VAU has been created by a multidisciplinary team that has already worked on many different projects at PES, a Croatia based creative workshop for metal objects. Since 1992 the family company has grown to a team of 40 people whose expertise combines the following fields: design, engineering, tooling, casting and forging metal, electroplating, packaging and craftsmanship.
Throughout the whole process of developing and manufacturing a product, our product designers closely partner with our engineers and craftsmen. We like partnerships, both internally and externally. We believe it is the only way true magic can happen.
This picture shows the core team who created VAU, from left to right:
Ivica Baraba, brand management
Katarina Ružić Baraba, project management
Tomislav Dukarić, mechanical engineering
Dragutin Ružić, strategy and innovation
Ljiljana Ružić, human resources
Petra Vrdoljak, product design
Ivan Vukmanić, product design
Marija Ružić Vukmanić, art direction
Kristijan Kajić, tooling and CNC