For the launch of our Mollino book featured in the last story we have prepared this small installation related to the book, as well as some aspects of Mollino`s life.

The installation we created in the 3DH furniture showroom for the occasion of the presentation only. It included original Mollino`s Cavour table which is in the production of Zanotta now, as well as several books on Mollino or special designed prints showing visual style of the book and its paper models.

Again thanks 3DH showroom, Studio Činčera and Signpek print.

Photo Filip Šlapal











For the launch of our Mollino book featured in the last story we have prepared this small installation related to the book, as well as some aspects of Mollino`s life.

The installation we created in the 3DH furniture showroom for the occasion of the presentation only. It included original Mollino`s Cavour table which is in the production of Zanotta now, as well as several books on Mollino or special designed prints showing visual style of the book and its paper models.

Again thanks 3DH showroom, Studio Činčera and Signpek print.

Photo Filip Šlapal











For the launch of our Mollino book featured in the last story we have prepared this small installation related to the book, as well as some aspects of Mollino`s life.

The installation we created in the 3DH furniture showroom for the occasion of the presentation only. It included original Mollino`s Cavour table which is in the production of Zanotta now, as well as several books on Mollino or special designed prints showing visual style of the book and its paper models.

Again thanks 3DH showroom, Studio Činčera and Signpek print.

Photo Filip Šlapal











For the launch of our Mollino book featured in the last story we have prepared this small installation related to the book, as well as some aspects of Mollino`s life.

The installation we created in the 3DH furniture showroom for the occasion of the presentation only. It included original Mollino`s Cavour table which is in the production of Zanotta now, as well as several books on Mollino or special designed prints showing visual style of the book and its paper models.

Again thanks 3DH showroom, Studio Činčera and Signpek print.

Photo Filip Šlapal












Carlo Mollino represents one of the most authentic creative figures of the last century. Mollino became a modern Renaissance man whose production embraced the entire cultural and technological world of his time thanks to his undisguised love of life and everything that our world offers. For us in OKOLO, the artist personifies a phenomenal medium of creativity and entertainment, which presents a broad spectrum of most our interests through the life of a single person.

This book and original products serve as our tribute to the master. We pay tribute to a hedonist who managed to enjoy life to the fullest, surrounded by everything he was fascinated and amused by.

The book, which presents the work of Carlo Mollino in a different way than usual, is divided into six basic chapters, i.e. six life stages and six of Mollino’s passions. Apart from a text on a specific theme, each part brings a materialized symbol of Mollino’s creativity. Thus, the reader can assemble miniature models of Mollino’s fascinating projects, implementations, and symbols related to Mollino’s life. Paper models serve to update the versatile activities of the charming Italian and place his work into a new context. Mollino will be gradually presented as a visionary designer, excellent architect, courageous race driver, fearless acrobatic pilot, style-setting skier, photographer and womanizer. Mollino is a phenomenon.

Foreword for the book was written by Fulvio Ferrari, curator of the Casa Mollino.

The book was created in the collaboration with Studio Činčera, Signpek print, 3DH furniture showroom and Casa Mollino. Thanks!












Carlo Mollino represents one of the most authentic creative figures of the last century. Mollino became a modern Renaissance man whose production embraced the entire cultural and technological world of his time thanks to his undisguised love of life and everything that our world offers. For us in OKOLO, the artist personifies a phenomenal medium of creativity and entertainment, which presents a broad spectrum of most our interests through the life of a single person.

This book and original products serve as our tribute to the master. We pay tribute to a hedonist who managed to enjoy life to the fullest, surrounded by everything he was fascinated and amused by.

The book, which presents the work of Carlo Mollino in a different way than usual, is divided into six basic chapters, i.e. six life stages and six of Mollino’s passions. Apart from a text on a specific theme, each part brings a materialized symbol of Mollino’s creativity. Thus, the reader can assemble miniature models of Mollino’s fascinating projects, implementations, and symbols related to Mollino’s life. Paper models serve to update the versatile activities of the charming Italian and place his work into a new context. Mollino will be gradually presented as a visionary designer, excellent architect, courageous race driver, fearless acrobatic pilot, style-setting skier, photographer and womanizer. Mollino is a phenomenon.

Foreword for the book was written by Fulvio Ferrari, curator of the Casa Mollino.

The book was created in the collaboration with Studio Činčera, Signpek print, 3DH furniture showroom and Casa Mollino. Thanks!





This week is "Mollino week" for us. We will present you one and only Carlo Mollino and all our projects related to him. We start with the present from Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari.

Our friends from Casa Mollino in Turin sent us their greetings for the new year with the exceptional discovery.

Their work in the Mollino`s archive is the never-ending process. This time they found Carlo`s original shopping list with the very interesting items to buy. One of them is Channel Number 5 perfume which Mollino probably used for his beautiful models to shoot. Small reproduction of the Mollino`s nude is also included in the our greetings.

Thanks very much!




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In the recent time we found several Japanese essentials around us. We selected them and made this styling mosaic of our actual Japanese inspiration.

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Influence of the Japanese contemporary architecture

Contemporary Japanese architecture is very powerful today. Every day you can find many new Japanese houses featured on design blogs. All of them are beautiful and discover new space possibilities and living habits. Czech studio A1 Architects is also influenced by Japanese architectural environment. One of their recent projects is the Hut tea house in Ostrava (model pictured), which illustrates some of the main ideas of Japanese architecture: minimalist space, craft work, traditional rituals, materials.

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Japanese modernists and conceptual spaces

Above we talk about contemporary Japanese dwelling architecture which is highly conceptual. But all of that starts many years ago with work of some celebrated Japanese modernist architects. One of them is Kazuo Shinohara (1925 - 2006). His architecture was based on philosophy and theory very much. In the recent published book titled Kazuo Shinohara, Houses by 2G you can find really interesting examples of his domestic architecture through his whole career.

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New playfulness by Muji

Global brand without label, Muji, has prepared several new toys including collaboration with lego, wooden puzzles inspired by Enzo Mari`s famous designs or these cardboard animals which you can assemble very easily.

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Stationary revolution by Midori

We wrote about Midori products some times ago. But now we have good reason to remind them. Our friends from Denim Heads store based in Prague delivered first Midori products to Czech customers. Do not hesitate and come to buy exclusive envelopes, brass pens or notebooks and diaries.

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Design domination from Nendo

Tokyo-based studio Nendo was one of the busiest designers this year. He collaborated on many products and exhibitions including chandelier for Czech company Lasvit or its own exhibition called Textured Transparencies at Salone del Mobile in Milan (pictured). No doubt that the studio won annual Wallpaper design awards as The Best design of the year.

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Wonderful hand-made denim

Via Prague-based denim store Denim Heads we know something more about the unique Japanese denim. Store sells denim from Japan Blue or Momotaro, whose denim calendar we have on the wall (pictured).

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New patterns

From Ijin Material, London-based denim brand inspired by the best from the Japanese denim goods, comes this delicate shirt.







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In the recent time we found several Japanese essentials around us. We selected them and made this styling mosaic of our actual Japanese inspiration.

1.
Influence of the Japanese contemporary architecture

Contemporary Japanese architecture is very powerful today. Every day you can find many new Japanese houses featured on design blogs. All of them are beautiful and discover new space possibilities and living habits. Czech studio A1 Architects is also influenced by Japanese architectural environment. One of their recent projects is the Hut tea house in Ostrava (model pictured), which illustrates some of the main ideas of Japanese architecture: minimalist space, craft work, traditional rituals, materials.

2.
Japanese modernists and conceptual spaces

Above we talk about contemporary Japanese dwelling architecture which is highly conceptual. But all of that starts many years ago with work of some celebrated Japanese modernist architects. One of them is Kazuo Shinohara (1925 - 2006). His architecture was based on philosophy and theory very much. In the recent published book titled Kazuo Shinohara, Houses by 2G you can find really interesting examples of his domestic architecture through his whole career.

3.
New playfulness by Muji

Global brand without label, Muji, has prepared several new toys including collaboration with lego, wooden puzzles inspired by Enzo Mari`s famous designs or these cardboard animals which you can assemble very easily.

4.
Stationary revolution by Midori

We wrote about Midori products some times ago. But now we have good reason to remind them. Our friends from Denim Heads store based in Prague delivered first Midori products to Czech customers. Do not hesitate and come to buy exclusive envelopes, brass pens or notebooks and diaries.

5.
Design domination from Nendo

Tokyo-based studio Nendo was one of the busiest designers this year. He collaborated on many products and exhibitions including chandelier for Czech company Lasvit or its own exhibition called Textured Transparencies at Salone del Mobile in Milan (pictured). No doubt that the studio won annual Wallpaper design awards as The Best design of the year.

6.
Wonderful hand-made denim

Via Prague-based denim store Denim Heads we know something more about the unique Japanese denim. Store sells denim from Japan Blue or Momotaro, whose denim calendar we have on the wall (pictured).

7.
New patterns

From Ijin Material, London-based denim brand inspired by the best from the Japanese denim goods, comes this delicate shirt.







Sori Yanagi was a great designer and true man. He passed away last december in the age of 96.

As a small tribute to him, we present his Kopf can opener here as a brilliant example of his every day, ordinary as well as durable and functional approach to the product design. This opener received "Good design award" in 1998.

Rest in Piece!