Shoes that are conquering the world

Zlín, 1–3 May 2014

Special events

Non-traditional tours of urban architecture and design 

Tour "Šumný MEET CZECH DESIGN"

a non-traditional tour of Zlín and its architecture in the style of David Vávra's documentary series about modern architecture in Czech cities Šumná města (Loud Cities)
Opening hour: Every day from 3:00 p.m. starting at náměstí Míru – Infopoint MCD

A non-traditional tour of Zlín and its architecture in the style of David Vávra's documentary series about modern architecture in Czech cities Šumná města (Loud Cities). It will start from náměstí Míru (Peace Square), where visitors will first encounter the centre and the Zlín Town Hall and its history. Then the tour will head through the local park and castle to the Svit area, where the factory and its original form will be discussed. The tour will continue along Mostní Street, where you can see typical brick Bata houses. The tour will end in the parking lot of the Grand Theatre, with a presentation about the Grand Cinema, the Interhotel Moscow and the Department Store. The tour will focus mainly on the original appearance of Zlín and the beginnings of the construction of the factory area. Visitors will learn about interesting historical facts and anecdotes. Zlín before and after Bata. You will even learn things you had already forgotten.

"MEET LOCAL" Tour

special tours conducted by locals, lovers of architecture and design, who want to share with visitors the beauty of their city and region
Opening hour: Every day from 4:00 p.m., starting at náměstí Míru – Infopoint MCD

These are special tours conducted by locals, lovers of architecture and design, who want to share with visitors the beauty of their city and region. It will start in náměstí Míru (Peace Square), where visitors will be introduced to the architecture in the city centre, then moves through the park to the factory complex, where they will visit some of the revitalized buildings. It will continue with a tour of the university centre and then the dormitories and the Arts Centre. It will end at the Grand Theatre, the Interhotel Moscow and the Department Store. See Zlín through the eyes of a local.

"MEET DESIGN in ENG" Tour

tours in English focussing on Czech architecture and design
Opening hour: Every day from 5:00 p.m., starting at náměstí Míru – Infopoint MCD

Tours in English focussing on Czech architecture and design. Zlín and its architecture are unique and original. The tour will focus on specific Zlín architecture and the overall revitalization of buildings in the factory premises. It will start in náměstí Míru (Peace Square), continue to the factory area to see the building 21 and then to Mostní Street, where visitors can see the typical Bata houses, then the Grand Theatre, the Interhotel Moscow and the Department Store. The tour will end in the modern university centre. The tour is suitable for foreign visitors, who will have the opportunity to learn about the specifics of Zlín architecture.

Screening of unique films about design

14|15 Bata Institute, 15th factory building – lecture hall B, 1. 5.
Opening hour: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the world of design through the eyes of several filmmakers from Czech Television. Features portraits of artists showing their work and life Program: Contemporary Czech design 39:27 A message from Eva Jiřičná 13:54 The life of designer Petr Tučný through the eyes of Ján Sebechlebský 13:59 Fashion designer Zuzana Veselá 23:07 Icons of Czech design 22:41 Zlín – design city 22:09 The king of Czech car design 05:00 A design revolutionary 14:10

International Design Talent Competition 2013

Congress Centre, náměstí T. G. Masaryka 5556, 760 01 Zlín, 2. 5.
Opening hour: 6:00 p.m.

An awards ceremony for the 5th annual international competition for young designers. This year the competition had a record number of 510 contributions from all over the world. The gala evening will be followed by a vernissage for the winning works and an after-party late into the night. You can look forward to a big fashion show by the Clothing Atelier of Tomas Bata University in Zlín and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. The fantastic accompanying program will be hosted by Ester Kočičková and will feature performances by musical group Cartonnage and cult band Svoz řepy, screenings of animated films and the chance to meet interesting guests.

Shooting Fashion Stars

Congress Centre, náměstí T. G. Masaryka 5556, 760 01 Zlín
Opening hour: 7:00 p.m.

A great evening of fashion, fashion design, design footwear and leather goods. The event will conclude the Zlín Design Days. SHOOTING FASHION STARS is a non-profit project for the regular presentation of the new generation of fashion designers. This year's tenth anniversary is an occasion for celebration and reflection. Shooting Fashion Stars 2014 will present students of fashion design in contrast with the creation of fashion professionals. We have addressed one of the most prestigious art schools in the Czech Republic – the Fashion Design Studio at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, to prepare the collection for the ten-year anniversary of the SFS. We will see ten works from ten students. SFS 2014 will thus feature the latest collection of Kateřina Geislerová and a retrospective of the work of Ivan Kaňovská. The Shooting Fashion Stars project aims to provide long-term support and development for the young talents of Czech fashion and design. As part of the ten-year anniversary a number of now well-established names in fashion will present their collections, such as Jakub Polanka, Pavel Ivančic, Kateřina Geislerová, Chatty, Zuzana Kubíčková and others.

EXCURSIONS

You must register in advance at the Infopoint MCD in náměstí Míru (Peace Square), where you can also get information about the shuttle service.

MMCiTÉ

Open House Days – tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Bílovice 519, Bílovice, 2. 5., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
The hour-long excursion will introduce you to the background of the company, its development, design and production, as well as its history, present and future plans. The company's product program will be presented as well as special projects.
 
Maximum 20 people per tour.
 

TESCOMA

Open House Days – tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:50 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
U Tescomy 241, Zlín, 2. 5., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Open House Day at TESCOM is a totally unique concept designed especially for the MEET CZECH DESIGN series. It's the first time in 21 years that Tescoma has opened its doors to the public. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to peek into the Tescoma kitchen. We will visit the heart of Tescoma – the design section. From the first pencil stroke to 3D modelling – this is how Tescoma products are created. What happens with the product before it finally gets to consumers? This will be answered in the second part of the tour, which takes you to the Quality Control Department – the lab.
 
Visitors should not miss this unique opportunity!
 
40 minutes, maximum 25 people per tour.
 
 

Design Activities for Parents and Children

Galaxie Zlín family amusement park, Vršava 679, 760 01 Zlín, 1-3 May 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
Traditional and non-traditional creative activities for children and adults. Visitors can connect creative activities with sport. The main benefit is the time parents and children spend together. The famous Galaxie mascot, the Bongo monkey, will be waiting for your children!
 

FLER Design Market

14|15 Bata Institute, platform, Vavrečkova 7040, 760 01 Zlín, 1-3 May 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
The event called Meet Czech Design will feature 50 vendors from the reputable Fler server, who will present and sell their handmade products at the Bata Institute platform.
 

Local Design Market

14|15 Bata Institute, platform, Vavrečkova 7040, 760 01 Zlín, 1-3 May 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
During the Local Design Market event local design companies will present their products. Refreshments will be served, tents will be available to vendors and the event will occur regardless of the weather.

DESIGN CREATION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Galaxie Zlín Family Amusement Park, Varšava 679, 760 01 Zlín, 1-3 May 2014
opening hours throughout the festival: 10 am-6 pm


Galaxie will offer both traditional and non-traditional creation for both children and adults. Workshops will take place on the grounds of the Galaxie Amusement Park. Visitors will be able to combine their creations with actively spent time and with movement. Time spent together by parents and their children, whether supplemented by creation or movement, is the main asset. 
Children can look forward to meeting Bongo the Monkey!

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