About Dragana Maznic, Award Winning Luxury Interior Designer

BIO

 

Dragana Maznic is a Toronto-based, multidisciplinary Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience. Her award-winning work has been featured in global publications and includes spaces in Retail, Corporate, Hospitality and Recreational buildings as well as Private Yachts and Estates. Through her work, she continues to heighten the livability of urban landscape and facilitate better experiences through excellence in design.

Driven by a high degree of awareness and passion, Dragana’s work, over the years has represented her in-depth understanding of her clients’ visions. She recognizes that successful architecture satisfies more than just the pragmatic concerns. They provoke civic delight, pride and excitement. This is why Dragana has dedicated a decade of her career to advocacy for innovation and excellence, raising awareness for quality in design, architecture and art in Toronto.

Dragana joined the real-estate development company, Great Gulf, as Design Director, with a mission to generate and nurture the creative spark and design sensibility, and thus, contributing to the rapid growth of her city. This compelled the company to break away from the conventional, and put forward groundbreaking architectural statements, setting new standards in urban development. Her mission also included establishing a unique atmosphere for each building and creating a distinct identity not only for the resulting structures but also for the company as leaders in the industry. An example of her efforts, ONE Bloor, is a testament to her work, and has made her a trusted consultant for other notable Toronto developers such as TRICON.

In her practice, Dragana merges various facets of design—architecture, landscaping, industrial and interiors—with contemporary art to realize a vision that both serves a purpose and delight the senses. She has aligned herself with creative visionaries who share her passion, create significant statements, and influence  cultural changes in the city. Aside from designing and executing commissioned projects, Dragana has contributed as the board member at the Design Exchange Museum and the jury for several successful Public Art commissions in Toronto, collaborating with world-renowned artists such as Ron Arad, Vinicio Momoli and Shayne Dark. Currently, through an invitation by Italian Trade Commission, she sits on the board of ICFF Architettura ( TIFF Italian Film Festival), focusing on launching an architecture-themed series in June 2019.

PROJECTS AND EXPERIENCE

2010 – PRESENT
GREAT GULF, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA
 
2000 – 2010
GREAT GULF HOMES, EXCLUSIVE DESIGN CONSULTANT, TORONTO, CANADA

• YONGE + RICH, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• ACTIVE HOUSE, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROJECTS
• X2., RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• ONE BLOOR, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• PARKSIDE, WATERFRONT CONDO
• PACE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• GREAT GULF NEW GENERATION HOME DEVELOPMENT
• GREAT GULF NEW BRANDING & LOGO DEVELOPMENT
• CHARLIE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• 18 YORKVILLE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO PENTHOUSE SUITES
• BRAMPTON & AJAX MODEL HOMES
• GREAT GULF HOMES HEAD OFFICE RENOVATION
• TABOO HOTEL / PLATINUM SUITES, MUSKOKA
• TABOO GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE, MUSKOKA
• MUSKOKA SANDS HOTEL,TWO STOREY CONDOS

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

• ENTOURAGE, MAXIMA 47m SUPERYACHT POWERBOAT
• LAKE SIMCOE PRIVATE RESIDENCE
• AFIF SALON, RENOVATION
• THE AVENUE, CONDO RESIDENCE
• THE RENAISSANCE PLAZA, PRIVATE RESIDENCE
• 92 CITATION, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• 89 MONTRESSOR, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• 365 WOBURN, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• CARYL BAKER VISAGE SALONS FRANCHISE, THROUGHOUT CANADA
• RIVERSTONE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB / CLUBHOUSE
• GRAD COTTAGE / MUSKOKA
• 12 MADISON AVENUE INC INVESTMENTS HEAD OFFICES, TORONTO
• MAPLE DOWNS GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE, RICHMOND HILL
• CST CORPORATION HEAD OFFICE, WESTIN BUILDING, TORONTO
• VISAGE COSMETICS HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO

1998 – 2000
VASSEX DESIGN CONSULTING, DESIGN ASSOCIATE

• SALON AFIF - YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ANNUAL KUCA STIL MAGAZINE SILVER AWARD
• YOU SALON & SPA - RICHMOND HILL, CONTESSA AWARD - SALON OF THE YEAR
• SILVANA’S HAIR DESIGN - HAMILTON, ARIDO SILVER AWARD - RETAIL CATEGORY

1992 – 1998
ADLER & ASSOCIATES DESIGN
, SENIOR DESIGNER

• HIGH END RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

FAMOUS PLAYERS THEATRES, SENIOR DESIGNER

• THEATRE DESIGN THROUGHOUT CANADA

DI DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA

• SHOPPING MALLS ACROSS CANADA AND UK

Profile

DRAGANA MAZNIC: Top High End Condo Interior Designer, Toronto.

Dragana Maznic: Winner of the Interior Design Award – Power Yacht - 2015.

OVER 20 YEARS OF INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERIENCE.

LEADS OVERALL DESIGN DIRECTION FOR ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER REAL ESTATE ORGANIZATIONS.

DESIGN EXCHANGE (DX) - CANADA'S DESIGN MUSEUM, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MEMBER.

EXPERIENCE RANGING FROM HIGH END RESIDENTIAL TO LARGE SCALE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATION

NCIDQ CERTIFIED (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION).

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, IN COLLABORATION WITH BEAUX ARTS, INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM, PARIS, FRANCE.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY, AUTO CAD FOR ARCHITECTS.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY, ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

WINNER of BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FOR A MODEL HOME OVER 5000 sq. ft. AT THE NATIONALS 2017, ORLANDO, USA.

2015 INTERNATIONAL YACHT & AVIATION AWARDS WINNER.

INERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR MERCHANDISING AND DESIGN, ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DESIGN.

ARIDO (ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF ONTARIO) SILVER DESIGN AWARD, RETAIL CATEGORY.

Winner of Best Interior Design for a Model Home over 5000 sq. ft. at The Nationals 2017, Orlando, USA.

Dragana Maznic: Winner of the Interior Design Award – Power Yacht - 2015.