After more than one year we are presenting here small catalogue which we did for The Mirror exhibition one year ago at Designblok 2012 in Prague.

We are very happy to invite you on Habitus exhibition curated by our own Monika Doležalová from City Gallery Prague which we participate with graphic design and additional curation.

Last month we have met Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin from experimental studio Formafantasma at their latest exhibition The Stranger Within at MAK in Vienna.

Italian duo living in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has presented selection of their conceptual and performative design pieces from the last 4 years. The exhibition called The Stranger Within organized by MAK curator Thomas Geisler is situated in the historical space of Geymüllerschlössel maison on the outskirt of Vienna.

Formafantasma is interested in social, cultural or material issues in the new contexts and critical visions. Their pieces comments, researches and discovers new points of view on design and its function in our modern society.

At Geymüllerschlössel you can see samples from their projects Botanica, Craftica, Moulding Tradition and other, all interested in cultural, craft and natural heritage of Italy.

Inspired by the historical space from the 18th and 19th centuries, designers have created also new pieces for the space, including glassware for Lobmeyr or The Stranger Within rug designed specifically for the Geymüllerschlössel’s Blue Salon in collaboration with the Italian producer Nodus. "Stood upright in the middle of the Salon, the rug acts like a totem around which the other exhibits distribute themselves through the villa’s adjoining rooms. This textile work was made as a reference to the Jewish family of textile manufacturer Isidor Mautner, which owned the villa from 1888 to 1938 and was then forced to flee the country after the National So-cialists took power," they say about the most recent project.

Designed in 1951, this extraordinary wicker armchair is a constructional masterpiece of Italian modernist Vittoriano Vigano.

Vigano, who was active in Milan during the 1950s and 1960s has designed several architectural projects as well as lightning and furnishings. This armchair with integrated sun shade and table was created for Vittorio Bonacina.

We are happy to show you our latest destination of Open & Drink! exhibition showcasing best contemporary bottle openers.

Opened during Lodz Design Festival last week at our very own bar Zmienatematu in Poland, the exhibition presents 15 bottle openers from all around the world.

Thanks Tomi Lachowski and Ania Lachowska for their support.

L'oeuf, 1942
L'oeuf, 1942
L'oeuf on the street of Paris
L'oeuf on the street of Paris
La 3233 WO, 1951
La 3233 WO, 1951
La Baleine, 1938
La Baleine, 1938

We just discovered amazing futurist work of French car designer Paul Arzens.

Born in Paris, Arzens (1903–1990) have been designing locomotives and cars since 1935. He is most famous for his car prototypes and concepts such as streamlined La Baleine (1938) built on chassis of Buick, or his L'Oeuf, electric miniature car built in 1942. Some eye catching features of the car include the tiny wheels and the high proportion of the bodywork formed of curved transparent plexiglas.

After the war he dedicated his work to designing trains for French National Railway Company (SNCF).

Our favorite London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has teamed up with Italian shoe-maker Gianvito Rossi and presented her first shoe line. Full of patterns, colors and fun, her new boots are really of her signature style.

Our very good friend, designer and collector Maxim Velčovský, has visited famous Le Corbusier's Cité radieuse in Marseille.

Built between 1947 and 1952, the building is the first example of Le Corbusier concept of Unité d'Habitation housing. With 337 apartments over twelve stories and flat roof designed as a communal terrace with sculptural ventilation stacks, a running track, and a shallow paddling pool for children, the building is the city in the city.

Maxim has visited some communal spaces, as well as one of the partly destroyed apartments with the original fittings designed by Le Corbusier and his colleagues. All the details are slowly disappearing witnesses of the mid-century modern social utopia.

Thanks Wallpaper for publishing one of our Cut-out prints in the beautiful interior setting dominated by mid-century Brazilian bookshelf by Joaquim Tenreiro.