17. – 21. 10. 2019
Designblok Prague International Design Festival Výstaviště Praha Holešovice
Cermodern (Altınsoy Street, Number: 306101 Sıhhiye/Ankara/Turkey) September 27 – October 30, 2019
The exhibition opening on September 26, 2019 coincides with the celebrations of the Czech National Day and will be accompanied by live glass-blowing performances by Dechem Studio and ceramics spraying show by Roman Šedina.
Czech Republic is internationally well-known for its famous Bohemian crystal and centuries old glass tradition, that belongs to one of the oldest in Europe. But there is much more to Czech design! Presenting a selection of some of the best Czech companies and designers, Shapes and Shapers: Contemporary Czech Design is the largest exhibition of Czech design in Turkey to date. Organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ankara and the Czech Centres, the exhibition is hosted by Ankara´s leading contemporary arts gallery Cermodern from September 27 – October 30, 2019.
100 YEARS OF CZECH DESIGN
Shapes and Shapers is divided into three main parts. The Story of Czech Design introduces the development of design in the Czech Republic between 1918-2018 and features some of the most iconic objects created in the past century. From Libuše Niklová´s inflatable toys, through cubist ceramics and furniture to city bikes, all the objects are timeless in their quality and also because of the fact they are either still being manufactured.
CZECH DESIGN BRANDS
The second section, presented in Cermodern´s North Gallery, is a showcase of internationally successful Czech design brands. Drawing inspiration from the tradition of Czech glassmaking, the selection focuses on lighting products and glassware and includes some spectacular chandeliers by the internationally celebrated company Lasvit, who will also present part of their Monster Cabaret collection.
Also featured are urban cool designs by Bomma, and of course the ageless hand-blown vases by Moser. As a special treat, Turkish design brand Paşabahçe will present their collection developed by Czech glass artist Rony Plesl.
The third and last section aims to blur the usual boundaries between design and fine-arts and takes us into the word of free creativity and emerging designers, presenting work that has never been exhibited in Turkey before. Selected objects contain textiles (with Tereza Rosalie Kladošová´s stunning fabrics from recycled Merino wool being one of the exhibition´s highlights), jewellery (including the award-winning eye-wear collection by Nastassia Aleinikava and work by students of Prague´s Academy of Art, Architecture and Design), and of course glass and ceramics (glowing uranium glass vases by Rony Plesl, elegant minimalist Bandaska collection by Dechem Studio, or original porcelain tableware illustrated by Michal Bačák). The richness of approaches, talent and a certain whimsical quality the upcoming design generation transform Cermodern´s South Gallery into a breath-taking playground of forms and materials.
Bechyně / Czech Republic
special collection of vases /BUSHIDO/ for Cihelna Gallery, Prague
24. 5. _ 9. 6. KŘEHKÝ MIKULOV
Devátý ročník festivalu art designu na mikulovském zámku. Galerie, designéři, umělci, sběratelé a premiéry unikátních designových objektů a instalací.
/The Fisrt Festival of Art Design in Central Europe / in Chateau Mikulov Czech Republic/
Łódź Design Festival May 17-26 19
Meadows Vases / presentation with TON
cooperation with Jana Medkova / COLORDESIGN /
/ THU 7. 3. 19:00_vernissage / by invitation only / Laufen Prague Gallery Unique and collectible vases!
Curator & concept Roman Sedina
Typograhpy & graphic design Vojtěch Řiha
Instalation with support of Laufen
Artists & professionals_ Zuzana Veselá
Milina Havrlantová (MILIMU)
Okolo (Matej Činčera + Jan Kloss)
Meadows Vases / presentation with TON
K † M † B † 2019
Soffa 30 Photography Alžběta Jungrová
October 2018, International Design Festival / Art House Lapidarium / National Museum in Prague Special event
/ THU 25. 10. 18.00 LIVE LIFE_installation / by invitation only /
Curator & text Danica Kovářová (Dolce Vita) Photography Zuzana Veselá Artists - Matteo Cibic, Philipe Cramer, Ivan Pinkava, Rony Plesl, Jiří Šuhájek, Liběna Rochová, Roman Sedina . . .
A collection of pigmented wall RGB plates. Records, large dimensions, elegant form, abstract content and relationship to space can be both spiritual and highly sensual.
The RGB (red, green, blue) can be understood as determining primary color scale. The RGB principle is additive mixing of colors, and it directly departs from the way how colors are perceived by human eye. But this is not the only correct reading. Color in my collection of easel pigmented plates is not seen identically by all who look at them, and it is not only color that matters - but also the surface and the way it is lit, as well as other conditions of sensual perception.
9. 10.– 19. 10. 2018 FISE Gallery in Budapest 22. 10.– 29. 10. 2018 Designblok in Prague 17. 5.–26. 5. 2019 Łódź Design Festival 2019 Bratislava Design Week
The exhibition presented at Budapest Design Week takes its name from a famous Polish tongue-twister Korale koloru koralowego…, which translates into English as coral-coloured corals. Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, the curator of the exhibition, looks at the question of whether a country or region’s colour palette can be established. What are the colours of the Czech Republic? Poland? Slovakia? How about Hungary?
The exhibition analyses colours used by Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian designers and their designs – vases, cups, fabrics – to try to discern if there are certain colour patterns that emerge – pinks and blues, greens and yellows.
Designers taking part in the exhbition include Dechem Studio, Klara Sumova, Milan Pekar, Roman Sedina and Geometr from the Czech Republic, Maria Jeglińska and Monika Patuszyńska from Poland, Linda Vikova, Simona Janisova and Michaela Bednarova from Slovakia, and Eszter Soptei, Edina Andrasi, Judit Lantos and Sara Kele from Hungary.
These projects are organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021.
Art House Lapidarium, Th 25. 10.– Mo. 11. 2018
Roman Sedina relies on the simultaneously spiritual and sensual effect of an elegant form - via handmade and REALLY large terra-cotta plates.
December 2018, MUNI / Masaryk University in Brno /
Porcelán + is just published! The publication has aims to analyze and describe contemporary tendencies and interpretations associated with the use of porcelain in visual arts. The book is presenting authors of Czech art scene and also renowned Chinese authors. The whole research is presented in historical and pedagogical contexts.
Author of the book Hana Novotná (AIC, MUNI) Graphic design Eva Havelková (MUNI)
Mo 3. 9.–So 2. 11. 2018 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Shaping The Future is exhibition of European experimental design of ceramics and porcelain. The exhibition was on display for the first time at the Copper Smithy in Fiskars (Finland) in autumn 2016. Since then the exhibition has toured around Europe and been on view at the Porzellanikon porcelain museum in Selb (Germany), at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown (Northern Ireland), at the Spode Halls as part of the British Ceramics Biennial 2017 festival in Stoke-on-Trent (UK), at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin (Germany), at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and now finally at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (Czech Republic).
Maxi vases WAY OF THE SAMURAI
(Height 50-70 cm)
Czech Grand Design 17 Nominee: Designer of the Year
Vase Bushido, h 60 cm in new TON Catalogue 2018/20
At this year’s Red Dot Awards, TON Collection Box was named a Winner in the Communicaton Design 2018 category. The work took nearly two years to complete and involved more than twenty people.
“A big thank you goes to all those who helped creating it.” TON design
September 2017, London, GB
Sprayingshow with Roman Šedina in Brompton Design District
September 2017, Brompton Design District, London, GB
4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JN
With thanks to: Jane Whithers, Tereza Porybná
Designblok Prague: Anothere White Story
Every year Designblok supports innovative designers from all over Europe. We have prepared a small sample of what Designblok has to offer for this year’s London Design Festival. The story of contemporary Czech porcelain is told through five renowned Czech designers, who have become so enthralled with this white material that it has become their main medium of expression. Five varying approaches to porcelain as a material, decorative work and the use of technology. How far can we go with this traditional production material? The interplay between glazes, shards, technical porcelain, painting and salt spraying on classically spun forms. Tradition v. innovation.
Milan Pekař and Mi-Won McGee
Petr Hák and Markéta Držmíšková Háková
Klára Šumová and Michal Bačák
Roman Šedina / Ceramic technology is a challenging task; you won’t create anything the first time round. You only learn what it’s about and start to understand it over time. Both of the techniques that I use – spinning and spraying – partially originate in routine small-scale production. Spinning is all about the incompleteness. The form comes to life in a way that is amazing. Sprayed porcelain makes the surface of the vessel more dramatic. Decorations produced using porcelain spraying is supplemented with salt sprays, which together create harmony and shift everyday utility items into the role of an object. Design consists of open forms as an open embrace, or a symbol of willingness to help, hospitality and openness.
October 2017, Prague, CZ
Lapidarium of the National Museum
Text Filip Suchomel (300 Treasures) Jana Zielinski (Designblok, KŘEHKÝ) Adam Štěch (Dolce Vita, Wallpaper, Form, Architonic)
October 2017, Prague, CZ
Designblok očima jeho ředitelky
Weiden Internationales Keramikmuseum 17. 10. 2017 / 25. 2. 2018 Zweigmuseum der Neuen Sammlung – The Designmuseum München, Bayern, Germany
Exhibition Artceramics CZ Václav Šerák, Roman Šedina, Pravoslav Rada, Jindřiška Radová, Hana Novotná, Jindra Viková, Pavel Jarkovský, …
Zlin is known worldwide for the Bata Shoe Empire. It is coming to life again during the Zlin Design Week.
The exhibition project Sketches eliminates unnecessary and misleading. It represents a collection of vases KA directly from the process of realization in wide spectrum of porcelain and ceramic spraying possibilities. The installation is complemented with the large posters by Eva Havelková. Her realizations provide the audience back to the sketches – the initial idea. The part of the project is the lecture and workshop with the theme: How to perceive beautiful things.
The Sketches concept was created specifically for the ZDW festival organized by students of Tomas Bata University in Zlin.
New TON Catalogue + Vases KA
Big Blue KA, h 60 cm
Thu 30. 3.–So 2. 4. 2017
Villa Pellé, Prague, CZ
/ Portrait of Don Ramón Satué
Francisco de Goya, 1823
Czech Grand Design 16 Finalist: Designer of the Year: 2nd Prize
We proudly present Designblok book 2016!
in the bookstore NG - Koenig BOOKS / 2 to 19 February 2017 Designblok has published a special edition of Designblok book that showcases its eighteenth year. The book is a mosaic depicting the image and collage of ideas on current trends in contemporary design.
EDIDA or ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
Czech Edition Shortlist
The EDIDA are for the design community like the Oscars for the film industry
/ Patricia Urquiola, designer
FORBES MAGAZINE / CZ / 2017
Mario Wild Flowers, Dlouha 26, Prague 1, CZ
Vases KA are prepared for an exhibition of the significant flower choreographer – Mario Wild. His studio creates individually conceived floral arrangements with emphasis for inspirational design.
15–55 cm, ceramic, cobalt 1160 C
Produced by Mobile Ceramic Studio
Edition: Unlimited but Unique
Vases KA collection
Designblok Awards 2016 Nominee:
The best collection of home accessories
Produced by Mobile Ceramic Studio
Designed in National Park Sumava.
October 2016, Prague, CZ
Instalation with support of AGROB BUCHTAL GmbH, a. s.
Interview on the Mozaika show – CRo Vltava / from 39th min. /
27. 10. 2016, 16. 00
Contemporary matador of czech ceramic scene revealed his original manufacturing process of sprayed Ka vases in a live workshop installation LIVE LIFE.
/ DOLCE VITA magazine No. 11/2016
/ text by curator and publicist (Wallpaper, Domus, ...) Adam Stech
Fr 30. 9.–So 9. 10. 2016
Cocktail 1. 10. 2016 17 Uhr
Finissage 9. 10. 2016 17 Uhr
Zeitgenössisches tschechisches Design der jüngsten Generation trifft schwedisches Massenprodukt. Eingebettet in eine aus Ikea – Tischen bestehende Szenografie präsentiert die Gruppenausstellung GENERATION Arbeiten eines Dutzends aufstrebender Designschaffender und Studios, die sich im Laufe der letzten zehn Jahre etablieren konnten. Im Kontrast zwischen dem Mainstream ihrer Lebensumstände und den individuellen Ausstellungsbeiträgen verdichtet die Schau kreative Einflüsse und berichtet von einem voranschreitenden Reifeprozess der tschechischen Designszene in einer postsozialistischen Gesellschaft. Die Ausstellung umfasst sechs Themenbereiche: Möbel, Produkte, Glas, Porzellan, Beleuchtung und Interior Design.
After the first decade of the twenty-first century, the generation of young designers and firms – including the studio of Qubus, Daniel Pirsc, and Jiri Pelcl – systematically tacked the design and production of porcelain. Although – as in glass design – several of the major porcelain factories have recently been shut down, the tradition of porcelain manufacture is non being continued in existing or newly opened alternative workshops. Tyformy, Hidden Factory, Ondrej Batousek, and ROMAN SEDINA belong to a new design generation specializing almost exclusively in the material. Their works are complemented in the exhibition with projects by other designers who also engaged in interior design, illustration, glass production, and more. / www.viennadesignweek.at
Vases KA – special porcelain collection
Ka – Roman Sedina’s personal collection of layered vases featuring blown and burnt decoration – is unique in terms of its look and technology used. Its roots stretch back to the techniques used by ancient Japanese potters. And Roman has made these his own, endowing the porcelain pieces with a sense of ephemerality and fleetingness. / from Krehky Mikulov catalogue 2016, page 48
2015, Compress Hall, Multifunctional Auditorium Gong, CZ
Vases Ka in special installation for Meat Design Ostrava 2015 which took place in industrial area Dolni Oblast Vitkovice (DOV). DOV used to be unique closed technological flow linking black coal mining, production of coke and pig iron production in the past.
National Cultural Monument 2002 and Construction of the Year 2015.
Porcelain sprayed vases create deep dark structures and refer to today forgotten fascination of ancient Japanese pottery. Variety of color shades is loosely inspired by Rijksmuseum collection in Amsterdam, Netherland.
Iconic Neo Pot, Thun, Karlovy Vary, CZ
In the spa town of Karlovy Vary, where the porcelain production has a long tradition, in development centre Thun Studio was formed the iconic Neo pot. When designing and manufacturing together we put emphasis on detail and conceptual approach to creation. Reward for us now is several recognition and appreciation, ongoing interest of European exhibition curators to present this object to the public.
In 2009 he was awarded an honorable mention from the architect Carlo Magnoli (member of ARTZEPT jury) for his NEO pot.
2019/ Křehký Mikulov / The Fisrt Festival of Art Design in Central Europe / in Chateau Mikulov Czech Republic 2019 / Prague Design Week 2018 / Pecha Kucha Night Strakonice
2018 / Pecha Kucha Night Hradec Králové 2017 / Beseda u bigbítu, Tasov 2017 / Deziin Urbanature, Praha / The Summer Lectures Beyond the Design
2017 / Pecha Kucha Night Vodnany
2017 / Pecha Kucha Night Ceske Budejovice
9.–10. 9. 2016 / KEEP IN TOUCH / INTERNATIONAL PORCELAIN MEETING (theme UPSIDE DOWN), Workshop in Univerzity J. E. Purkyne, Faculty of Art and Design Usti nad Labem / Czech Republic
/ with Johana Dehio, Berlin, D / Roman Sedina, Bechyne, CZ / Kate O'Kelly, Limerick, IRL
2016 / Pecha Kucha Night Pilsen
2015 / Pecha Kucha Night Znojmo
2015 / Zlin Design
Velvet revolution in czech porcelain. ReD collection shows original red porcelain products which are special for their intensive red decoration and velvety matt surface. This unusual color tone was achieved by development of Limited. in cooperation with Cesky porcelan, a. s.
2013, Industrial Gallery, Vitkovicke slevarny, Ostrava, CZ
Realization of large scale vases, vessels, serving tables were designed for private investor Vitkovicke slevarny as a celebration of production with deep roots and also European tradition. First time they were presented in Industrial Gallery, Ostrava.
Roman Sedina has won with Aristocraft collection the nomination Designer of the Year within Czech Grand Design 2013 – Annual Awards The Academy of Design of the Czech Republic.
Cooperation with Lasselsberger Ceramics, RAKO.
2010, klient Kubista Gallery Espresso cup /CIPISEK/ is realization for project Futurista Universum in Prague.
Cooperation with Roberto Trevisan (barista and coordinator SCAE) Photography Filip Šlapal (Dolce Vita)