Design Desná Exhibition

14. 8. 2017

The Exhibition Desna Glass - Design Desná 1847 - 2017 will be opened on December 7, 2017, until 15 April 2018 st at the Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou.

Come and view the Design Desná 2017 LIMITED COLLECTION with us. Five exclusive, artistically refined works made of Desná glass.

Since 2009 the glass factories in Desná have been owned by PRECIOSA ORNELA Ltd. The company began systematically cataloging the inventory and documenting the condition of thousands of metal molds stored at the Polubný glassworks. During this process an idea arose:  to ​​place select designs, which emerged after 1945, back into circulation as it was routinely done to fill in the product range in the interwar years. In cooperation with designer Jaroslav Bejvl Jr. and Petr Nový, the curator of the Jablonec Museum of Glass and Jewellery, PRECIOSA ORNELA staff began a two-year project to create several fashionable limited collections that would meet current trends as well as business and production parameters.
Five unique pieces and sets designed by Václav Plátek and Václav Hanuš from the 1950’s to the 1970’s made the final selection. Each is an artistically sophisticated and timeless design rather than the initially intended nostalgic retro-style. Instead they meet all criteria for contemporary design. They are also imaginative yet functional. They tell a story and evoke emotions: not just about the period in which they were designed and the people who lived in that time, but also about us and how we view the world.

We also invite you to the vernissage upon the opening of this exhibition on Thursday 7.12.2017 from 5 pm at the Museum of Glass and Costume Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou. You can look forward to a performance by the Aries ensemble from Liberec which will add colour to the atmosphere of this ceremonial event.

You can purchase the selected articles from December 2017.

Contact: Martin Koutný

From December 2017, you can also look forward to the new book publication DESNÁ GLASS 1847 - 2017 (video trailer). The author of this book is Petr Nový, the chief curator at the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou.


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