Paddles by Contact Voyaging Co
Paddles by Contact Voyaging Co



Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, Foldboat
Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, Foldboat

José Gourmet products with beautiful packaging design by Luís Mendonca.
José Gourmet products with beautiful packaging design by Luís Mendonca.


Alexander Groves, Kieren Jones and Azusa Murakami designed this special device for collecting plastic pellets polluting the sea. They want produce the set of chairs from these harvested material for The Milan designweek next year.
Alexander Groves, Kieren Jones and Azusa Murakami designed this special device for collecting plastic pellets polluting the sea. They want produce the set of chairs from these harvested material for The Milan designweek next year.
Jon Wegener shaped handplanes
Jon Wegener shaped handplanes
Czech designer Helena Heinz created this nice packaging for her line of soaps. Perfect for swimmers!
Czech designer Helena Heinz created this nice packaging for her line of soaps. Perfect for swimmers!
Guy Cotten have produced water equipment for yachting and fishing since 1964. Here we have its Drenec Smock jacket.
Guy Cotten have produced water equipment for yachting and fishing since 1964. Here we have its Drenec Smock jacket.
Guy Cotten Sou`wester cap
Guy Cotten Sou`wester cap

Enjoy our selection of some interesting various products related to the water and sea. From the conceptual design of the RCA graduates and their Sea chair to the nicely crafted paddles by the Canadian Contact Voyaging Company and fishing products by French brand Guy Cotten, all the products have their own water resistant in their best.










Paddles by Contact Voyaging Co
Paddles by Contact Voyaging Co



Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, Foldboat
Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, Foldboat

José Gourmet products with beautiful packaging design by Luís Mendonca.
José Gourmet products with beautiful packaging design by Luís Mendonca.


Alexander Groves, Kieren Jones and Azusa Murakami designed this special device for collecting plastic pellets polluting the sea. They want produce the set of chairs from these harvested material for The Milan designweek next year.
Alexander Groves, Kieren Jones and Azusa Murakami designed this special device for collecting plastic pellets polluting the sea. They want produce the set of chairs from these harvested material for The Milan designweek next year.
Jon Wegener shaped handplanes
Jon Wegener shaped handplanes
Czech designer Helena Heinz created this nice packaging for her line of soaps. Perfect for swimmers!
Czech designer Helena Heinz created this nice packaging for her line of soaps. Perfect for swimmers!
Guy Cotten have produced water equipment for yachting and fishing since 1964. Here we have its Drenec Smock jacket.
Guy Cotten have produced water equipment for yachting and fishing since 1964. Here we have its Drenec Smock jacket.
Guy Cotten Sou`wester cap
Guy Cotten Sou`wester cap

Enjoy our selection of some interesting various products related to the water and sea. From the conceptual design of the RCA graduates and their Sea chair to the nicely crafted paddles by the Canadian Contact Voyaging Company and fishing products by French brand Guy Cotten, all the products have their own water resistant in their best.










As a highlight of our exhibition Light Sculptures at Lodz Design Festival next week we present two unique lightning designs by architect, designer and artist Růžena Žertová (born 1932) there.

Růžena Žertová is one of the important Czech architects working during the second half of the last century. She was specialized in the design of big department stores, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, when she designed and built Labe department store in Ústí nad Labem or Prio department store in Padubice, among others. These two designs are her most important ones and represent excellent example of the 1960s Czech architecture, as well as very personal approach to brutalism and original thinking about the department store typology.

Architect designed interiors, furniture, lightning design or jewelry as well. In the 1970s she concentrated on design of the lamps mainly. And this is subject of our interest. During 1970s and 1980s she designed several lamps designs in the limited production for Czech applied arts gallery Dílo or for concrete interiors projects. Most of the lamps she produced hand-made with the help of the friends and craftsmen. She used many materials, but metal (brass, copper and aluminum) was her best material to produce her elegant and very minimalist designs. Aluminum gave her a lot of possibilities of the resulted shapes of the shades, especially. Her favorite shapes were round ones. What designer and craftsman Antonín Hepnar did in the turned wood, she produced the same in metal in that time.

Except her limited productions for Dílo, she created many designs for interiors. Most famous is a set of lightning designed for Patria hotel, which was built by architect Zdeněk Řihák in the Slovakian Vysoké Tatry mountains in 1975. Her design of the standing and floor lamps resembles cosmic age aesthetic and looks like an astronaut. The perfect design of the lamp which correspondents with the international design futurist movement of the 1970s, we use for our logo to the exhibition as well.

At Lodz you can see two of Růžena Žertová pieces. One from steel from the 1970s and the second from 1980s made out of aluminum which looks like an strange engine component.

Some informations were taken from the Petra Gajdová Diploma work about the work of Růžena Žertová. Thanks!



As a highlight of our exhibition Light Sculptures at Lodz Design Festival next week we present two unique lightning designs by architect, designer and artist Růžena Žertová (born 1932) there.

Růžena Žertová is one of the important Czech architects working during the second half of the last century. She was specialized in the design of big department stores, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, when she designed and built Labe department store in Ústí nad Labem or Prio department store in Padubice, among others. These two designs are her most important ones and represent excellent example of the 1960s Czech architecture, as well as very personal approach to brutalism and original thinking about the department store typology.

Architect designed interiors, furniture, lightning design or jewelry as well. In the 1970s she concentrated on design of the lamps mainly. And this is subject of our interest. During 1970s and 1980s she designed several lamps designs in the limited production for Czech applied arts gallery Dílo or for concrete interiors projects. Most of the lamps she produced hand-made with the help of the friends and craftsmen. She used many materials, but metal (brass, copper and aluminum) was her best material to produce her elegant and very minimalist designs. Aluminum gave her a lot of possibilities of the resulted shapes of the shades, especially. Her favorite shapes were round ones. What designer and craftsman Antonín Hepnar did in the turned wood, she produced the same in metal in that time.

Except her limited productions for Dílo, she created many designs for interiors. Most famous is a set of lightning designed for Patria hotel, which was built by architect Zdeněk Řihák in the Slovakian Vysoké Tatry mountains in 1975. Her design of the standing and floor lamps resembles cosmic age aesthetic and looks like an astronaut. The perfect design of the lamp which correspondents with the international design futurist movement of the 1970s, we use for our logo to the exhibition as well.

At Lodz you can see two of Růžena Žertová pieces. One from steel from the 1970s and the second from 1980s made out of aluminum which looks like an strange engine component.

Some informations were taken from the Petra Gajdová Diploma work about the work of Růžena Žertová. Thanks!



As a highlight of our exhibition Light Sculptures at Lodz Design Festival next week we present two unique lightning designs by architect, designer and artist Růžena Žertová (born 1932) there.

Růžena Žertová is one of the important Czech architects working during the second half of the last century. She was specialized in the design of big department stores, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, when she designed and built Labe department store in Ústí nad Labem or Prio department store in Padubice, among others. These two designs are her most important ones and represent excellent example of the 1960s Czech architecture, as well as very personal approach to brutalism and original thinking about the department store typology.

Architect designed interiors, furniture, lightning design or jewelry as well. In the 1970s she concentrated on design of the lamps mainly. And this is subject of our interest. During 1970s and 1980s she designed several lamps designs in the limited production for Czech applied arts gallery Dílo or for concrete interiors projects. Most of the lamps she produced hand-made with the help of the friends and craftsmen. She used many materials, but metal (brass, copper and aluminum) was her best material to produce her elegant and very minimalist designs. Aluminum gave her a lot of possibilities of the resulted shapes of the shades, especially. Her favorite shapes were round ones. What designer and craftsman Antonín Hepnar did in the turned wood, she produced the same in metal in that time.

Except her limited productions for Dílo, she created many designs for interiors. Most famous is a set of lightning designed for Patria hotel, which was built by architect Zdeněk Řihák in the Slovakian Vysoké Tatry mountains in 1975. Her design of the standing and floor lamps resembles cosmic age aesthetic and looks like an astronaut. The perfect design of the lamp which correspondents with the international design futurist movement of the 1970s, we use for our logo to the exhibition as well.

At Lodz you can see two of Růžena Žertová pieces. One from steel from the 1970s and the second from 1980s made out of aluminum which looks like an strange engine component.

Some informations were taken from the Petra Gajdová Diploma work about the work of Růžena Žertová. Thanks!





Here you can see our graphics to the Light Sculptures exhibition held this week at The Lodz Design Festival.

On the exhibition we present not only the exhibited lamps, but also this posters showing some of the highlights of the exhibition and some illustrations of the lamps which we could not find during our research.

Lodz Design Festival, 20 - 30 October 2011






Here you can see our graphics to the Light Sculptures exhibition held this week at The Lodz Design Festival.

On the exhibition we present not only the exhibited lamps, but also this posters showing some of the highlights of the exhibition and some illustrations of the lamps which we could not find during our research.

Lodz Design Festival, 20 - 30 October 2011






Here you can see our graphics to the Light Sculptures exhibition held this week at The Lodz Design Festival.

On the exhibition we present not only the exhibited lamps, but also this posters showing some of the highlights of the exhibition and some illustrations of the lamps which we could not find during our research.

Lodz Design Festival, 20 - 30 October 2011






Here you can see our graphics to the Light Sculptures exhibition held this week at The Lodz Design Festival.

On the exhibition we present not only the exhibited lamps, but also this posters showing some of the highlights of the exhibition and some illustrations of the lamps which we could not find during our research.

Lodz Design Festival, 20 - 30 October 2011







You know how we like 1950s Italian design and architecture. And it seems that we slowly are becoming "small experts" for it. Next to OKOLO Mollino book, which was published in the Wallpaper October issue, there is an article about Italian modernist architect Ico Parisi which I prepared for the same issue of this magazine.

My love story with the modernist architect Ico Parisi began some years ago. But this year my interest about his work culminated very much and resulted in my first article for Wallpaper magazine. And how was it? It is interesting story.

When I was in Paris at the beginning of this year, I bought one of the most important books for me there. Quite small book about Ico Parisi published in the 1990s is a really rare publication about this architect. Because about Parisi does not exist almost one book. The work of this hidden icon of the Italian modernist design is very unknown and almost total forgotten. But with my detective eye I found some of his finest creations erected in Como during 1950s in the book which I knew only from few pictures from 1950s Domus until that time. Some of these unique buildings I re-discovered with the help of my brave girlfriend Jana during our visit of Como in April 2011.

It was unbelievable. We found hidden groups of Parisi villas without help of exact address. One of them, villa Bolgiana is featuring in the article in Wallpaper. But it was not enough for true lover of the Parisi work. At the end we visited Parisi flat, where he lived until his death.

After that when I showed my pictures from the villa and the flat to Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper architecture editor, she was fascinated and said me that Wallpaper want to publish this story about forgotten masterpieces by Ico Parisi.

And do you want to know, who is Ico Parisi and in which he is so great? Now you can read my article about Parisi in the October issue of Wallpaper magazine. Enjoy!

Thanks Ellie Stathaki and Wallpaper. Dreams come true!