Czech Design

Pavel Hlava featured image

He was best known for his cut and engraved glass. Hlava enhanced a number of innovative technologies, both in terms of conception and manufacturing. These featured melted silver leaf and other materials, as well as skeleton moulds for shaping glass.Read More →

Zdenek Rossmann featured image

He was a member of the Dev├ętsil group from 1923 until its closure in 1931 and the Brno Dev├ętsil group 1923-27. He designed publications, including Pasmo (1924ÔÇö27) and the Fronta compendium (1927). His work was based on the principles of Bayer and Tschichold.Read More →

Marie Teinitzerová featured image

Marie Teinitzerov├í was born in a little town near Pelhimov called kov. However, she and her parents soon relocated to Jindichv Hradec. In Vienna and Brno, she studied painting. She attended the School of Applied Arts in Prague from 1905 to 1906, then a weaving school in Berlin in 1906. Her research tour took her to Denmark, Sweden, and France, where she attended tapestry workshops in Paris. She returned to Prague in 1908.Read More →

Chair in Czech cubist style

the beginning of the 20th century. Czech Cubism embraced architecture, design and decorative arts and flourished most prolifically in the years immediately preceding and following the outbreak of the First World War.Read More →

Vlastislav Hofman

Vlastislav Hofman (1884 – 1964) was a Czech architect, designer and artist. He studied at the Czech Technical University. He worked in the building department of the Prague magistrate. He was a member of the Artel Cooperative and M├ínes Association of Plastic Artists. In 1911 he left M├ínes and joined the group of plastic artists. He wrote a number of theoretical articles for magazines. In 1912, he left the group and returned to M├ínes. Read More →

Karel Teige featured image

Between the wars, Teige was a prominent figure in Czech art and architecture. He was the editor of many avant-garde magazines, including Disk, Stavba, and ReD, and wrote about photography. Read More →

Jacqueline Groag Textiles

Jacqueline Groag (1903 – 1986) was a Czech textile designer and ceramicist. Born in Prague she studied in Vienna at the Kunstgewerbeschule during the 1920s. In 1937 she moved to Paris where she designed dress prints for Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiparelli and others.Read More →

Antonin Kybal featured image

Antonin Kybal (1901 – 1971) was a Czech designer in the Decorative and Applied Arts.Read More →

Ajeto Glassworks featured image

Ajeto Glassworks – Czech Republic. Borek Spek, a renowned Czech designer, and Petr Novotny, a talented young glassblower, formed this glass company in 1989 Read More →

Ladislav Sutnar featured image

Ladislav Sutnar was a bohemian painter and advertising, display, and industrial designer; born Pilsen (now the Plzen Czech Republic.Read More →

Josef Pohl featured image

Josef Pohl (1894 – 1975) was a Czech lighting designer. He designed the 1929 precursor of the adjustable lamp. Gerd Balzer produced his model. As part of its Kamden collection, Korting und Mathieson created a similar lamp. Pohl and others at the Bauhaus also executed the prototype adjustable wall lamp illustrated in Staaliches Bauhaus, Weimar and produced by Jucker. In 1932, Balzer and Pohl were given the task of coordinating Bauhaus students’ work, which culminated in a competition for conference and furniture design.Read More →

František Zelenka Terezín 1944 theatre props

Franti┼íek Zelenka (1896 – 1942) was a Czech architect and stage and graphic designer. He was born in Prague. Zelenka’s career in the theatre was initiated by K.H. Hilar, the National Theatre director in Prague in 1926.Read More →

Jaroslav Horejc Glass Tumbler

Jaroslav Horejc was a Czech sculptor and designer. He was born in Prague. He studied at the Specialized School of Jewelry and, 1906-10, School of Applied Arts, both in Prague. Read More →