About Prejudice, or Bernardi in Kumrovec, 1955

architect Bernardo Bernardi
projects Family Houses, Kumrovec, Croatia
written by Tomislav Pavelić


In the context of Croatian modern architecture, the work of Bernardo Bernardi, a member of the Exat 51 group, is primarily linked to top-quality furniture design and interior design in general. At the time, in the 1950s and 1960s, Bernardo Bernardi played an important role in Croatian (Yugoslav) architecture in that area of architectural work because he was one of the authors who established a standard of modernly conceived, designed and furnished living space. Looking through the prism of his interiors – like the interiors of the Workers’ Public University in Zagreb or Hotel Maestral in Brela – the local, socialist, living space became compatible and matched the value of the best examples in the world at the time.