Svjetlana Despot is a prolific Croatian designer with over twenty years of experience in a variety of fields. Svjetlana’s view of design is fun, artistic with an inventive twist, focusing on eco-friendly items and styles. After graduating from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Rijeka, Svjetlana continued her studies at the Architectural College in Belgrade and the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. In 1992 Svjetlana founded the design studio named Datadécor, where she designs and produces a variety of items for everyday use. Together with Datadécor, Svjetlana runs a separate design studio that produces custom- made textile objects and interior projects, both for individual clients and corporations. Svjetlana also designs numerous furniture pieces and carpets for the Croatian furniture industry. For her collection named Fractals (wooden modular bookshelves) Svjetlana Despot was awarded the Mobil Optimum Gold medal.