The secret behind the glass curtain

Nový Bor, 13–15 June 2014

EXHIBITION PREVIEWS

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF 20 YEARS OF THE AJETO GLASSWORKS

Glassmaking Museum, Náměstí Míru 105, Nový Bor, 13 June – 28 October 2014
Opening hour: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily except Mondays

Opening: 13 June 2014 at 4:00 pm

GASTARBEITER LARS KEMPER & PETER OLAH FLOWERS FOR SLOVAKIA – HANDLE WITH CARE

AJETO Art Glass Museum, T. G. Masaryka 805, Nový Bor
www.gastarbeiter.cz, www.flowersforslovakia.sk

Opening hour: 13-15 June 2014 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening: 13 June 2014 at 6:00 pm

GASTARBEITER LARS KEMPER & PETER OLAH

The author duo Lars Kemper (Germany) and Peter Olah (Slovakia) share similar passion for modern art and design. Both designers work abroad and, geographically, their cooperation works perfectly. They meet between their native countries, in the heart of Europe, in the Czech republic. So, smiling, they mark their creative pair as “GASTARBEITER”. This mix of the three countries has a huge impact on their production when looking for and combining modern technologies with clasic handicraft, and this connection results in an innovative estetics. They combine traditional materials and methods of interpretation with fresh and modern style, broaden design and production limits and, at the same time, stand on a notion that quality always rules.

FLOWERS FOR SLOVAKIA – HANDLE WITH CARE

The Handle with Care Collection merges treasures of Slovak folk tales, the beauty of glass and talents of young Slovak designers. It consists of twelve objects designed by ten Slovak and Czech students of design. Through its metaphorical nature, every object refers to a selected Slovak fairytale or legend. The collection was created in the AJETO Glassworks in Nový Bor and Lindava. During the event students could perform experiments directly with the material and participate in the glass blowing process. The Handle with Care project has successfully represented our young designers since 2012.

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