"Chez Czech" at Mint 12.04.10

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Typewriter from the Underground Souvenirs collection by Maxim Velcovsky

Mint design store exhibits a retrospective of notable Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky in London this month.

The big-haired designer, best known for his nostalgic porcelain pieces, will be featured in 'Chez Czech' alongside a selection of works by other emerging Czech designers.

One of the highlights of the show is his most recent series Vase of Vases – a vase where the imprint of a space in-between a group of vases is used to cast another vase in itself. The result is a slightly messy-looking irregular piece cast in white porcelain.

Also exhibited are a number of Velcovsky's other limited edition pieces produced for Mint including the Catastrophe vase (shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition Telling Tales last year), Underground Souvenirs, Melting Beauty and Little Joseph – a baby-head candlestick holder which becomes adorned with wax hair as the candle burns.

Other works featured include Jakub Berdych's collection of glass bowls (pictured below), Klara Sumova's wooden Love Lamp (pictured below), and hand-blown glassware by Ivan Jelinek.

Chez Czech will be at Mint design store in London until 30 April.

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Vase of Vases by Maxim Velcovsky

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Landscape bowl by Kakub Berdych

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Love Lamp by Klara Sumova

 

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Natasha Lyons

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The big-haired designer, best known for his nostalgic porcelain pieces, will be featured in 'Chez Czech' alongside a selection of works by other emerging Czech designers

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