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Zorya

Designer duo, Daniel Pošta and Zdeněk Vacek, employ precious metals and gems or surgical steel in their jewelery collections. Their use of alum, pyrite or galenite crystals grown on a linen rope represents a unique approach.

Gravelli

Concrete as a noble material, processed by Gravelli studio, receives a new minimalistic morphology of furniture, accessories and jewel.

Milan Pekař

Design of Milan Pekar, aide of Ceramics and Porcelain studio in the AAAD in Prague reflects his profound knowledge of the production technologies of these two materials. He also likes to experiment with them and has developed a technology that enables him to create enamel with extravagant-looking crystal elements the placement of which is partly random.

František Vízner

For the time of his career, Frantisek Vizner produced atelier works by cutting shaped glass objects and nowadays, he is among the legends of Czech glassmaking. His work is based on functional shapes of bowls and plates. Their simple and clean volumes, however, can be perceived as individual sculptures.

Janja Prokić

Jewelery collections, designed by Janja Prokić, are entirely in the spirit of organic morphology and find inspiration in social archetypes, shamanism, fairy-tales, floral patterns, and elements of the wilderness. Her jewels as more than decoration, but as a means to represent and define its bearer.

Monika Kořínková

Monika Korinkova is a student of AAAD Prague’s Atelier of Product Design. She had the opportunity to introduce her work in many exhibitions worldwide. She currently focuses on product design, installations, and architecture or exhibition concepts.

Daniel Piršč

Daniel Pirsc established the Studio Pirsc in Mikulov in 2005 and since then, he has been focusing primarily on the author production. Apart from traditional functional forms of china, Pirsc has been creating china objects for architectonic purposes.

Nastassia Aleinikava

Author of jewels combine fragile delicacy with geometrical purity. She builds on the tradition of artistic crafts, employs traditional goldsmith metals together with less usual natural materials.

Olgoj Chorchoj

Michal Fronek and Jan Nemecek, both directors of the AAAD Prague’s Production Design Atelier, established the studio in 1990. The studio focuses on industrial design, furniture design, architecture, and other interiors.

Rony Plesl

Rony Plesl, academic sculptor and one of the most successful Czech artistic glassmakers focuses on free creation, interior design, designs for small- and large-batch production for both Czech and foreign glass producers, and produces limited editions under his own brand. He has taken part in numerous excellent exhibitions and works as the director of the Atelier of Glass at AAAD in Prague.

Dechem

The Dechem author studio consisting of Michaela Tomiskova and Jakub Jandourek features glass design. Their lamps, bowls, and freely standing, as they say, “breathe” life into the glass.

Rozbíjím se

Rozbíjím se (Breaking Apart) is a project on the verge of gastronomy and design. The contents and names of various types of chocolate tell stories and combine unexpected ingredients: oak bark, moss, or golden slices, etc.

Mária Čulenová

Maria Culenova graduated from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and, together with Jana Ruzickova, she established the Supro Studio in 2004. The studio focuses on product design, furniture design, private and public interiors, and exhibition areas.

Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus

Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus have been working together since their studies at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2011, they started their own studio. Covering design of lighting, furniture, and interior accessories, their production often crosses the border of design and architecture, and can be find in a number of world’s galleries such as Mint in London or Rossana Orlandi in Milan or Luminaire.

Martina Žílová

Martina graduated from Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem and from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The pivotal point of her production is author’s china. In 2014, she was awarded the Student Design award and she introduced her work at Talents Ambiente Messe Frankfurt. Nowadays, she works at the “Shit Happens and shop” studio.

Maestrokatastrof

Maestrokatastrof is the brand of Silvia Lubenova, graduate from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, who produces complete and topical collections of illustrated china, but solitaire pieces as well. The author works with the standard offer of Czech china factories, but she mostly she uses pieces of china found in antique shops – pieces of art with history.

Sebastian Kitzberger

Sebastian is a student to Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and is the youngest generation of glass artists. It freely employs a large scale of glass-working technologies and the results of his work are charming, extravagant, and difficult to imitate. He has introduced his collection among others at London Design Festival 2014, Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2015 and at Designblok 2014 in Prague where he was awarded the Design Talent Card.

Martina Hudečková

A student to the Ceramics and China Atelier of AAAD in Prague, Martina is creating interesting objects under the lead of M. Velcovsky and M. Pekar – and we will surely hear about her. Although the latest work of the author, The Comet, is a conceptual piece, the candleholders from the Zatisi (Still Life) with the central topic “Let there be Light” brought the author the nomination for Talent Card at Designblok 2014.

Věra Nováková

The jeweler is the graduate of the K.O.V. atelier at AAAD in Prague. She has been using traditional technologies and materials, yet nontraditional processes when creating limited series of jewels. Beginning as an experiment, the result is the traditional jewel focused on the comfort of the bearer. Her work is among the world’s thousand most important author jewelers in the prestigious publication of Compendium.

Adéla Fejtková

Adela Fejtkova is the student to AAAD in Prague’s K.O.V. atelier. She works with innovative and nontraditional materials and tries not to leave the genuine handwork. In her production, she tries to avoid descriptivism, likes to mystify, and creates non-conventional forms and new meanings to them. The jewels are not clear in their typology, they are rather universal objects that one can bear or put them in a display.

Lucie Koldová

Designer made herself visible thanks to her clear and powerful conception. It is not only Czech producers such as Brokis, Lugi, Process, or Krehky who seek for her work. Lucie creates collections on the precise processing of glass, wood, metals, or other materials. Lucie holds the Czech Grand Design award from 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her work can be seen in prestigious European galleries of contemporary art and design.

Brokis / Baloons

The collection of lamps Baloons are timeless and simple. Depending on the environment, the can be playful and clean and become an architectonic element of the interior or an object of art. We should point out the work of glass-workers from the Brokis factory. The largest of the Baloons is the maximum one can get when hand-blowing glass.

Lasvit / Neverending glory

Five beautiful chandeliers, designed for Lasvit - the leading light fittings manufacturer, that will set your fantasy off to world’s theatres, ballets or concert halls… The authors have used seemingly simple silhouettes of well-known and iconic chandeliers and created a new unique collection of Neverending Glory. The collection retells the old and long story...

Lasvit / Moulds

The powerful moment of the collection of lamp sis the contrast of materials and reminiscence or rather an exhibition and revelation of the Czech traditional method of glass blowing. The idea was born when the authorsvisited the warehouse in the glassworks and found old molds. The clean and fragile substance of blown glass in contrast with the wooden burnt molds burnt will become the dominant of any interior.

mmcité

The company is exclusively dedicated to solutions for urban public spaces. Street furniture is another layer forming part of the character of a historical city. It is not easy to quietly, cleanly and elegantly add another element. An important element. mmcité is happy to be motivated by the awareness of a hidden influence on the taste of everyone. The manufacture of street furniture has become a cultural mission.

Preciosa / Preciosa Lighting

The company is a leading global provider of designer lighting. The latest technology is combined with traditional craftsmanship and the long experience of glassmakers. The portfolio includes lighting solutions for interiors as well as for public places such as hotels, theatres, congress centres and religious buildings. The company officially started manufacture in 1948.

Eva Eisler

One of the world's major art jewellery-makers is Head of the Metal Atelier of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and is also employed in the field of Architecture, Design and Visual Arts. Ms. Eisler is dedicated to curatorial and exhibition activities. She was a long-term lecturer at the New York University, Parsons School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artworks are represented in many important collections in the United States and Europe.

Maxim Velčovský

A head of the Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain at the UMPRUM Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague is known for his conceptual work and attitude. In 2002 he took part in founding a studio QUBUS, the very first design shop in Prague. Nowadays he has become an art director of the Lasvit Company. He is a winner of the Czech Grand Design Prizes and his works are found in many European galleries.

Daniel Gonzalez

He is a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in the Product Design Atelier of Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček. In 2009, he founded the MÜTANTA Atelier with a colleague. He is currently engaged in product and graphic design, as well as web design. He has organised numerous installations and exhibitions for Czech and foreign manufacturers and brands.

Kovonax

This traditional Czech manufacturer of metal furniture has a history dating back to 1908 and is one of the first factories where the surface of products began to be galvanically modified. Modern and retro chairs, tables and side tables, beds, chairs and swivel seats are included in the product range. There are also numerous beautiful interior accessories, as well as hospital and nursing beds — all in top-class, precision design.

Coffee source

In Cihelna coffee is served in ceramic mugs, typical of the '70s and '80s, coming from a local porcelain factory. New York Doctor of Chemistry, Peter J. Schlumbohm, discovered the most delicious way to filter coffee in the Chemex brand of brewer in 1941. Coffee originates from the Coffee Source roasting plant. Premium coffee blends, exclusive and bio-organic coffee are served — all tasted, verified and recommended. Sit on chairs of the mmcité company. The view and the time spent here are up to you...

Mi Won Mcghee

She is a graduate of the Pottery Atelier at the Glasgow School of Art, currently living and working in Prague, where she owns a studio with Milan Pekař. Her work is an intelligent synthesis of classic shapes, materials and decorating techniques with a contemporary and often humorous theme.

Soffa mag

This is a monthly magazine which is a pleasure to browse through. A magazine about inspiration, lifestyle, fashion, good food, travel and places, flowers and music to inspire readers. A magazine filled with photos, design and art. A new edition is available monthly in Cihelna.

Blueberries

Markéta Richterová, ranked among the best jewellers in the Czech Republic and designer, Zbyněk Krulich, attracted attention mainly by their strong installation concept. Both are chiefly inspired by organic and inorganic structures which, under the Blueberries brand, they collectively transform into fresh results with hi-tech technology. Blueberries futuristic jewellery is made, for example, of acrylate, carbon fabric and fine metals. The lengthy period of handwork in its creation has obviously paid off. Markéta was awarded the Editors' Prize at Designblok 2009. Blueberries received the Jewellery Designers of the Year Award at the 2012 Czech Grand Design.

Veronika & Viktorie

The design studio duo presented themselves to the public with their collection of vases and mirrors at last year's Designblok. Both artists are graduates of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and work in different sectors of Design. However, in both product design and interior implementations, their pure approach to materials and a style revealing female creators are undeniable.

Tadeáš Podracký

He has graduated at UMPRUM Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. He could be recognised by his specific emphasis on aesthetics and forms of objects. He rather often confronts and analyses historical versus present context of all things. His works are monumental, plain and always made very precisely. Besides, the author is a Czech Grand Design prize winner.

Markéta Kratochvílová

Marketa Kratochvilova uses the jewel mainly as a means of expressing its relation to woman body. The jewel is not a mere supplement, but an active element of self-expression. Being on the edge of jewelry and artistic object, her production is based on organic shapes and different materials: textile, ebony, talc, leather, polymers, etc. In coproduction with Tadeas Podracky, she was awarded the Czech Grand Design in 2014.

Tomáš Vacek

Tomas is a young Czech designer exhibiting in New York, Milan, Munich, or Designblok in Prague. Apart from his own projects, Tomas works for Gravelli, a Czech company focusing on concrete products. He focuses on clean, timeless design, stressing ergonomics and environmental aspects.

Vrtiška-Žák

Roman Vrtiska and Vladimir Zak graduated from AAAD in Prague and are members the young generation of designers with a wide range of interest. They focus on projects in architecture, product design, and graphical design. Environmental aspects are very important for their production; their products are known to be very high quality and very durable. Among their clients are Beldafactory, Verreum, Freshlabels etc.

DuPont™ Corian®

The DuPont Company is the top in innovative technologies and materials at global market. Corian was first developed as the very best solution for kitchen and bathroom surfaces due to its characteristics. It comes to all fields which have something to do with interior or exterior of buildings. Its brand new and patented process of manufacturing DeepColour™ Technology then represent very unique possibilities of shaping when using darker shades.

Tomáš Bém

He has graduated at the Studio of Design at University of J. E. Purkyne. Typical works of the author are recognisable thanks to purity and simplicity of its form, with a respect to material and functionality. He is interested in design of products, light fittings and working in interior. He has attracted attention with his floor lamps collection Trautna or with a children’s furniture collection Elke, which have been made in collaboration with an A3B Atelier.

Matěj Polách

He has graduated at the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio at UMPRUM. His works are always smart, functional, he often puts emphasis on social and ecological issues. Author respects and defines options of material limits and its ensuing particular processing. He has drawn public’s attention with his aesthetically exquisite object of a whale and with his master’s project, in which he constructs a machine for vases.

Studio Revír

Both authors have graduated at the Studio of Product Design at Faculty of Art and Design at Usti nad Labem. They pursue in a furniture design and in interior accessory. They work with material very painstakingly, thoughtfully and they put an emphasis on perfect processing. At Cihelna you will find mirrors from their Planets collection.




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