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2 Jun 2016 - 29 Jul 2016


The exhibition Handmade Dreams features contemporary Czech fashion jewellery, highlighting the tradition and originality of design and production that keeps it in the limelight, despite the competitive environment on the international market. Will be held in Czech Centre Prague in June from 2 to 6, 2016.



This exhibition and its curatorial selection aims to present the up-to-date trends in Czech fashion jewellery, ranging from traditional designs through contemporary trends to visions represented by a selection of winning designs of the Master of Crystal competition. Czech jewellery brands working with semi-finished products also have their place in this exhibition.

Just like Czech glass, Czech fashion jewellery has been a well-known term since the 18th century. Fashion jewellery from Bohemia has always been a synonym of quality and has managed to satisfy the tastes of customers from all corners of the world. Terms like ‘Bijoux de Boheme’, ‘Jablonec Goods’ or ‘Jablonex’ still resonate with the public.

The Czech Republic still belongs amongst the largest producers of glass semi-finished products, such as seed beads, beads and jewellery stones. However, it is not just semi-finished products that the contemporary Czech fashion jewellery offers. It is also finished jewellery products designed in line with the latest fashion and design trends. The largest producer of fashion jewellery in the Czech Republic is the company Preciosa and there are dozens other companies in the Jablonec region among them, as well as ones that work together with iconic fashion brands such as Nina Ricci, Gaultier or Karl Lagerfeld.



Exhibition Curator: PhDr. Petr Nový, The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou

Organisers: Czech Centres, The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Exhibition Design: Qubus Design Studio / Jakub Berdych

Graphic Design: Štěpán Malovec

Main Partner: Preciosa Ornela and Preciosa Beauty

Partners: CzechTourism, AAC, AHOY, G&B Bijoux, Liglass, Odvárka Bijoux, Preciosa Beauty, Preciosa Ornela, Ralton, Šenýr Bijoux, Master of Crystal (competition for fashion jewellery designers), the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod (fashion jewellery design), the High School of Applied Arts and Higher Vocational School in Jablonec nad Nisou (fashion jewellery design), the Technical University of Liberec - Jewellery (studio), ZORYA (Jewellery studio), LLEV (design studio)


Official website of the project here.


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From: 2 Jun 2016
To: 29 Jul 2016


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