Hiroshi Hara with Lenka visiting the site of his new Raiding Cube project.
Hiroshi Hara with Lenka visiting the site of his new Raiding Cube project.
Sleeping Tomáš, Lenka, Adam from OKOLO and Hiroshi Hara at Roland's beautiful house.
Sleeping Tomáš, Lenka, Adam from OKOLO and Hiroshi Hara at Roland's beautiful house.
Hiroshi, Lenka and Paris-based Japanese artist Setsuko Nagasawa.
Hiroshi, Lenka and Paris-based Japanese artist Setsuko Nagasawa.
Our team during the shooting.
Our team during the shooting.

Last June we went to Austrian village of Raiding to meet Japanese architecture elite and document amazing project of Raiding Foundation created by Tokyo-based Austrian journalist Roland Hagenberg.

With Prague-based Lenka Míková of Edit! Architekti and photographer Tomáš Souček we have visited marvelous Austrian village of Raiding, birthplace of classical music composer Franz Liszt, to document special architecture project called Raiding Foundation. Founded by Roland Hagenberg, lover of Japanese architecture, the project focused on Raiding as a place for architecture experiments.

Roland have invited several famous Japanese architects to propose projects for different places around the village. The result is the series of small experimental architecture objects or installations which will be built in the following years. One of them, guesthouse Storkhouse by Terunobu Fujimori is already on place.

We have visited Roland's beautiful house in time when another famous Japanese architect visited the site and proposed his experimental Raiding Cube, the residency house for young musicians. The name of the architect is Hiroshi Hara, master of Japanese post-metabolist movement and architect of several monumental buildings such as Umeda Sky Building in Osaka (1993) or Kyoto Station (1997).

We have documented the project for Wallpaper magazine recent October 2013 issue, where you can find the article about. In the meantime we show you some nice photos with some of our new friends we have met there. Thanks Roland for the photos.

More about the project and amazing people we have met very soon!

Hiroshi Hara with Lenka visiting the site of his new Raiding Cube project.
Hiroshi Hara with Lenka visiting the site of his new Raiding Cube project.
Sleeping Tomáš, Lenka, Adam from OKOLO and Hiroshi Hara at Roland's beautiful house.
Sleeping Tomáš, Lenka, Adam from OKOLO and Hiroshi Hara at Roland's beautiful house.
Hiroshi, Lenka and Paris-based Japanese artist Setsuko Nagasawa.
Hiroshi, Lenka and Paris-based Japanese artist Setsuko Nagasawa.
Our team during the shooting.
Our team during the shooting.

Last June we went to Austrian village of Raiding to meet Japanese architecture elite and document amazing project of Raiding Foundation created by Tokyo-based Austrian journalist Roland Hagenberg.

With Prague-based Lenka Míková of Edit! Architekti and photographer Tomáš Souček we have visited marvelous Austrian village of Raiding, birthplace of classical music composer Franz Liszt, to document special architecture project called Raiding Foundation. Founded by Roland Hagenberg, lover of Japanese architecture, the project focused on Raiding as a place for architecture experiments.

Roland have invited several famous Japanese architects to propose projects for different places around the village. The result is the series of small experimental architecture objects or installations which will be built in the following years. One of them, guesthouse Storkhouse by Terunobu Fujimori is already on place.

We have visited Roland's beautiful house in time when another famous Japanese architect visited the site and proposed his experimental Raiding Cube, the residency house for young musicians. The name of the architect is Hiroshi Hara, master of Japanese post-metabolist movement and architect of several monumental buildings such as Umeda Sky Building in Osaka (1993) or Kyoto Station (1997).

We have documented the project for Wallpaper magazine recent October 2013 issue, where you can find the article about. In the meantime we show you some nice photos with some of our new friends we have met there. Thanks Roland for the photos.

More about the project and amazing people we have met very soon!








When we have created our very own Vienna Only issue, leather animals from designer Adrien Rovero and leather maker Thomas Posenanski play one of the main roles in our magazine. After three years of experiments, Rovero updated his animals and now produce for fashion house Hermes.

Called Clickazoo, the collection includes foldable leather animals. The animals laying flat in their packaging become alive when manipulated by their users. The patterns are always simple and they vary from one animal to the other. Rovero updated his design in new details, new quality leather, colors as well as new species.

See some technical drawings from Adrien, as well as final products, now available from Hermes.










There are some photos of our new space OKOLO/Pedal Project Studio in Bořivojova 77 in Prague. You are welcome for drink and talk all the time.

Photos by Tomáš Souček


We are so pleased to be part of The Brompton Pitch project curated by Disegno magazine and Jane Withers during upcoming London Design Festival 2013.

Set on the Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London’s museum quarter, The Brompton Pitch is a three-day platform for designers to sell products or services throughout the festival. The site has been curated by design consultant Jane Withers and Disegno's editor-in-chief Johanna Agerman Ross.

The studios exhibiting as part of the Pitch are Okolo, Casting London, Fixperts, Phil Cuttance and Studio Chehade. The final stand will be occupied by Disegno.

The exhibiting studios are eclectic, feeding into the basic principle behind The Brompton Pitch. "We want to put things right onto the street and see how design stands up in an open forum context," says Withers. "It’s about showing a non-design audience that design isn’t just about pretty products and cute chairs but can engage with our lives in other ways."

The Brompton Pitch opening hours:

19 September: 12 noon - 8.30pm
20 September: 12 noon - 7pm
21 September: 12 noon - 7pm

More at Disegno.




This rare vintage 1950 BMW Berlin III 328 Powered Speedboat is auctioned at the inaugural Bonhams auction in the fashionable seaside town of Knokke-Le-Zoute in Belgium on Friday 11th October.

It is focused mainly on modern European engineering including vintage cars. But we are most intrigued by elegance of this speedboat which was recently restored. Streamlined form and luxury materials meets in this vehicle representing little bit unknown history of famous BMW company.




Our installation 1910 - 1990 at Window Gallery in Prague, showing five important cities from design history of the last century, featured in the latest issue of German magazine Form. Many thanks!







Some time ago we have visited famous Czech minimalist sculptor Stanislav Kolíbal. His early unrealized designs of lightning caught our eyes very much.

Designed in 1954, his lightning proposed for ÚBOK, Czechoslovakia Institute of Interior Design, is rare example of his foray into applied arts. Kolíbal is famous for his minimalist and existentialist sculptures mostly created by him during the 1960s and 1970s.

In his archive we have discovered some designs for table, floor as well as suspended lamps in the form of intimate kinetic sculptures echoed mobiles of Alexander Calder admired by Kolíbal very much. Unfortunately, any lamp was realized.

Photos by Jaroslav Moravec




Pedal Project recently released the special limited edition of cycling light in the collaboration with Bookman.

It is our pleausure to announce that after some time, we have a new product in stock. This time, it is a collaboration with a young Swedish brand, which produces bike lights. Their emphasis on design is close to us and was one of the main reasons why we have decided to make this small cycling accessory with this brand. Only a limited edition of 60 lights has been made and you can buy them exclusively on our website or personally at the OKOLO/Pedal Project studio in Bořivojova 77, Prague 3 as well as the official Bookman website.









We have just recently opened our first exhibition at our very own OKOLO/Pedal Project studio in Prague.

Called Open & Drink!, the exhibition showcases some of the interesting modernist and contemporary bottle openers is simple colorful installation. All the bottle openers are packed in the transparent plastic on colorful papers.

We love beer and also simple things for everyday use. A beer bottle opener is therefore a materialization of a perfect object, which has been designed specifically for one particular reason and that is taking the metal cap off a glass bottle.

Our exhibition project Open & Drink! presents several contemporary and also historical bottle openers from all over the world and inspects how much can one specific function take the shape of sophisticated forms. Bottle openers shaped like wooden prisms, metal abstract compositions or romantic natural shapes, or an inspirational object. These and many more forms of this everyday object we bring to you at the exhibition Open & Drink! We don’t just evaluate the typology of the opener as it is, but also about the process of opening the beer, which can be opened with many things not purposed for it. That’s why you should open and drink!

Photos by Tomáš Souček