A visit from the outer space
These pieces take the idea of extremely large glass volumes to its next level. Blown against a mold, the Disc pendants combine crystal and metal with minimalistic design, fine materials and precise details. Their shapes seem familiar and close, the gleaming surfaces reflect our world in a fresh perspective.
The Studio was founded in 1990 during the Vitra Design Museum workshop led by Denis Santachiara. At that time Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček studied Architecture at AAAD Prague (Academy of Arts Prague). Jan had a car and could drive them to the workshop in Switzerland, the start of a 25-year collaboration. They focus on industrial design, interiors and the reconstruction of historical and industrial buildings. Professor Michal and Jan now head the Atelier of Design at AAAD Prague, they inspire and influence the youngest generation of Czech talents. They have become ambassadors of Czech design. Their works are represented in collections of prestigious galleries and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum New York.