Niko Kralj

unsurpassed innovation in industrial design.

Niko Kralj is a highly celebrated central figure of Slovenian post-war design. Kralj's modern designs have come to represent a key part of the Slovenian cultural identity. His work from the mid 20th century sits comfortably alongside the most important industrial designers in the world. 

In 1960 the Swedish daily Dages Nyheter proclaimed Niko Kralj to be the best furniture designer in Europe. In the course of his professional career he filed and registered 118 patents and models, written 39 research papers, appeared at 94 exhibitions and published over 100 articles on design.

In 1962 Niko Kralj received the highest Slovenian award for culture — the Prešeren Award — for his achievements in the field of architecture and design. Kralj's work has been included in a design exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and been part of the collection of Design Museum Denmark in Copenhagen, among other high-profile international exhibitions.

Niko Kralj ‘Mosquito’ Chair and ‘CC’ Dining Table Image Credit: Rex Kralj

Niko Kralj ‘Mosquito’ Chair and ‘CC’ Dining Table
Image Credit: Rex Kralj

 
Niko Kralj ‘Shell’ Chair Range Image Credit: Rex Kralj

Niko Kralj ‘Shell’ Chair Range
Image Credit: Rex Kralj

 
Slovene Designer Niko Kralj

Slovene Designer Niko Kralj

Niko Kralj is the most significant Slovene designer of all periods. His role can be compared to the Aalto’s in Finland or the Eameses in USA.
— MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN | LJUBLJANA
 
Niko Kralj ‘Rex’ Range Image Credit: Rex Kralj

Niko Kralj ‘Rex’ Range
Image Credit: Rex Kralj