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16 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017

Objects of Refinement: Custom-designed Elements in Modernist Interiors and Architecture

Over the past ten years, Prague-based design and architecture curator and editor Adam Štěch of Okolo has created a photographic atlas of architectural and interior details from buildings spanning 1900-1990. The photographs taken during his worldwide adventures reveal the hidden gems of modernist architecture.

Lighting, seating, storage systems, tables, handrails, doors, windows and other decorative or functional elements celebrate the modernist idea of the holistic design work and are a reminder of the skills of modernist architects who created everything - from the building’s structural solutions to the detailing of the doors and built-in furniture. The exhibition Objects of Refinement will present many of these highlighted objects both as architectural works, but also as pieces that have their own intrinsic artistic value. The installation will be designed by Okolo’s Matěj Činčer and Jan Kloss.

OKOLO is a Prague-based collective founded by Adam Štěch, Jakub Štěch, Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss. Their key interest is creating original projects in the form of publications, exhibitions and objects, which include four issues of OKOLO magazine, and curated exhibitions throughout Europe, in Prague, London, Stockholm and Milan.

Free entry

Concept: OKOLO
Curator and author of photos: Adam Štěch
Graphic design and installation: Jan Kloss and Matěj Činčera
Initiated by Brompton Design District
Supported by Czech Centre London, Master & Master and Techo    

Cover image: Alziro Bergonzo, Lighting, Manzoni Theater, Milan, 1946-1950 


Maxime Old, Wooden Relief and Door, Maxime Old Cottage, Île-de-France, 1960s

Willem Marinus Dudok, Clock, Hilversum Town Hall, Hilversum, 1931 

Carlo Mollino, Door, Casa Mollino, Turin, 1960-1968



Brompton Design District, 2 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JN


From: 16 Sep 2017
To: 24 Sep 2017


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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