Czech

Sutnar On the Grid


Published in Prague for only four years (1926-1930), these issues of the rare Czechoslovakian periodical, Výtvarné snahy [Art Endeavors], feature covers designed by Ladislav Sutnar during 1928 and 1929.  Relevant to the National Design Library’s rare and special collections for both content and graphic design, they also support Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s Sutnar archives and holdings, representing his earlier work while still living in Prague.
Ladislav Sutnar, New Typography, Czech

Zed


The German wallpaper company Rasch, founded in 1897, produced the original Bauhaus wallpapers in 1929. For their 1992 Zeitwande collection, Rasch commissioned eleven different designs from nine internationally-recognized designers, including Memphis Group designers Ettore Sottsass, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Alessandro Mendini, and Czech architect and designer, Bořek Šipek.
Glass, bead, vinyl, applique, wall coverings, wallpaper, Rasch, Bořek Šipek, Czech

A Memorial to Jan Palach


An exhibition dedicated to the memorial designed by Czech architect John Hejduk for the Czech philosophy student, Jan Palach, who committed suicide in 1969 in protest to the Czech government’s repression of the Prague Spring. Scale models of the House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide are on display, along with the poem that inspired Hejduk, David Shapiro’s The Funeral of Jan Palach.
Czech, john hejduk, Prague Spring, memorial, models, exhibitions

Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design


An exploration of Prague's vibrant Cubism movement, which thrived between 1910 and 1925. The majority of the furniture, architectural renderings, ceramics, and metalwork on display are on loan from the Museum of Decorative Arts and the National Technical Museum, both in Prague. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein in collaboration with Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts and its National Technical Museum.
Cubism, Prague, Czech, 20th century, furniture, ceramics, Architecture, architectural drawings, metalwork, traveling exhibitions