Exhibitions at the designSUPERMARKET

Kafka’s house, Nám. Franze Kafky 3, Prague 1
Thursday, December 8 – Sunday, December 11, 2016


Shenkar: Israeli jewelry today

At the Jewelry studio lead by sculptor and performer Sharon Keren at the Shenkar University – Engeneering. Design. Art. in Tel Aviv, 2015 was a year with an exceptional level of its graduates. In a special installation we will present the final works of 8 selected designers, whose work sometimes oversteps the borders of jewelry and are more on the verge of objects of free art. Some of them will be presented personally at the designSUPERMARKET with their own collections.

Curator: Danica Kovářová
Authors: Vika Mayzel, Noa Farbstein, Shiran Shashua, Adi Sharon, Aya Uzan, Gal Barsheshet, Lia Elnatan, Yarden Aizic Halimi
Visual concept: Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss



In 2007, when the first edition of the designSUPERMARKET festival was held, it was mainly due to a lack of sales opportunities for young designers. In those days, there were 22 designers exhibiting. This year there are 100 of them, selected by curators from 200 entries. In the meantime, the times have changed and the original role of the festival is no longer entirely appropriate: Almost all of the designers today have their own webstore or retail showroom, and countless design shops have been opened (and several design weeks as well).

However, among the motivations of designSUPERMARKET remains a need to inform the public of another, alternative way of shopping and owning things, as opposed to most of the tasteless nonsense of the consumer overproduction, which culminates especially just before Christmas. The festival proudly continues to do so for the tenth time, having fun and still growing.

The exhibition 10! recalls each of the years of the festival, their content and atmosphere.



Talks and debates at Experimental Space NoD

Dlouhá 33, Prague 1
Saturday, December 10, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.
Modeschau: Laboratories of fashion design in Holland and Czech Republic

Modeschau will present a talk on the theme of support, background and development of fashion design in Czech Republic and in Holland. Curator Nawie Kuiper will present the Forza Fashion House project, founded by the organisers of the Fashionclash Maastricht festival. With the support of the city’s municipality they run a creative hub for the concentration and development of knowledge and business. The goal is to create an inspirational background for the realization and presentation of designer work linked to the local fashion industry and it works as a laboratory that supports its development and global relevance.

The Czech situation when it comes to the systematic support of the fashion industry will be summed up with Alice Klouzková and other guests. We will recall the system and functioning of the socialist ÚLUV (Headquarters of Folk Art Production), and sum up other attempts for creating something similar and we will open a discussion about how a Czech fashion house should look like. Hosted by Veronika Ruppert (Modeschau, Radio Wave).

The language of the debate is English.


6:45 p.m.
Sharon Keren: Contemporary Israeli jewelry at the Shenkar University

How the Department of Jewelry at the Shenkar University in Tel Aviv has changed during the eight years under the lead of a non-jeweler, but an important sculptor and performer, a member of the known art group Zik Group that is functioning since the mid 1980s.

The language of the debate is English.


8:00 p.m.
Sunny modernism: A talk by Adam Štěch about his architectural adventure in California

Modernist architecture of the past century has reached its peak in California. Since the thirties a new style of architecture was being created, which peaked during the fifties and sixties. European principles of functionalism have been adapted by the then active progressive architects to the local climatic conditions and thus a phenomenon of light and transparent Californian modernism was born. It was primarily residential architecture that became the catalyst for new constructional and artistic possibilities.

Adam Štěch has visited many exceptional works of architecture of the second half of the twentieth century during his month-long journey, including structures of Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Rudolph Schnidler, Donald Olsen and Bruce Goff.

The language of the debate is Czech.

Anniversary party

NoD, Dlouhá 33, Prague 1
Saturday 10. 12. 21:30


DJ Pierre & NobodyListen
Program in cooperation with Radio 1.

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