The 25th Biennial of Graphic Design Brno

The Czech design competition revamps its approach in an anniversary year

by Adam Štěch In its 25th edition, the Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, Czech Republic, takes a radical turn in its new organizational team, exhibition concept, and a more curated approach to the selection of artworks and accompanying exhibitions. The Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno is one of the oldest events of its kind in the world. Biennials of art, sculpture, architecture or …

Made by Breath

Czech designer Michaela Tomišková combines glass, crystal and electricity to create elegant and modern lamps

by Adam Štěch Two different stories of Czech craft heritage have come together in two different types of glass for a collection of lamps, “Made by Breath”, from young Czech designer Michaela Tomišková. The 2011 Prague AAAD graduate has indeed given new life to traditional production with her unorthodox use of materials—in collaboration with two national glassworks—each specializing in different forms of production. The legendary …

Křehký Festival of Art Design

Design shines in Mikulov, Czech Republic

by Adam Štěch Nestled among the beautiful landscape of the Pálava hills near the border of the Czech Republic and Austria, Mikulov is a romantic town in the heart of Moravian wine country. Between 1-3 June 2012, the ancient chateau above the town will host the Křehký Festival of Art Design for the second time. The small festival maintains an intimate, convivial atmosphere where curators, …