We are invite you to launch of new book Páteř, created by our friend and collaborator Jan Novák. In our studio this Thursday.
Very happy to be part of Curated Archives of @Unfolding Pavilion, presenting next week at 15th Venice Architecture Biennale inside amazing Ignazio Gardella's Casa alle Zattere. Project by Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Davide Tommaso Ferrando.
Alrready third re-encarnation of Manifesto exhibition. This time at Atelier Clerici in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2016.
The Studio of Glass at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), led by the head of the studio, Rony Plesl and assistant professor Klára Horáčková, is summarising its recent creative results and presenting a selection of the work of its students and graduates as a sample of what glass in its varied forms, functions and meanings can be today.
The exhibition, first presented at ZIBA in Prague and Museum of Decorative Arts in Dresden, demonstrates an open artistic approach based on creative thinking, which the Studio of Glass has formulated in cooperation with the Okolo creative group in a publication of the same name. The objects are presented next to a few ideas and general mottos on glass conceived by Rony Plesl, requesting interdisciplinary collaboration and wide-ranging artistic knowledge. The exhibition concept opens new horizons and jointly presents the liberal environment of the studio, which seeks various creative and theoretical ways of understanding glass, its essence, manufacturing and design.
Presentation of Master & Master furniture collection with the insights into the philosophy of the brand curated by OKOLO for Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan.
Master & Master, founded by Ondřej Zita and Luděk Šteigl few years ago, excels in a production of simple and efficient contemporary furniture of minimalist forms and natural production techniques. They create furniture as a product of everyday life. They pay homage to the legacy of the everyday product design, which is simple and easy to produce and use. Creative collective of OKOLO brings unexpected view on Master & Master products with the curated series of objects inspired by some of the great designers, artists and architects of the past and present with whom production of Master & Master shares similar creative vision in design, production and business model.
OKOLO creates a series of symbolic and elementary objects, made of paper, integrated into the particular dimensions and places of Master & Master furniture to manifest the general ideas which Master & Master and OKOLO admire. The objects, inspired by work of Dieter Rams, Naoto Fukasawa, Joseph Eichler, Massimo Vigneli and Achille Castiglioni, work as a narrative layer to explain inspiration and philosophy of Master & Master production.
Exhibited inside beautiful modernist industrial building in the historical industrial complex, built by Lydie Gahura for Tomáš Baťa's shoe factory during the 1930s, the exhibition explores the role of money in design. Addition to their financial value, there are also social, historical and symbolical contexts around. Exhibition Money: Form, Function, Investment, Savings, Value, Inspiration, conceived by creative collective of OKOLO, investigates its relationship to the design and architecture and on the background of the above-mentioned phenomenas explores the role of money in design and vice versa in an original way. Individual exhibition sections constitute a comprehensive topics, which pervades the world of money and creative work from many different angles. Next to the forms of money and their graphic design, the exhibition explores the phenomenon of the value of money in the design environment, alternative payment methods and various forms of saving, spending, protection money, their evaluation and investment.
The exhibition is build around 8 thematic sections presenting through real exhibits, illustrations, photographs, texts and symbolic installations 8 phenomenas on theme of money and design. The central motive of the whole exhibition is a genuine selection of various money boxes, piggy banks, safes, valets and other objects for holding and saving the money. The other sections include future of money and payment systems, architecture of bank institutions conceived as an installation of miniature paper architecture models, selection of most expensive design pieces in the history, pieces of design inspired by world of money or symbolic installation visualizing value of design made of 90 pieces of IKEA Lack tables as value equivalent of one single table designed by Arik Levy for Czech company Ton
We are inviting you to our Prague launch of our new European Design Stories book. See You!