We are pleased to invite you to Generace/Generation exhibition we have prepared for ZLIN DESIN WEEK. It presents a curated showcase of young generation of Czech designers of all different areas and interests. More soon!

Superstudio, Passiflora, 1966
Superstudio, Passiflora, 1966
Ettore Sottsass, UFO, 1957
Ettore Sottsass, UFO, 1957
Ennio Luccini, Cespuglio, 1970
Ennio Luccini, Cespuglio, 1970
Nanda Vigo, Light Tree, ca. 1980
Nanda Vigo, Light Tree, ca. 1980
Ingrid Hsalmarson, Spirale, 1971
Ingrid Hsalmarson, Spirale, 1971
Gae Aulenti, Table Lamp, 1969
Gae Aulenti, Table Lamp, 1969
Adalberto dal Lago & Stefania Giannotti, Bow, 1976
Adalberto dal Lago & Stefania Giannotti, Bow, 1976
Studio Rossi-Molinari, C2, 1969
Studio Rossi-Molinari, C2, 1969
STUDIO BBPR, Luminous Free-Standing Clothes Stand, model 4705/4706, 1970
STUDIO BBPR, Luminous Free-Standing Clothes Stand, model 4705/4706, 1970

Our very own friend Patrick Parrish shows exceptional collection of experimental Italian lighting of the second half of the last century at his New York-based gallery.

Rad Light: The Radical Lighting Collection presents collection of Jim Walrod and shows iconic as well as less known examples of Italian modernist and postmodernist lighting designs. We just picked up our favorite examples from the show.


We are inviting you for the opening of Manifest show we have prepared for Glass Studio of Prague Academy of Arts and Design and Ziba glass museum.










After Q&A: BIG-GAME curated by David Glaettli in Tokyo, it is now the turn of Q&A: BIG-GAME curated by Okolo in Prague!

In this exhibition, BIG-GAME presents a retrospective selection of 10 products designed over the past 10 years. In addition, every of these products designed by BIG-GAME is paired with one item found in Czech Republic, selected by Okolo. These 10 finds represent Czech counterparts to BIG-GAME’s products, that relate to them, explain and contextualize them in unexpected ways.

By this means, the exhibits form a cross-cultural, intuitive “dialog between things” that gives a playful insight in BIG-GAME’s way of thinking and working - rooted and inspired by the things that surround all of us in everyday life and ultimately show the universality of functional, playful design.

Production: Okolo, Scholastika














Created in collaboration with the GLASS Studio at the Prague Academy of Arts and Design and its head Rony Plesl, this publication presents fundamental ideas on creating and understanding glass presence and history.

Within the scope of the glass symposium which took place in the fall of 2014 in Jesenný, the GLASS Studio of UMPRUM in Prague presented its views on the creation of glass in the broader contexts and relationships of fine art, design, decoration, crafts, architecture, general knowledge, archetypal forms and various manners of work. Eight principles generally acknowledged by the atelier are illustrated through examples from the past and present of glass design and production. The result is not merely a simple guide demonstrating the creative vision and direction of the instructors and their students, but a resource and interpretation of historical facts comprising not only illustrations and texts of historically important works, but also interactive postcards which create special decorations. Individual pages can be inserted into the slots in the publication’s cover, creating unexpected spatial objects.


After Q&A: BIG-GAME curated by David Glaettli in Tokyo, it is now the turn of Q&A: BIG-GAME curated by Okolo in Prague!

In this exhibition, BIG-GAME presents a retrospective selection of 10 products designed over the past 10 years. In addition, every of these products designed by BIG-GAME is paired with one item found in Czech Republic, selected by Okolo. These 10 finds represent Czech counterparts to BIG-GAME’s products, that relate to them, explain and contextualize them in unexpected ways.

By this means, the exhibits form a cross-cultural, intuitive “dialog between things” that gives a playful insight in BIG-GAME’s way of thinking and working - rooted and inspired by the things that surround all of us in everyday life and ultimately show the universality of functional, playful design.



American designer Mitchell Bobrick designed several sculptural lamps during the 1940s and 1950s. His lighting pieces, made from steel wires, ceramic and fiberglass and resembling kinetic compositions, are rare examples of small functional artworks.

Images courtesy of Wright


Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari invite you for their latest show on Casa Mollino in Paris.





We just returned from our amazing trip to New York where we also captured this modernist skyscraper of the United Nations Headquarters.

Completed in 1952, the building is the seminal masterpiece of international post-war modernism. The original design, oversaw by American architects Wallace K. Harrison and Max Abramowitz, was the symbiosis of two submitted projects by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer. Their different ideas finally met in the three buildings scheme with the tall tower of secretariat (pictured), low horizontal block with housing and the other meeting rooms and General Assembly Hall building.

MAM







Our friend Martin Žampach shares some images he did at Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Designed by Brazilian modernist Affonso Eduardo Reidy (1909 - 1964) in 1955, the expressive building is the finest example of Brazilian tropical organic modern of the half of the last century. The glazed facade of the main elevated volume has dramatic cadence of external pillar elements, connected by longitudinal beams, providing a galley level free of internal columns or structural walls.

The landscape design of the park around is the work of landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx.