„We gave concrete a soul“ claim the three young gentlemen who are behind theGravelli design studio. Jiří Peters, Ladislav Eberl and Tomáš Vacek met during their university studies. They began cooperation and gave birth to a new technology – FixCrete. Concrete with a new face and unique attributes – low weight, surface resistance, shape variety and colour.
Gravelli makes wide range of products from garden furniture to cufflings. Designum gallery presents their home accessories and jewelry.
Block wood earings
triangle wood earings
Industrial objects, engineering, architecture. Common reality, which other peoplehardly notice, becomes her inspiration. Dana imprints it in her jewellery, and by doing so, gives it a new dimension. Hand-made silver and golden rings decorated with unique surface structure. That is the PRINTI collection. MECHANICA and CAPSULE collections were inspired by the principle of telescope. Individual parts fit together and naturally follow the movement of their owner. They become alive. Lates is the SPECTRUM collection inspired by the two main geometrical shapes ( circle and square) and 7 principal colors of spectrum.
She follows her intuition. It led her to the jewelry design and it guides her throughout the whole creative process. Her jewellery comes out of fusion of different materials.The glass jewelery is made with a technique called “lost wax”, which allows Lenka to make a more spontaneous design. Each piece of jewellery is unique as is the woman who wears it.
Lenka comes from a family with a long jewellery making tradition. Research uncovered evidence of eight generations of goldsmiths starting in the year 1650.
Enamor LightBlue Ring
Enamor Lila Earrings
Enamor Orange Ring
Enamor SilverSplash Earrings
Enamor White Earrings
„i am on quest for the fifth element“
Porcelain is a material of four elements. Earth, water, fire and air. The fitfth is the cosmic aether. A relentless pursuit of this ingredience became a fundamental subject of the author´s work.
Studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2005 opened his own studio and gallery “Pirsc Porcelain” in Mikulov, southern Moravia. Daniel devotes himself exclusively to porcelain. His name is associated mainly with his porcelain 3D wallpapers. But Piršč makes also excelent dining sets, vases and lamps. In his objects he connects with ease arts and applied design. Filigrán vase belongs to the Czech 100 Design Icons.
„I am fashion-cautious“
His designs have nothing to do with fashion. He simply cultivates space with the aim of visual attractiveness and smooth function, using the right materials which can do no harm to either people or the environment. Jiri studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Prague and furniture design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1987 he founded an art group ATIKA which caught the attention with an extravagant design. Jiri teaches at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and lectures at local and foreign universities. As an interior designer Jiri realized interiors for ex-president Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle, interiors of the embassies in Rome and Pretoria. In 2006 he won the National Award for design and cost Form 2006 in Germany. It is also the winner of the Czech Grand Design.
„I make the past blend with the future“
Vera´s signature technique of casting metal over cuttlefish bone gives her jewelry a unique expression of timelessness which gets appreciated across generations. Her rings or pendants become a perfect family investment.
Vera Novakova studied metals and precious stones at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She works with traditional materials and traditional techniques but in an unconventional way. Customers love her jewelry made by casting on cuttlefish bone. Vera's work has won several awards and in 2009 she was ranked among the world's most important jewelery designers in the prestige publication Compendium.
Europe’s most modern glass manufactory focuses on innovative technology and contemporary design.
Bomma produces glass collections created by leading designers such as Rony Plesl, František Vízner, Maxim Velčovský and others.
Designer and teacher at the Academy of Arts in Prague. Works mainly with glass and porcelain. His works are included in the collections of important museums such the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Neue Pinakothek in Munich and the Mudac in Lausanne.
An icon of Czech glassmaking. Throughout his career, Vízner worked on creating harmonious geometric objects, instilled with internal tensions. Designum Gallery presents collection of glasses and decanters which were the artist's last work before he passed away in 2011.
One of the most successful and internationaly known Czech glass artists. He distributes his time among free art, interior design and design for mass production. Won GOOD DESIGN AWARD in 2013 and the Red Dot Design Award.
„Time is both our partner and judge“
Daniel Pošta and Zdeněk Vacek know how to deal with time. It becomes a dormant partner of their precision work with fine metals or diamonds. It even co-authors the growth of pearl or crystals. Finally, anything but time decides over the quality of their artifacts.
Jewelry made of precious metals, stainless steel, flax ropes, diamonds, pearls and grown crystals are made simultaneously in several lines, always in a natural follow-up to the previous creation. The play with new materials has a solid foundation in perfect knowledge of the traditional goldsmith's craft.
„I like to build paper castles“
PORIGAMI designs and creates three-dimensional paper cards with the theme of cities, holiday themes and with children motives. The cards combine three techniques: print, laser cutting and handicraft.
„i am (not) an alkie“
Have a drink and see how the whole world can fit in a glass. A little island emerging from inside mirrors the reflection of yours. Don´t you ever feel like a castaway?
Alkoholic glass cup is colourful, innovative and funny. Kristýna Pojerová graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (UMPRUM). Her glass designs have won several prizes in the Czech Republic.
Natural Pop-art and neo Art-noveau, that is how Hanuš Lamr describes his jewelry inspired by motifs from the realm of plants and animals.
Hanus collects interesting natural objects, which he than uses in his creations, making casts of natural structures out of precious metals with diamonds and sapphires or colored plastic. He makes imprints of nature but not exactly. There is usually a „twist“ to the form before the final piece is created, and it often takes quite a long time. At the beginning there could be a leaf, then comes the designing, modeling, casting, etc...
In Designum Gallery we give space to young artists and designers.
Some of them are still in the art school, some are just starting their independent careers. Often we discover them at presentations of Art school examination projects. Many of the presented pieces are unique originals or are made with an innovative technique.
Eva graduaged at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the studio K.O.V.led by Eva Eisler. She likes experimenting with different materials and technologies. Human body is Eva's biggest inspiration, her jewelry must be in harmony with the body lines. SHINING collection: Dynamic energy of red, contrast of white and black in combination with gold and silver. NAIVE collection: Gentle, soft and romantic. Airy reminiscence of childhood.
Klara enjoys playing with geometry. Her jewellery is the celebration of simplicity, harmony, fragility, proportion and geometrical purity. Modern technologies such as laser cutting are omnipresent. Every piece is unique. It's value does not lie in the use of precious metals but mainly in the artistic quality, perfect processing, originaldetails.
Jana a Radim Slovák, designer duo that creates jewelry by combining stainles steel and porcelain, two highly durable and sound materials. Shape and colour are important factors as well as innovative mechanical connections.
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." Rachel Zoe Bow ties, cufflings, belts, wallets, out of wood. The texture of each wood piece is original – you won’t find twothat look exactly the same. Every one is different, individual. Texture carries the story of the tree.
Michaela Tomíšková and Jakub Janďourek work with glass, trying to explore its possibilities. They are fascinated by the characteristics of this miraculous material, its plasticity, its form and breathing life at the moment of melting. "We tell stories in Bohemian glass." is the motto of their colaborative projects.
Eva and Marcel wish to create objects with their own story. They use natural materials and call their style of work “Hand made design”. Within this spirit they create glass objects, jewellery and home accessories. Design work means to them a service to the society and an opportunity to bring happiness to the customers.
Open minded artist, contemporary glass sculptor. He perceives old symbols and gets inspired by them. Sebastian is succeeding in search for perfectly balanced proportions, sensitively crafted details, elegance, nobility, timelessness and power.
„venus loves fashion, too” The oldest ceramic statuette of nude female, famed as Venus of Dolni Vestonice, dates back to more than 25,000 BCE. Now, why it should stay paleolithically nude forever? Student at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague found her inspiration in the oldest preserved ceramics object.