Step out of the ordinary and create toy cars from soap with award-winning Czech designers Michal Strach and Kateřina Strachová.
Award-winning Czech designer and graduate of the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague Michal Strach will open up his world where composition and shape redefine the usual function of objects and materials. A world where – all of a sudden – ordinary everyday items magically transform their purpose. During this workshop Michal will help you create adorable toy sports cars from soap bars. The workshop is suitable for all ages, especially 3-10. All material will be provided. Booking necessary.
The workshop is part of the London Design Festival and the Mini Wonders: Czech Toys Past and Present . From Fatra to Merkur, Czech toys have a long and successful history both in their homeland and abroad. The early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to unique Czech craftmanship, the “Mini Wonders” exhibition presents modern toy design as well as designs dating back almost a hundred years. A wonder-ful experience indeed!
About Michal Strach
In 2015, Michal Strach graduated from the UMPRUM in Prague with his diploma project of the Inner Space scenery. The Inner Space is an expression of his surreal world and also a definition of his artistic way of creation. It is a conceptually built installation of objects, applied products, and daily commodities seeking for new aesthetics of modelling. Generally, Strach’s artwork is focused on objects at the interface of art and design – both artifacts and toys, applying partially spontaneous and rational approaches: “My goal is to design readily understandable but poetic objects that may become products without having to change – without losing their artistic nature.” His work has been exhibited widely in Prague, Milano, Vienna and Tokyo.
Czech Centre London, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY, UK
Price: £5, all material provided