This year, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Artěl — one of the most outstanding institutions specializing in Czech applied arts and design during the first half of the 20th century. Accompanied by a book on the subject, the exhibition will explore the association’s creative endeavours that lasted over a quarter of a century. A variety of wares and designs bearing the prestigious Artěl trademark (ranging in style from late Art Nouveau, through Cubism, to Art Deco) will be presented in several sections. Founded in Prague in 1908, Artěl associated prominent figures of the Czech art scene. Initially, the association focused on designing and manufacturing “minor art for everyday use“ — small functional and decorative items made of wood, ceramic, metal and other materials. Over the years, it extended its activities to include comprehensive designs of interior spaces, both private homes and commercial interiors. An array of diverse views and trends emerged throughout Artěl’s existence, yet all invariably pursued a common goal: to introduce a modern aesthetic outlook into the field of applied arts and to help cultivate household design and the lifestyles of the residents. True in the past and today, Artěl takes its rightful place in Europe’s modern art and design movement, alongside the artistically-inspiring Wiener Werkstätte in Austria and the Bauhaus in Germany.

Exhibitions partners)
ČEZ
http://www.cez.cz)
Veolia
www.veoliavoda.cz )
Galerie Kodl
www.galeriekodl.cz )

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

Jan Kotěra
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Glass Link...) Jindřich Štyrský:...) Je suis dada:...) Helena Wilson:...) Čerstvé! / Fresh!...) Interior Textiles...) Fashion by ÚBOK) Czech Cubism –...) Memories...) The 17th Annual...) Jindřich Štyrský:...) Zdeněk Virt: Op-art) European Poster Art) Daniel and Ignaz...) Tschechische...) Artěl / Art for...) Bohumil Šťastný:...)