Are you interested in contemporary art and original design, the exclusive limited editions of well-known artists as well as the works of young artists? Let’s have a look at galleries and shops with glass, ceramics and furniture. Get revitalised with inspiration and various genres!
Prague. The city of Czech design.The capital of the Czech Republic is a magnet that attracts more and more visitors. And everyone would like to take something home with them. The centre of Prague is full of shops with something interesting and small that fits in any luggage. However, not everything is of good quality, and not everything is made in the Czech Republic. We will tell you where to go so that your souvenir lasts and has value.
If you like contemporary art, visit the DOX gallery. You will not only get to see the best exhibitions of contemporary art, but the gallery shop sells design pieces by leading Czech designers, graphic artists, jewellers and artists.
And if you are interested in art, you have to visit the Křehký Gallery in the very centre of Josefov, the Morna Art Gallery below Petřín, or the Modernista shop, which strives to present and revive the best of Czech design in the past hundred years. In addition to its own production, Modernista also collects and restores valuable original pieces of furniture, lights and everyday objects.
Design on the streetDuring the year, there are also regular markets in Prague that usually take place four times a year and where you can buy everything you can think of, from clothes through handmade cosmetics to jewellery or designer fabric. The markets usually take place at Václav Havel Square next to the historical building of the National Theatre. If you have the opportunity, visit one of the markets: it’s definitely worth it!
Design in the passageThere is a unique exhibition space called Passage of Czech Design in the beautiful, first-republic space of the Czech National Bank passage on Na Příkopě. It connects the world of young progressive design with successfully established brands in the field of design and art as well as other business areas. The new interior is decorated with conceptual shop windows with the works of unique artists and designers. You can find Ravak or Modernista there, next to the displayed works of students from UMPRUM and other schools of art, or the ArtBees platform. The space is based on the model of a POP-UP store when the sale of the presented products is provided by e-shops of the exhibiting companies. Take a break from your everyday rush and enjoy the art and precision of innovative creators and their stories.
Moser — the crystal glass standard
If you have come to the Czech Republic with a vision of buying beautiful Bohemian crystal glass, you will not leave empty-handed. The Moser Glassworks are celebrating 160 years of existence and they have shown us that their products are definitely notable. The company has stores at the Old Town Square in Prague, and in Karlovy Vary, the city where the glassworks still manufacture the best quality products.