In our library, we have found some press brochures from our favorite fashion house Hermès. Highlighting with great and elegant ilustrations, the brochures create their own compact series of the original print artworks.

Brochures dated between 2003 and 2008 were illustrated by several great illustrators including Yusuko, Richard Mc Guire, Valérie Roy, Filipe Jardim, Emmanuel Pierre, Rosemarie Auberson and many other.



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Photographed at the Fulvio Ferrari's house in Borgio Verezzi.
Photographed at the Fulvio Ferrari's house in Borgio Verezzi.
Photographed for AAAD 2012 exhibition at DOX, Prague.
Photographed for AAAD 2012 exhibition at DOX, Prague.

Something between artwork, poster and illustration, this series of Cut-out prints documents some of the mid-century coffee and low tables designed by Gio Ponti, Gabriella Crespi, George Nakashima, Paul Kjaerholm and many others in very simple 2D shapes. It is our graphic homage to the formal mastery of the modernist design in a fresh contemporary way.


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George Nakashima, Minguren coffee table, 1980s, USA

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Gio Ponti, Custom coffee table from Villa Arreaza, Caracas, 1954, Italy, Venezuela

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Gio Ponti, Coffee table, 1950s, Italy

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Poul Kjaerholm, PK 61 coffee table for E. Kold Christensen, 1956

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Edward Wormley, Coffee table for Dunbar, 1964, USA

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Gabriella Crespi, Coffee table, 1970s, Italy

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Luther Conover, Coffee table, 1955, USA

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Greta Magnusson Grossman, Coffee table for Glenn of California, 1952, USA

Photos by Matěj Činčera, Jaroslav Moravec and Ondřej Přibyl



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Photographed at the Fulvio Ferrari's house in Borgio Verezzi.
Photographed at the Fulvio Ferrari's house in Borgio Verezzi.
Photographed for AAAD 2012 exhibition at DOX, Prague.
Photographed for AAAD 2012 exhibition at DOX, Prague.

Something between artwork, poster and illustration, this series of Cut-out prints documents some of the mid-century coffee and low tables designed by Gio Ponti, Gabriella Crespi, George Nakashima, Paul Kjaerholm and many others in very simple 2D shapes. It is our graphic homage to the formal mastery of the modernist design in a fresh contemporary way.


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George Nakashima, Minguren coffee table, 1980s, USA

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Gio Ponti, Custom coffee table from Villa Arreaza, Caracas, 1954, Italy, Venezuela

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Gio Ponti, Coffee table, 1950s, Italy

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Poul Kjaerholm, PK 61 coffee table for E. Kold Christensen, 1956

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Edward Wormley, Coffee table for Dunbar, 1964, USA

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Gabriella Crespi, Coffee table, 1970s, Italy

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Luther Conover, Coffee table, 1955, USA

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Greta Magnusson Grossman, Coffee table for Glenn of California, 1952, USA

Photos by Matěj Činčera, Jaroslav Moravec and Ondřej Přibyl

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Angelo Brotto, Malizia wall light for Esperia,1974
Angelo Brotto, Malizia wall light for Esperia,1974
Nicola L, L'Oeil floor lamp, 1969
Nicola L, L'Oeil floor lamp, 1969
Man Ray, Le Temoin table for Dino Gavina, 1971
Man Ray, Le Temoin table for Dino Gavina, 1971

We have found three unique 1970s designs which look on you through the eyes.

1970s pop design and extravagance of the new robust decorative style is evident in these three interior objects inspired by kitsch as well as surrealism.

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Angelo Brotto, Malizia wall light for Esperia,1974
Angelo Brotto, Malizia wall light for Esperia,1974
Nicola L, L'Oeil floor lamp, 1969
Nicola L, L'Oeil floor lamp, 1969
Man Ray, Le Temoin table for Dino Gavina, 1971
Man Ray, Le Temoin table for Dino Gavina, 1971

We have found three unique 1970s designs which look on you through the eyes.

1970s pop design and extravagance of the new robust decorative style is evident in these three interior objects inspired by kitsch as well as surrealism.




Our favorite designer Sébastien Cordoleani announced his new website and we have discovered his amazing Trame lightning object on it.

Designed in 2012, Trame is something between art object and functional lamp made out of spray-painted perforated sheet steel. "Trame questions decor and colour, and proposes a polychromatic, object of many forms and facettes," said designer.

His work reminds us kinetic artworks from the pioneer artists of kinetic art movement, such as Jesús Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Yaacov Agam, who worked in Paris during the 1960s and exhibited mainly in Galerie Denise René. Cordoleani's lamp is a chromatic visual poetry for everyday life.

Trame was designed for Galerie Gosserez in limited editions of 8 pieces + 2 artist's copies + 2 prototypes for each model.








Some time ago, we have visited Czech architect and designer Otakar Binar born 1931) in his Liberec studio. One the members of legendary modernist movement SIAL, he showed us some of his work, projects and realisations.

Binar as a member of cult SIAL Liberec (Association of Engineers and Architects) founded by progressive group of architects around Karel Hubáček and Miroslav Masák in 1968, is responsible for some great interior and architecture projects during the 1960s and 1970s.

Celebrated author of sci-fi interior of Ještěd hotel close to Liberec is, among others, architect of Pavilion A building at the Liberec trade fairs. Built in 1972, the structure is modulated by series of cascade volumes. The interior was furnished by Binar himself, as well as by designer and glass maker Karel Wünsch, who designed amazing lightning objects for the space. The building is no more existing.






Some time ago, we have visited Czech architect and designer Otakar Binar born 1931) in his Liberec studio. One the members of legendary modernist movement SIAL, he showed us some of his work, projects and realisations.

Binar as a member of cult SIAL Liberec (Association of Engineers and Architects) founded by progressive group of architects around Karel Hubáček and Miroslav Masák in 1968, is responsible for some great interior and architecture projects during the 1960s and 1970s.

Celebrated author of sci-fi interior of Ještěd hotel close to Liberec is, among others, architect of Pavilion A building at the Liberec trade fairs. Built in 1972, the structure is modulated by series of cascade volumes. The interior was furnished by Binar himself, as well as by designer and glass maker Karel Wünsch, who designed amazing lightning objects for the space. The building is no more existing.






Some time ago, we have visited Czech architect and designer Otakar Binar born 1931) in his Liberec studio. One the members of legendary modernist movement SIAL, he showed us some of his work, projects and realisations.

Binar as a member of cult SIAL Liberec (Association of Engineers and Architects) founded by progressive group of architects around Karel Hubáček and Miroslav Masák in 1968, is responsible for some great interior and architecture projects during the 1960s and 1970s.

Celebrated author of sci-fi interior of Ještěd hotel close to Liberec is, among others, architect of Pavilion A building at the Liberec trade fairs. Built in 1972, the structure is modulated by series of cascade volumes. The interior was furnished by Binar himself, as well as by designer and glass maker Karel Wünsch, who designed amazing lightning objects for the space. The building is no more existing.






Designed and crafted by Jacob Halder from Greenwich, England, around 1600, these pieces of armour are the finest artefacts from the golden age of armour artistry.

Tha famous Greenwich Armory was founded by Henry VIII before 1515 and turned out distinctive ware throughout the Tudor and Elizabethan periods and during the early years of the English Civil War. Jacob Halder and his workshop belongs to the most famous craftsmen working in Greenwich. Armours designed for kings and lords symbolized medieval knights cult and its tradition, even in the early modern times, when new forms of armour, weapons and fight were discovered.

Today, the pieces represent the greatest craft of the period and extraordinary connection of function and decoration.

Photo courtesy of George F. Harding Collection and Royal Collection