‘Eclipse mirror’ by Uli Budde
Known for their well-curated and undeniably insightful shows, the Czech creative collective Okolo strikes again, this time with an exhibition focusing on the ‘trend of creating mirrors in the context of contemporary experimental design’ which emerged in the recent years. On view at at the Superstudio Clam-Gallasův palác during the upcoming Designblok 2012, Prague Design and Fashion Week which opens on Monday (1 October), ‘The Mirror’ will present various forms of the mirror perceived by contemporary designers and artists such as, among many; Uli Budde, Oscar Diaz, Tomáš Král, OS ∆ OOS and Martin Žampach. (more…)
Light Sculptures by OKOLO
Light Sculptures is a curated exhibition in the box. They have been produced for Santorini Biennale of Arts held at Santorini Island in Greece this summer. Exhibited at Computer house venue in Pyrgos, the project includes prints featuring historical selection of Czech modernist table lamps originated between 1950 and 1990.
Mollino Installation at 3DH Showroom, Prague by Okolo; photo by Filip Šlapal
Okolo, the Czech creative group behind the undeniably insightful ‘Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990′ exhibition (presented during last year’s Lodz Design Festival and featured on Dailytonic in November 2011) has organised yet another inspiring show, this time dedicated to the creative output of one of Italy’s most influential mid-20th century designers, Carlo Mollino. On view at Prague’s 3DH Showroom, the exhibition marks the release of a limited-edition print project celebrating the works of this ‘visionary designer, excellent architect, courageous race driver, fearless acrobatic pilot, style-setting skier, photographer and womanizer’, called OKOLO Mollino. (more…)
'Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990' at Lodz Design Festival; photo courtesy of Okolo
Earlier last week during Lodz Design Festival, the Czech Republic-based creative group Okolo has presented this intriguing exhibition focusing on the Czechoslovak table lamp design created in the second half of the 20th century. Titled ‘Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990’, the exhibition ‘comprised a curatorial selection of several table lamps made during this period in the former Czechoslovakia, or in the territory of the present-day Czech Republic.’ Not a retrospective, it was viewed by its curators as ‘an unrestricted selection that depicts the development of the style of this typology on the example of several prominent designers or unique individual designs.’ (more…)