Rovinj Designers Continue to Win Big at Prestigious International Competitions

Daniela Rogulj

November 9, 2019 – Rovinj studios Tumpic/Prenc and Delta Reality have taken home prestigious international work for their design work in Croatia. 

Glas Istre reports that at the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards held on November 1st in the luxurious space of the Konzerthaus Berlin, Studio Tumpic/Prenc of Rovinj took home the trophy for their bottle design of Istrian olive oil “Latini”. Shortly afterwards, on November 4, during one of the world’s largest travel fairs, the World Travel Market, Digital Reality Studio “Delta Reality” was crowned the gold for the “Witch Mare’s House” project at the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2019, and in the category of most innovative use of technology.

“These awards are a great indicator that Croatian companies are creating projects that can not only compete on the international stage but also be winners. We have proved this in Berlin and London, to which we are very grateful to them for recognizing our work. This is a confirmation that we are heading in the right direction, that we are innovative, creative and above all – an excellent team,” said Anselmo Tumpic, director and co-founder of the Rovinj studio.



The team, including creative director Anselmo Tumpic, account director Sara Prenc Opacic, and Anton Licul Grk, received the Red Dot Award in front of about 1,400 guests from around the world.

The gala evening program was led by the founder and CEO of the Red Dot Awards, Peter Zec, while the award was presented by the commission member, Sylvia Vitale Rotta, who has previously served as design chair of the Eurobest jury, the Cannes Lions, and was a member of the jury in Dubai Lynx.

It is an award that recognizes the high quality of design and the creative achievements of designers and their companies, and a jury of 24 international experts awarded only 0.8 percent of applicants. Among the best was the Latini olive oil bottle, boasting a plaid shirt motif on the packaging as a sort of homage to their ancestors, and a pocket in which a piece of paper with a centuries-old family story was sealed.

This year’s winning works were then exhibited for only one evening, so that the guests could be convinced of the quality of the awarded brands and their works. The exhibition will be moved to the Berlin “Communication Museum” where it will be open to the public until January 12, 2020.

A few days later and about 1,000 kilometers away, the creative studio Tumpic/Prenc and the Digital Reality Studio “Delta Reality” surpassed the tourist superpower of Spain with their project of the small Istrian town, Svetvincenat. Not only did they make it to the finals, but they introduced themselves in front of the key stakeholders of the international tourism and travel sectors.

“Receiving an international award in the ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ category is a huge recognition of the continued effort and persistence that Delta Reality’s young team invests every day. Since we have worked at many international visitor centers and museums over the past year, we are especially proud to have won with the Croatian project, representing Croatia on multiple levels,” said Delta Reality Director and co-founder Darian Skarica.

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