Christopher Dresser (1834—1904) is one of the most prominent representatives of the broad reform movement prevalent in the second half of the 19th century, whose exponents strove to raise the aesthetic standard of household objects. While some aspired to reach this noble goal by championing a return to personal handiwork, Dresser embraced modern manufacturing methods, designing ware that was put into commercial production. He is now recognized as a pioneer of modern design in his own right. The display will offer a selection of table implements, candlesticks and other items of daily use. These objects constitute only one aspect of Dresser’s creative output, which in equal measure consists of planar designs. Surviving their creator, the exhibited pieces have become symbols of modern tableware.

An interactive programme will be a part of the exhibition. A guided tour will take place on April 15, at 5 pm.

Organizers:
Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Design museum Gent)

The exhibition is held under the patronage of H. E. Mr. Raf Van HELLEMONT, Ambassador of Belgium to the Czech Republic.

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Exhibition Hall
17. listopadu 2
110 00 Prague 1

Opening hours
Tue 10 a.m.—7 p.m., Wed — Sun 10 a.m.—6 p.m., Mon closed

Christopher Dresser (1834—1904). Pioneer of Modern Design
April 10th—June 8th, 2008
Exhibition hall of UPM
photo: O. Kocourek
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