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Bomma: Form, philosophy and phenomena
Bomma creates exquisite light installations from handblown glass.
The plastic bottle artworks of Veronika Richterová
This Czech artist demonstrates the potential to find beauty in garbage.
Iris Cristal honours the legacy of timeless crystal in modern creations
Crystal chandeliers by Iris Cristal express an ancient tradition in exciting new ways.
A dinnerware set inspired by the Czech Cubism
Designed by Svetlana Koženová, the Lilia Collection is a dinnerware set inspired by the slicing planes and crystalline shapes of Czech cubism.
Three innovative ways to combat toxic air
Three student designers have proposed interactive, health conscious ways to deal with air pollution.
Catching poachers on a rhino-cam
With only four northern white rhinos left, this design-oriented solution may be the answer to the catastrophic decline of rhinos due to poaching.
The Sheets desk by Lucie Koldová
Czech designer Lucie Koldova designs an elegant desk for Křehký set to be unveiled at Salone del Mobile 2015.
Ineke Hans gets playful with her latest glassware collection for Czech brand Křehký.
Arik Levy created two innovative and sculptural glass lights for Lasvit at this year's Designblok in Prague.
Nendo's Pressed Lamps represent a new and unusual technique in hand-blown glass.
Still & Sparkling
Nendo’s new glass collections supported by Lasvit were shown at the exhibition Still & Sparkling during the Milano Salone.
Green as glass
Glasshouse is the ideal urban greenhouse, and it doubles up as a functional pendant lamp.
Keen for a steamy session? Enjoy one on the move with the Bicycle Sauna by H3T Architects.
A graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Maxim Velčovský focuses on the design of products and their context.
Craft debate: Maxim Velčovský
Product designer, DI2008 speaker and Design Indaba 10x10 Industrial project participant, Maxim Velčovský weighs in on the craft debate.
And now for the black blob
The design for a new concert and congress centre in Budvar, Czech Republic, has been unveiled by Future Systems, led by Jan Kaplicky.
Cape Town librarians vote Kaplicky
Jan Kaplicky's design for Prague's new national library won the state competition in October last year, causing a political maelstrom.
When “The Soviet Union Forever” was replaced with “Always Coca-Cola”, Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky turned to design as social critique.
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