“Lace is like a gentle whisper – you can hear it, but to really understand it, you have to come closer” – Tina Koder of Idrija, Slovenia.
The discovery of Tina Koder and Idrija Bobbin Lace, an historic craft that goes back to the 16th century, is such a case of joyous serendipity that aoku3D was compelled to invite her to be one of our “non-3DPrint” artist-designers.
Born in 1979, Tina grew up in Idrija, Slovenia. Learning lace-making at the distinguished Idrija Lace School since the age of six, Tina returned to her roots after graduating in Fashion & Textile Design from the University of Ljubljana.
Idrija has a 300-year by history of lace-making, and the famous Lace School was founded in 1876. “Idrija Lace” is now a registered designation under intellectual property law, certifying that the products are made using natural materials and traditional techniques.
As historical artisan crafts are fast disappearing around the world, Tina is a rare innovator who adheres to the use of traditional materials and techniques, creating lace jewelry, fashion accessories, home decorations and gift items of finest quality and exceptional beauty.