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Prague International Design Festival


Art House Designblok this year at two locations

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Art House Designblok this year at two locations


Completely new look and concept will have for this year's Designblok Art House, a place that any art collector should not miss. For the third year, it will present projects on the border between art and design. Installations of  top Czech designers and international guests will be placed in an unconventional space of two unique architectural buildings: Lapidarium and Spirala Theater at výstaviště Praha Holešovice. After ten years, visitors will have the unique opportunity to view main part of Designblok in one place.



The building was designed by architect Antonin Wiehl as a counterpart to the exhibition pavilion sculptural pavilion Academy of Fine Arts. During the building adjustments in 1908 it was walled up several windows, adding sculptural and relief decoration entrance facade designed by Francis Hergessela and roofs were given the distinctive baroque appearance.

Currently the collection consists of about two thousand collection items, of which over four hundred of the best pieces are exposed, while others are kept in depositories.

Lapidarium will feature designers Formafantasma, Maarten de Ceulaer, Czech artists Jan Komarek, Dominik Lang, Richard Loskot, Kateřina Šedá, Roman Štětina, who will respond directly to the space Lapidary (curator Lenka Lindaurová).


Spirala Theater

The second part of the Art House will be placed in a closed theater Spirala. In the space of exceptional architectural work of 1991, whose authors are Jan Louda, Thomas Kuklík, Zbyšek Stýblo and now president of Applied Arts in Prague Jindrich Smetana, will be placed the M-pod project by Jiři Příhoda, which will take us to the planet Mars.

24. 8. 2015

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