On a sycamore-lined street in the historic centre of Belgrade is Yugodom. The property, built in the 1960s as army officer’s accommodation boasts a colourful retro design, with furnishings rescued from rom basements and attics, auctions and antique shops. A “stay-over museum”, it is a showcase of mid-century modern furniture and design. A unique place where you can travel back in time and taste socialist Yugoslavia in a mid-century aesthetics and design but fully in modern comfort.
The apartment consists of a spacious living room/lounge, two bedrooms, a study/office, a kitchenette and an en suite bathroom with shower and tub. It is dedicated to 1960s cinematography and it’s named after the legendary music-comedy film Ljubav i mode. The master bedroom is an homage to 1970s Yugoslav banned movies that dealt with taboo topics for those times and named “Mysteries of the Organism” after Makavejev’s cult film. The lounge exhibits movie posters from the 1980s and is a tribute to the camp comedies of that decade.
Guests can use the kitchenette to self-cater with foods from the Bajloni farmers’ market across the street. Otherwise an array of restaurants and bars can be found within walking distace.
✅ free Wi-Fi • 1 self-catering apartment, 2 bedrooms (46m2) (495 sq ft) • opened: October 2013 • concept & interior design: Mario Milaković • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed on request
The DNA: Yugodom stay-over museum is the brain child of interior designer and collector Mario Milaković. On a scope of over 3 years Milaković had been collecting and refurbishing mid-century modern furniture and decorations “Made in Yugoslavia”, creating a unique guesthouse where guests have a chance to step into the country that doesn’t exist any longer offering unique design, historical and local experience. Guests are invited to participate in a unique art project – Yugodom Dream. Whatever your dream while staying in Yugodom you can share and one day all these dreams will be publish in a form of the book. Yugodom also offers a selection of a unique vintage and retro items from Yugoslav era that can be purchased in the Yugodom “Store”.