Nanovo studio presents Czechoslovak communist era design at Design Icons in Amsterdam!

Czechoslovak original design restored by Nanovo studio presented at Design Icons international fair in Amsterdam this February!

Online PR News – 30-January-2015 – Prague, Amsterdam – Situated in the Czech historical capital Prague, Nanovo Studio is thriving with ideas and skilled expertise of two friends, Jiri Mrazek and Adam Karasek. These men are behind the whole existence of their studio that delivers stunningly refurbished and reconstructed furniture and decor pieces mainly from the Czechoslovak communist era (1950s to late 1980s). February 7th and 8th will see them presenting their hand-picked and hand-restored pieces at Design Icons in Dutch Amsterdam.

“The furniture - and all design - made during Czechoslovak communist era had an immense level of functionality as well as visual quality to it. It's amazing how Czechoslovak design uniquely continued after the functionalism of the First Republic [era between 1918-1938]. And the "Brussel style" created after Expo 1958 in Brussels is simply astonishing. Everything was created with a purpose, and we thought that it’s a shame that so many of these pieces are deteriorating in people’s attics. We wanted to bring them back to life, and be used again,” says Jiri Mrazek from Nanovo studio. Their studio encompasses a workroom where all pieces are hand restored, be it a lamp, a chair, or a large sofa. “All pieces we restore are originals and are fully functional. We strive to present the best of the Czechoslovak design there was - and we aim to reconstruct them perfectly.”

2015 edition of Amsterdam’s annual vintage fair Design Icons will present over 60 quality vintage design traders, running on the weekend of February 7 and 8. The fair takes place in a former marine engine factory De Overkant that has been restored into a stunning event location - and will see many traders present articles from the past century. Nanovo will be one of the unique traders exhibiting the restored originals from Czechoslovak communist era.

If you can’t make it to this year’s Design Icons, don’t worry. You can still stop by at Nanovo Studio directly in Prague, Czech Republic. Make an appointment and see for yourself how is the amazing design hand-restored right at the studio!

More information:

Nanovo Studio, Kolbenova 616, Prague 9 (Subway line B, “Kolbenova”),,
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