Design and realisation of the architecture of the Czech Landscape exhibition, which was one of two parts of the Design & Tranformation exhibition in Brussels, presenting the history, present and vision of Czech design.
8. – 02.10. 2022 Prague House Brussels
The Design & Transformation exhibition was created on the occasion of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU thanks to the Academy of Arts Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM) in cooperation with the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and other government institutions.
graphic design Tereza Saitzová and Olga Benešová (Studio Marvil)
photography Vojtěch Veškrna
short films Collective of artists from UMPRUM and AMU under the direction of Michaela Režová
exhibitors | students and recent graduates of UMPRUM
Aneta Honzová & Natálie Costantinová, Anna Jožová, Terezie Lexová & Štěpán Smetana, Monika Martykánová, Markéta Jebavá, Gréta Kušnírová, Jakub Křelina, Tomáš Kučera, Dávid Valovič, Karolína Vintrová, Quynh Trang Tran
exhibitors | teachers and graduates of UMPRUM
Aleš Boem, Studio Geometr – Linda Kaplanová, Klára Spišková, Herrmann & Coufal, Klára Horáčková, Tereza Rosalie Kladošová, Lucie Koldová, Karel Matějka, Olgoj Chorchoj, Jiří Pelcl & Michal Malášek, Milan Pekař, Rony Plesl, Tadeáš Podracký, Agáta Seeháková, Anna Štajglová, Anna Štěpánková
year of realisation 2022
photography Viktorie Macánová, Dáša Kneřová, Vojtěch Veškrna
We designed the installation as a symbolic landscape of mountains growing through the basement and ground floor of the Prague House in Brussels, rising to the top of contemporary design.
In the basement at the foot of the mountains there is a base camp for students and recent graduates of UMPRUM. The corridors towards the projection hall are dominated by photographs from the series by Vojtěch Veškrna. In the projection hall, you can then watch six short films about the stories and history of Czech companies, which were made under the direction of Michaela Režová in cooperation with UMPRUM and AMU.
The second part of the exhibition Czech Landscape is located in the ground floor of the Prague House in Brussels. The peaks of our fantasy landscape are rising above the clouds. In the beautiful historic 19th century rooms, we had the opportunity to exhibit some of the works of UMPRUM graduates and professors. The main hall is dominated by the Lasvit Herbarium glass chandelier, which stands above a lake of hand-tufted carpets from the Masopust Store studio. In the garden, mmcité then shows its production of outdoor furnishings.