In collaboration with OKOLO, Brussels-based designer Maarten de Ceulaer presented his creative process and inspiration in the installation called Laboratory.

Models, sketches, drawings, objects of desire and inspiration, memories, catalogues and more symbolize the ingredients of de Ceulaer's creative thinking which is often based on the real natural and chemical phenomenas. Shown at the installation resembling real chemical laboratory, all the de Ceulaer's objects are presented within the context of laboratory glass made by Czech company Kavalier. The installation symbolically framed the exhibits as a rare elements of creativity. De Ceulaer showed creative background of six of his projects: Nomad Light Molecule, Transformations for Fendi, Mutation, Suitcase for Nilufar, Woof and Warp for Moroso, Grid.

Production: OKOLO, Scholastika

Support: Scholastika, Kavalier


Comlicated yet refined wood, ropes and steel rods construction of this armchair is a work of French architect Serge Kettoff who designed it in 1954. It reveals unknown side of French mid-century modernism.



Italian modern classicist Tomaso Buzzi (1900 – 1981) designed this decorative cocktail bar with three stools and wall-mounted washbasin with niche for the occasion of IV Triennale di Monza in 1930. Now you can purchase it at the Phillips de Pury Design Auction at 28 April 2015.

Image Courtesy of Phillips de Pury






















We prepared an exhibition of young Czech design called GENERATION for ZLIN DESIGN WEEK.

Exhibited inside Zlin castle, the show presents work of more than 40 young designers and studios who have been very active on the Czech contemporary design scene in the last 10 years. The exhibition summarizing the creative influence of the youngest generation of designers is divided into 6 chapters including furniture design, glass, porcelain, lighting, product design and interior objects.

The whole installation was constructed from the series of Lack tables from Ikea.

GENERATION

20. – 24. April 2015
Zlín Castle, Soudní 1, Zlín

Exhibitors:
Nastassia Aleinikava, Michal Bačák, Ondřej Batoušek, Tomáš Bém, Lenka Damová, Deform, Dechem, Markéta Držmíšková, Adéla Fejtková, Daniel Gonzalez, Hidden Factory, Petr Hák, Eduard Herrmann, Matěj Chabera, Martin Jakobsen, Jan & Henry, Boris Klimek, Lucie Koldová, Yveta Kroupová, Zbyněk Krulich, Roman Kvita, Kristýna Malovaná, Anna Marešová,Kristýna Markvartová, Mikuláš Novotný, Milan Pekař, Jakub Petr, Tadeáš Podracký, Eva Růžičková, Klára Šumová, Tablo, Antonín Tomášek, Tyformy, Tobyšlo, Tomáš Varga, Veronika/Viktorie, Vjem, Vrtiška–Žák, Romana Vyhnánková, Dirk Wright, Dan Yeffet, Martin Žampach, Adam Železný

Curator:
OKOLO (Adam Štěch)

Graphic design:
OKOLO (Jan Kloss, Matěj Činčera)

Instalation:
OKOLO

Production:
Team of students of UTB University


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.