In November, Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek won a vote of confidence on her leadership of the
Government. The budget for the next two years was passed and the Slovenian Government received
a positive signal from Brussels that it has been implementing its work well. Read more on these
The focus of this month’s issue of Sinfo is the Month of Design. We present the best of Slovenian
design, the Silent Revolutions exhibition and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. We also
feature an interview with Miha Klinar, director of Gigodesign.
Jurij Dobrila, vice-president of the Designers Society of Slovenia, contributes a column in which he
considers the world of design as a global category. Slovenian design is gradually enhancing its ties
with the ‘I feel Slovenia’ national brand and is thus acquiring a special value in proving the
excellence of products. The Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia will
strive to further support the excellence and innovation of Slovenian entrepreneurs, designers and
innovators. We will be happy to feature them in the magazine in the future.
The Borštnik Awards brought variety to the cultural scene in October. This year’s slogan of the
Borštnik Meeting, ‘Pičimo!’, has a colloquial meaning: that creators in culture are here to stay. Olga
Kacjan, the recipient of the Borštnik Ring, is presented inside.
Slovenians are becoming a nation not only of skiers but also of runners. The number of participants
at this year’s Ljubljana Marathon reached an all-time record and we could not overlook this event.
The goal of our editorial board is to improve Sinfo and make it even more attractive in the coming
year. In addition to your copy of this month’s magazine, we also enclose prize questions. In this and
previous issues, we wrote about the ‘I feel Slovenia’ brand, which we are convinced you found
interesting, so we prepared a question for you on this topic. The second question refers to your
satisfaction with the magazine: which topics deserve more attention and which less? Would you like
to become more actively involved? If there are prize questions, of course there must also be prizes.
Let us keep them a secret for now, just as we have not mentioned everything featured in this issue.