Featuring pieces by Preciosa Lighting, Kolektiv Ateliers, Clartés Bohemia, Evans Atelier and Astera Glass, some of which were created in partnership with the talented students of UMPRUM.
Well known across the globe Preciosa Lighting is the leading supplier of complete designer lighting solutions along with other crystal components. Trimmings of different sizes, shapes, and colours hang on chandeliers across luxurious interiors worldwide with adequate shine and pride. http://preciosalighting.com/
Kolektiv Ateliers' products are handmade and famous for its creative uniqueness. The company´s highly-talented artisans are passionate about pushing the boundaries of design, blending traditional crafts with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. http://kolektiv.cz/
Clartés prides itself on creating beautiful luxurious chandeliers and decorative glass. Their bespoke projects are of the highgest quality and combine traditional and cutting-edge techniques. http://clartes.com/en
Evans Atelier's work is highly unique – their pieces respond to contemporary design trends yet they maintain a fresh authenticity recognised and valued by their customers. http://www.evansatelier.com/en/homepage.html
Astera offers an outstanding array of techniques to produce any customised glass objects of whatever unusual shape you can think about. Their Glassmania showpieces, designed by UMPRUM students, combine creativity and exceptional craftsmanship. http://www.astera-glass.cz/?lang=en
The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM)
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague was established in 1885. It became a prestigious educational platform in the fields of design, architecture, fine art, photography and film animation, nurturing internationally recognised creative personalities, among the most important of which are the glass artists Stanislav Libenský and František Vízner, the designer Ladislav Sutnar and the artist and puppeteer Jiří Trnka. Today, there are six faculties in the academy, divided up into individual studios led by Rony Plesl, Maxim Velčovský, Olgoj Chorchoj, Federico Díaz, Jiří Pelcl, Liběna Rochová, Eva Eisler and others. The Academy is intensively developing collaborations with Czech manufacturers such as the carmaker Škoda Auto, the footwear manufacturers Botas and Baťa and glassworks such as Bomma, Ajeto, Preciosa and Moser. https://www.umprum.cz/web/en/
Presented by The Czech Centre and CzechTrade together with The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM).
Part of London Design Festival.