square one can, within ten minutes, get lost in deep greenery. All this makes a charming small metropolis.