DORO-16 was born at the intersection of our love for beauty and conceptual design, our passion for ingenious functionality and our trust in the unique narrative boutique designers stand on.
We believe great minds think alike and big hearts belong to each other.
And this is the world we build around this multifunctional concept store for designers and the birthplace of signature events.
We build a bespoke community of great minds and big hearts able to intertwine functional design with conceptual art in uniquely handcrafted products that activate inner beauty and outer belonging.
Our name is a symbol of our current physical location: 16 Dorobanți Street in Bucharest. It is a rendez-vous-location holding together both a rich history and the seeds of tomorrow’s dialogues. It is a present that will write itself in perpetuity and a gift that will keep on giving.
In doing so, we cherry pick international and local outstanding multifunctional designers and bring them in a space where they can grow and develop through the power of a community.
It is a dream built on opportunity and a backstory. Our own. And it stands on a word we hold dear and is the cornerstone of everything we do: togetherness. Design becomes art when we bring our souls into it. Areas become places when we connect them to a common concept.
They are the ones who make a living out of their calling and never stop until they find the outlet for their passion. For interior designers and product designers, we are it. An irreplicable pattern of sharp ideas, honored gifts and great talents knitted into the DORO-16 community. Our main focus in on local talent, but we also scout international great minds and skilled hands. We put together a scene for the designers harder to find outside of their studios and whose creations you can easily interact with through all your senses.View all designers
Home deco. Product design. Taming and softening of metal and cement. Kitchen appliances. Artsy lighting objects. And many more.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just as much as art is art, regardless of how you look at it. We are in awe whenever we lay eyes on what our designers craft.
The most heavy-used room in the house is the kitchen. We eat, network, have our friends gathered, cook and, most likely, eat our blue-evenings icecreams there. It's the heart of our home, so we need it pampered and very much cared for.
We complete ourselves through what we wear when we allow to be extensions of our personalities. Perfectly crafted, uniquely customed for each of us.
Life is in the breath. In the evolution. In the everyday change. In the intersections between day and night. We need not be the only living creatures in our homes. We need company. Company that breathes along with us.
They say we have up to 32 senses. But wait, how much aware are we of the 5 we all know? How much we embrace, cherish, engage and intentionally use them?
so private bespoke events built around an insightful theme are our thing. We also value elegance, charm, ethics and welcome in the space the curious, the passionate and the socially smart.
The community is our number one priority, so we treat it accordingly with every get together. Great minds think alike, so we make sure to have them under the same roof as often as possible.
We are big fans of marking anniversaries. Because they are the crossroads between remembering the beginning, living the ending and envisioning the future. The perfect space for birthing ideas.
A new product, a new line, a new brand, a rebrand. All are welcome and encouraged in a space of creativity and disruptive change.
Private. Because small and meaningful is the best. Thematic. Because focus raises expansion. And parties. In plural. Because life is ultimately present when we have fun.
We host fairs, exhibitions and special happenings everytime our community, the seasonality, trends, news or market novelty require.
We stay updated and, as a token of esteem for all those who made us who we are today, we make sure to keep the knowledge going and pay-it-forward to everyone willing to remain open and porous to trends, expertise and innovation.
Because we hold the end of the designer element (through the community of interior and product designers) and because you might need a talented creative mind to run your house refurbishment, premises redesign or office improvements, coming to us will give you access to an efficient and proactive project management tailored for your needs.
Also, DORO-16 offers an on-premises co-working opportunity for designers and their clients.
We are here to help every step of the way.
And developing each other through complementary know-how, we are:
New Projects Architect, high on dreams and out of-the-box-ideas driven entrepreneur. Bold visionary and keen on disruptive beginnings. Restless.
Soft soul with a hard shell, a storyteller with a multicultural heritage, a very strong professional passionate about kitchenware and with the sharpest eye for details. Complex.
The big heart who sees and celebrates beauty all around, finds the pattern in big environments and within big teams and keeps patience in crisis, especially in the presence of good company. Unifier.
Walking on the edges of various domains, critical thinker, intuitive, creative, strategic. Adds value to visionary companies built on integrity, excellence and a strong sense of responsibility for their communities. Storyteller.
Come and join your community. Your creativity is always welcome here.