design: Maxim Velčovský
2002, hodiny, porcelán
Porcelánové krbové hodiny brutálně aktualizované strojkem s digitálním displayem. Jejich základem je prefabrikovaný model s rokokovým nádechem porcelánky Leander v Loučkách. Součást diplomové práce Maxima Velčovského, který jim dal, jak uvedl na své obhajobě na vysoké škole, možnost existovat s jistou dávkou sebeironie v nové roli v čase, do něhož se přežily. Byly vybrány mezi 100 ikon českého designu a do skupiny deseti nejinovativnějších produktů na 100% designu v Londýně 2002. Marcus Fairs zařadil Digi Clock v roce 2006 do publikace Twenty-First Century Design.
rozměry: 8,5 x 26 x 32 cm
2002, clock, porcelain
Porcelain mantel clock brutally updated with clockwork with a digital display. It is based on a serially produced model with a rococo air of the Leander porcelain factory in Loučky. Part of Maxim Velčovský’s thesis: as he explained in its defense, he provided the clock with a possibility of existing, with a certain degree of self-irony, in a new role, in the period in which it had become outdated. The clock was selected become outdated. The clock was selected among 100 icons of Czech design and was voted one of the most innovative products voted one of ten most innovative products at 100% Design in London in 2002. Marcus Fairs included Digi Clock in the publication Twenty-First Century Design in 2006.
measurements: 8,5 x 26 x 32 cm
Maxim Velčovský was born in 1976. He completed his studies at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2002 he co-founded Qubus Design Studio - already very well-known czech design studio with iconic art works of ceramic and glass. In 2007 he won the Designer of the Year award. Velčovský mainly works with the concept of transforming objects from their usual materials to porcelain and glass. He often gives a new sense to old objects and he calls this process "restarting". He has taken part in dozens of exhibitions and his works are included in, e.g. the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Victoria&Albert Museum in London, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich or the Mudac in Lausanne. Nowadays he is a head of the Ceramics and Porcelain Atelier at Fine Arts Academy in Prague.