Updates: 04/29/2020 21:37
Prague – The main winner of the Czech Grand Design 2019 awards was Lucie Koldová, who specializes in furniture and lighting design. He is the first winner and holder of the title of Grand Designer of the Year, who repeated his victory in the history of the award. The artist Květa Pacovská was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Due to the ongoing measures against the spread of coronavirus, the organizers presented the prizes to the winners individually instead of a gala evening at the theater. Together with their greetings, they announced the winners on the Czech Television program.
Each of the winners received an original trophy called Piece of a Dream, designed by Tereza Rosalie Kladošová, Grand Designer of the Year 2018.
Koldová, designer of the brand of the same name and creative director of Brokis, has had many domestic and international successes. In recent years, in addition to designing furniture and lighting for a number of well-known brands, she has also drawn attention to herself as the author of Design, the main exhibition of Designblok. She was the first Czech designer to present her vision in the Das Haus project in Cologne. Today, in addition to the main prize, it also won first place in the Designer of the Year 2019 category.
Apart from the only year of Czech Grand Design, she appeared in all the remaining 13. In 2007 and 2008, she scored for the first time with a nomination in the Discovery of the Year category, and then she was not missing even once in the Designer of the Year category. She made it to the finals several times, won the category three times and once received a nomination in the Jewelery Designer of the Year category.
“Lucie Koldová has always been looking for something beneficial in her work, something that fulfills her idea of functionality. This is exactly what her new collection of Manta furniture for mmcité corresponds to. 1 collection and name, “said Alena Řezníčková, member of the jury of the Designer of the Year category.
In the Fashion Designer category, the jury selected Jan Černý, who presented a new design of classic Prestige x Jan sneakers and his own clothing collection for the autumn / winter 2019 season. In the Jewelery Designer category, Eliška Lhotská in the future.
The best producer of the year was the company Master & Master, which last year introduced the Cocon chair by Lucie Koldová and also the Steps bench by the Herrmann & Coufal duo. The discovery of the year was Vítek Škop, who attracted attention with the comprehensive Vividbooks project, which brings an innovative way of making physics teaching more attractive.