Atika (1987 – 1999) – Czech Design Group

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"Sach" Wood Sculpture Side Chair by Vit Cimbura for Atika, No. 14/1, Czech, 1988
“Sach” Wood Sculpture Side Chair by Vit Cimbura for Atika, No. 14/1, Czech, 1988

Atika (1987 – 1999) was a Czech Design Group located in Prague.

Background

Atika was formed in 1987 and aligned with the Anti-Design orientation of Archizoom, Alchimia, and Memphis in Italy. One of its goals was to support Post-Modernism, seeking an outlet for experimentation and new means of expression. Its expressive language used signs of symbolic meanings that referred to nature, society, and urban destruction. The designers mainly worked with wood, metal, and leather in a wide colour range. Its members described themselves as angry young designers, including Bohuslav Horak, Vit Cimbura, Jaroslav Susta Jr., Jiri Pelcl, and Jiri Javurek. Atika was dissolved in 1992.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

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