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Zdeněk Plesník and Miroslav Navrátil. The Traces of Modernism

11/4/2013 - 27/10/2013

Entrance fee 100/50 CZK

Opening hours:

April-October: Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm


Zdeněk Plesník and Miroslav Navrátil – architect and designer, leading figures in their branches in Czechoslovakia of the second half of the 20th century. The two friends shared a zeal for work and respect for material, as well as for the requirements dictated by product functions. This approach enabled them to create progressive and modern designs that are in the same league as those by contemporaneous international architects and designers.

For this exhibition season in the Jurkovič House we will introduce the work of the architect Zdeněk Plesník and the designer Miroslav Navrátil. They first started their collaboration on furniture deigns for Plesník's apartment (1949-1953) and the result will be on display in the Jurkovič House. The ahead-of-their-time designs are in the same class as those by world-famous designers and their significance extends beyond the boundaries of the then Czechoslovakia.