‘Over the past ten years, Prague-based design and architecture curator and editor Adam Štěch of Okolo has created a photographic atlas of architectural and interior details from buildings spanning 1900-1990. The photographs taken during his worldwide adventures reveal the hidden gems of modernist architecture.
Lighting, seating, storage systems, tables, handrails, doors, windows and other decorative or functional elements celebrate the modernist idea of the holistic design work and are a reminder of the skills of modernist architects who created everything – from the building’s structural solutions to the detailing of the doors and built-in furniture. The exhibition Objects of Refinement will present many of these highlighted objects both as architectural works, but also as pieces that have their own intrinsic artistic value. The installation will be designed by Okolo’s Matěj Činčer and Jan Kloss.
OKOLO is a Prague-based collective founded by Adam Štěch, Jakub Štěch, Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss. Their key interest is creating original projects in the form of publications, exhibitions and objects, which include four issues of OKOLO magazine, and curated exhibitions throughout Europe, in Prague, London, Stockholm and Milan.’ (CC)