Jure Miklavc is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design and one of the most prominent experts in the field of industrial design, with more than twenty years of experience in practice. He runs the Miklavc Studio – a design studio specialised for industrial design, visual communications, brand development and consulting. The studio cooperates successfully with various domestic and foreign clients in the areas of economy, culture and public administration. Recently, it has mostly developed solutions for health care, lighting, electronic devices, user interfaces, transport, furniture and engineering. The solutions that the studio developed for the cross-country-skiing shoes of the Alpina company have been especially successful. These products account for one-third of the studio’s global market and are one of the globally most recognisable products. In 2014 the studio started to cooperate with Bimota, an internationally recognisable and reputable Italian company, making prestigious motorcycles. In addition, the exhibitions that the studio designed at home and abroad were highly acclaimed.
Jure Miklavc has taught at ALUO since 1998, first as an external associate, and since 2001 as an assistant to associate professor Janez Smerdelj. Since 2012 he has run his own seminar and has been the Head of the Programme for Industrial Design. Since 2013 he has also been a member of the international jury for the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award in Essen, and in 2014 he was also a member of the international jury for the Red Dot Design Concept Award in Singapore.
Jure Miklavc has won several international design awards for his work and his products have been exhibited at numerous international events and exhibitions.
- Red dot Award: product design, Essen, 2008, čevlji za tek na smučeh Alpina Elite
- Good design award, Chicago, 2009, izdelki in blagovna znamka Binom
- Red dot award: product design, Essen, 2009, izdelki in blagovna znamka Binom
- Red dot award: product design, Essen, 2010, čevlji za tek na smučeh Alpina Promise
- Nagrada Prešernovega sklada, 2011