DESIGN AND FASHION WEEK & GLASS

Designblok 2019

When? 17 October 10:00 – 21 October 21:00

Where? Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Holešovice), U Výstaviště – Prague 7

How much? 350 CZK

Designblok focuses on design and all its areas. In addition to the interior exhibitions, visitors can see presentations of jewellery, clothing and utility design from the best Czech designers. It will offer its installations from 17 to 21 October 2019. The 21st year of the event takes place at the Prague Exhibition Grounds. Every year it presents more than 300 creators, designers and producers. The event is regularly attended by more than 55000 visitors, including over 3000 foreign visitors.

Designblok, Prague International Design Festival is the largest design and fashion show in Central Europe. The history of the festival goes back to 1999. It was founded with the intention of bringing to the Czech environment a parade comparable to foreign design weeks, where the public could get acquainted with domestic and world design creation and creators would find a platform here to present their work, but also to compare it with competitors. Designblok is the most important and the most visited showcase of contemporary design in the Czech Republic. Designblok traditionally introduces the work of designers and manufacturers from all over Europe; it brings up innovations of prestigious brands and prototypes of young designers and design studios.

Prague Design Week is attended annually by over 200 exhibitors in the main Designblok area, which consists of Superstudio, Openstudio and Art House. In addition to the central space, a number of galleries, showrooms and pop-up shops throughout Prague are being opened during Designblok, preparing a special program for visitors.

For more information please check the official website.

TIP: An unusual presentation of modern and historical design will be provided in Lapidárium of The National Museum. In Lapidárium you can see large collections of the oldest stone monuments of sculptural art and architecture from the 11th till the 19th century, for example the original statues from the Charles bridge. Lapidárium is a part of Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice.

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Pleiad of Glass 1946-2019

When? 4 April – 31 December 2019 (Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Tuesday 10:00 – 20:00, Monday closed)

Where? Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, 17.listopadu 2, The Old Town – Prague 1

How much? Full 150 CZK (concession 80 CZK, family 250 CZK)

The exhibition is a part of the world-famous glass collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague from the second half of the 20th and early 21st centuries, the so-called author’s glass. A selection of key works from different decades is accompanied by explanatory chronological texts, including statements by famous representatives of the glass scene. The exhibition illustrates to visitors how and when these exclusive works initiated the development of creative glass in the world. All the works that visitors will be able to admire were created many decades ago, but they do not age, they are still aesthetically contemporary, imaginative in conception, discovered in the technology and used design.

Authored glass (also called studio, individual, solitaire or glass art) is a production designed by artists-glassmakers, which is not intended for mass or manufacturing multiplication. It is an experimental manifestation that transcends the imaginary line between applied art and so-called free art.

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