Studio Olgoj Chorchoj
The Studio was founded in 1990 during the Vitra Design Museum workshop led by Denis Santachiara. At that time Michal Froněk (1966) and Jan Němeček (1963) still studied at Academy of Arts in Prague. Their first projects involved design of experimental seating and interior concepts. At the begining the Studio´s creativity took on a wide range of work from light-generating ready-made objects, glass vases, porcelain-made sets and titanium jewellery to architectural projects. Its designs stressed the use of technology and natural materials. Some of the studio’s most important projects include furniture made of plywood produced in numericaly controlled engines called „Škoda tables“, which was used in advertisements of Paul Smith as well as the design for a butch production of Beer glasses for Pilsner-Urquell produced by Rastal.
Another important part of the team‘s work is the design of interiors and reconstruction of the historical objects and industrial buildings. Over the last couple of years the studio has specialised on its glassworks and exhibited its designs in the Gandy gallery, the Moss gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Vessel Gallery London.
Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček are head of the atelier of design products at the Academy of Arts in Prague.
Libensky ostrov 1555
180 00 Prag