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Studio Visit: Milan Pekař
Czech designer Milan Pekař has created beautiful objects for many years, working with a humorist style, designing porcelain ship-shaped lamps and vases that look like mini factories. Three years ago, he became an assistant of the porcelain studio...
DESIGN
FURNITURE
CZECH
PRAGUE
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HOME DECOR
MASTER & MASTER
Czech-Designed Master & Master Furniture
Prague-based furniture producer Master & Master—founded in 2013 by graphic designer Ondřej Zita and furniture-maker Luděk Štejgl—creates minimalist pieces that are thought up by young Czech designers. With a focus on long-lasting materials and function...
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Light Infusion at Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague
Artist Jiří Černický and designers Michal Froňk and Jan Němečk—of studio Olgoj Chorchoj—joined forces for "Light Infusion" (an exhibition now on view at Prague's Dvorak Sec Gallery). This collaborative show features the designers' existing lighting...
ARCHITECTURE
MODERNISM
CYPRUS
NICOSIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
HELENE BINET
BRUTALISM
NEOPTOLEMOS MICHAELIDES
Hélène Binet Captures a Hidden Architectural Gem in Cyprus
The modernist work of the late Cypriot architect Neoptolemos Michaelides fuses Brutalism, ancient architecture and the leisure of Mediterranean living. Michaelides studied under great architects like Gio Ponti and Bruno Zevi in the 1940s, but his...
CZECH REPUBLIC
FOOD + DRINK
MEAT
PRAGUE
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Naše Maso: Our Meat, Prague
Naše Maso (meaning: Our Meat) is František Kšána Jr's latest project, opening earlier this year in the old center of Prague. It's a butcher shop, meets deli, meets bistro—and the popularity of the venue proves the combination is working. "I started...
CZECH REPUBLIC
GLASS
GLASS DESIGN
DESIGN
DESIGNBLOK 2014
CZECH GLASS
Czech Designer Tadeáš Podracký
Tadeáš Podracký completed his studies at the glass studio of the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM) under the leadership of great Czech designer and artist Rony Plesl earlier this year. And he's already garnered attention with a number of...
BEDROOM
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
CZECH REPUBLIC
FURNITURE
INTERIOR DESIGN
WOODEN FURNITURE
BED
DRESSERS
The LaVista Bedroom Collection from Jelínek
Though family-owned furniture brand Jelínek (based in the Czech town of Valašské Meziříčí) was founded in 1897, this is the first time in its long history that the company has worked with a designer to produce a contemporary collection of solid wood...
CZECH
DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGNBLOK
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
INTERIOR DESIGN
TOYS
WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák
Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy's dream come true. "We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys," describes Vladimír Žák. He and his...
BASICS
CZECH REPUBLIC
FASHION
FASHION DESIGN
PRAGUE
STYLE
LOCAL ICONS: Reviving Industry with Apparel
During Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend, fashion editor Veronika Ruppert—along with fashion business insider Katarina Kral—presented a new project called LOCAL ICONS. The small yet impressive installation inside Prague's Charles University revealed...
ARTISTS
BOOKS
CZECH REPUBLIC
ILLUSTRATORS
PRAGUE
The Forgotten Works of Miroslav Šašek
Miroslav Šašek (1916–1980) is an all but forgotten figure in the history of Czech illustration. While the artist has had books published from Japan to the US (in huge print runs) and even had his work adapted for film, his books had never been published...
CZECH REPUBLIC
PHOTOGRAPHY
SCULPTORS
SCULPTURE
GLASS
ROBOTS
Jakub Berdych's Robot
The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings...
PRAGUE
REISSUES
SHOES
SHOPS
SNEAKERS
SPORTS APPAREL
HERITAGE BRANDS
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
COLLABORATIONS
CZECH
DESIGN
DESIGN STUDIOS
DESIGNERS
LIGHTING
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014
Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus
Having met while studying at The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague several years ago, Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus now work together on various kinds of projects including furniture, lighting, product and interior design. But being...
ARCHITECTURE
MICROHOMES
MODULAR HOMES
PRAGUE
HOUSEBOATS
Port X
On the banks of the Prague's Vltava River lies one of Europe's most inventive housing concepts. Designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD, the modular, floating house dubbed Port X was first...
CHILDREN'S TOYS
CZECH REPUBLIC
KIDS
PLASTICS
TOYS
VINTAGE TOYS
WOMEN DESIGNERS
Fatra Re-Edition Inflatable Toys
Designer Libuše Niklová contributed to one of the major chapters in the history of modern Czech design through her collaboration with Fatra, a brand founded in Napajedla that has engaged in plastic processing and the production of plastic products...
BEDS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DESERT
FURNITURE
INTERIOR DESIGN
LIGHTING
MIRRORS
PALM TREES
WOOD
Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...