Father of Italian design and mid-century elegance Gio Ponti also designed several churches around Milan. Few years ago we have visited this one in the areal of San Carlo hospital.

Designed and built between 1964 and 1966 by Ponti and his colleagues Antonio Fornaroli, Alberto Rosselli, Santa Maria Annunciata church is the monumental crystal look like structure with the diamond-shaped windows and other details including the tiles, so typical for Gio's 1960s architectural style.





Father of Italian design and mid-century elegance Gio Ponti also designed several churches around Milan. Few years ago we have visited this one in the areal of San Carlo hospital.

Designed and built between 1964 and 1966 by Ponti and his colleagues Antonio Fornaroli, Alberto Rosselli, Santa Maria Annunciata church is the monumental crystal look like structure with the diamond-shaped windows and other details including the tiles, so typical for Gio's 1960s architectural style.


We invite you to the series of lectures by young Czech designers including Dechem, Jan & Henry, Martin Žampach and Klára Šumová & Dirk Wright in following months.



Sold for £16,250 at Phillips de Pury auction last month, this rare glass vase is the decorative masterpiece by Italian architect Ernesto Puppo (1904-1987).

Designed in 1936, the Globe vase is made of engraved and coloured glass. Puppo was one the founders of Modern movement in Italy and in his architecture, design and graphic work he combined rationalist and futurist principles together. This vase express his international work as he immigrated to Argentina, where he built several important modernist buildings.




And with our last collection of Typefaces we finish the review of our OKOLO OFFLINE TWO exhibition in Dresden which runs only last week.

One of the main part of the visual style of the exhibition is also the use of several different typefaces selected from the present and the history of typography. Their original use on a specific parts of the exhibition creates a visually rich content, and also our last collection: Collection of type.

Used types:

Liguria
Jan Novák
CZ
2012
Used in Okolo Liguria magazine, 2012

Falster
Jan Novák
CZ
2009
Used in Okolo Offline exhibition, 2014 

Futura
Paul Renner
Germany
1927
Used in Okolo logo, 2009

Rural
ECAL
Swiss
Used in Okolo in Lausanne magazine, 2014

Stanley
Stanley Morison
UK
1932
Used in Habitus exhibition, 2013

London Underground
Edward Johnston
UK
1916
Used in Okolo Next Step magazine, 2010

Times New Roman
Victor Lardent
UK
1931
Used on www.okoloweb.cz, 2009

Monoxil
Urtd
Slovakia
2007
Used in Okolo Mollino book, 2010

Simplon
Swiss Typefaces
Swiss
Used in Dupont Corian catalogue, 2013

Okolo mono
Jan Novák
CZ
2011
Used in Vienna Only magazine, 2011

Replica
Norm
Swiss
Used in Okolo Heineken Black Chic project, 2013

OKOLO OFFLINE TWO, COLLECTING
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais
3 September - 2 November

Photos: OKOLO, Courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum






Our collections review goes slowly into the final. Now we have here collection of packaging.

Packaging is a product by itself. It suggests what is inside, it is an integral part of the product. It encloses and protects it. In collecting packaging is then often a precious relic, which only evaluate the actual artifact's value. Empty boxes from the various products foreshadow their presence and symbolize their intangible intellectual value without themselves.

OKOLO OFFLINE TWO, COLLECTING
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais
3 September - 2 November

Photos: OKOLO, Courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum








Collecting does not mean only accumulation of material objects. For many, they are often very valuable experiences and memories of events that meant something to them particularly special. So we take our work too. Days in which we recognize the unique places, meet with exceptional personalities and experience wonderful moments with friends are as valuable as remarkable and admiring human creations for us.

OKOLO OFFLINE TWO, COLLECTING
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais
3 September - 2 November

Photos: OKOLO, Courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum






Sixth collection is here.

We admire sports performance, its visual experience and the items that are intended for sports activity. Some of them are also included in this exhibition. This collection presents essentially unique sports accessories and equipment, which excels in durable design, innovative technology, perfect performance or original creative approach of their designers.

Exhibited sports equipment:

Climbing tool
Karel Matějka
CZ
2013
Steel

Run Cloud Spriner Trainers
BOTAS 66
CZ
1980s / 2010 (redesign)
leather, textile, rubber


Alpe'd Huez cycling saddle
Dan Funderburgh for Brooks
UK
2009
Leather, steel

Krust cycling helmet
DeForm for Krust
CZ
2013
Plastic, textile

Charley Harper Aviary skateboard deck
Habitat
USA
2008
Wood

Raptor jacket
Tilak
CZ
2014
Gore-tex

OKOLO OFFLINE TWO, COLLECTING
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais
3 September - 2 November

Photos: OKOLO, Courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum





Another collection from Dresden is here. This time about ordinary and humble objects.

The famous architect Le Corbusier claimed that there are some products that in their forms and functions come so far, that there is not necessary to have any improvement on them. With a similar idea we have selected the following industrial or crafted products whose simple forms are timeless anytime.

Exhibited objects:

Toy house
Rudolf Gerbert
Keramische Werkstätte Johannes Reh, Kamenz Germany, 1925
Earthenware, engobed, relief decoration
Inv.Nr. 33885

Bowl
Margarethe Hofmann
Germany, c. 1931
Wood, turned, lacquered
Inv.Nr. 36037

Bottle with screw cap
Carl Julius Adolph Böhmer
Germany, 19th century Pewter, cast
Inv.Nr. 39258

Container
Lüder Baier
German Democratic Republic, 1954
Ebony, turned
Inv.Nr. 44793

Beaker
Erich Hempel
German Democratic Republic, 1951
Pewter, cast
Inv.Nr. 39683

Classic bottle
Sigg
Swiss
Since 1908
Aluminum, plastic

Wayfarer sunglasses
Ray-Ban
USA
Since 1956
Plastic

Chair
Scandinavia
1960s
Metal, wood, leather

Waiter knife
Victorinox
Swiss
Since 1897
Steel, plastic

Mini AA flashlight
Maglite
USA
Since 1984
Steel



Here is another collection from our exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum in Dresden. This time collection of unique craft objects.

Unique objects out of daily life have always attracted collectors. In this collection we brought together the objects from the different periods and styles. In all of them, unique craft techniques meet notable materials or extraordinary and mannerist artistic language.

Exhibited objects:

Vase with blue glaze – Ao gusuri
Takuo Katô
Japan, 1970–1975
Stoneware, glazed
Inv.Nr. 43640

Animal sculpture of a baboon, “King Drill”
Fritz Hein
Federal Republic of Germany, c. 1970
Stoneware, modelled and painted
Inv.Nr. 47359

Candlestick
Theodor Arthur Winde
Germany, 1924
American red pine, brass
Inv.Nr. 33839

Fossil stone bowl
Jakub Berdych for Qubus
CZ
2013
Stone

African Nude
Karl Hagenauer
Austria
1930s,
Bronze

Faceture candlestick
Phil Cuttance
UK
2013
Resin

Hadovka glass lamp
Dechem
CZ
2011
Glass


OKOLO OFFLINE TWO, COLLECTING
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais
3 September - 2 November

Photos: OKOLO, Courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum