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Handmade Dreams

Contemporary Czech Fashion Jewellery

 

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.

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. 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. We are honored to have the exhibition to introduce the company AAC, G & B Bijoux, Odvárka Bijoux, Ralton and Šenýr Bijoux. In the Liberec region, three schools in particular have been essential in upholding this proud craft and jewellery tradition: the Secondary School and College in Jablonec nad Nisou, Zelezny Brod Glass School and the Technical University of Liberec - Jewellery & Jewelery (studio).Finally, visitors can also see examples of the work of contemporary jewelery and designer brands (Zorya and LLEV studio).

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For more information, please contact Sandra Karacsony, +420 234 668 328, karacsony@czech.cz


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

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

Main Partner: Preciosa

Partners: CzechTourism, AAC, G&B Bijoux, 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)

Exhibition Design: Qubus Design Studio / Jakub Berdych www.qubus.cz

Graphic Design: Štěpán Malovec

Photography: Aleš Kosina


 

Photos

Výstava Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.-31.7.2016
Tisková konference výstavy Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.2016
Tisková konference výstavy Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.2016
Vernisáž výstavy Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.2016
Vernisáž výstavy Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.2016
Vernisáž výstavy Handmade Dreams, České centrum Praha, 1.6.2016

 


 

The nearest planned exhibition:

STRASBOURG / FRANCE
1. 6. - 3. 7. 2017 | Vodou Museum http://www.chateau-vodou.com/fr/chateau-musee-vodou-strasbourg/

 

Realizated Handmade Dreams exhibitions abroad

BUDAPEST / HUNGARY
24. 9. - 9. 10. 2016 | Iparművészeti Múzeum, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37



CZECH CENTRE SOFIA / BULGARIA
20. 10. - 2. 12. 2016 | Czech Centre Sophia


THESSALONIKI / GREECE
8. 12. - 4. 1. 2017 | Geni Tzami Mosque, Archeologikou Mousiou 30, Thessaloniki


SEVLIEVO / BULGARIA
11. 1. 2016 - 10. 2. 2017 | Galeria Vidima | http://www.vidimaart.com/


PERNIK / BULGARIA
20. 2. - 10. 3. 2017 | Galerie Artsalon | http://gallery.pernik.org/artsalon-gallery.html

MILAN / ITALY
5. 5. - 21. 5. 2017Palazzo Morando | http://www.costumemodaimmagine.mi.it/



STRASBOURG / FRANCE
1. 6. - 3. 7. 2017 | Vodou Museum http://www.chateau-vodou.com/fr/chateau-musee-vodou-strasbourg/



Further plans for 2017

STOCKHOLM / SWEDEN
23 - 26. 8. 2017 | FORMEX Trade Fair | www.formex.se
27. - 4. 9. 2017 | Czech Centre Stockholm

TOKIO / JAPAN
13 September - October 13, 2017 | Czech Centre Tokyo

SANGHAJ / CHINA
Date of opening and placement will be specified

SOUL / SOUTH KOREA
Date of opening and placement will be specified

 

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Hand Made Dreams - exhibitors

Handmade Dreams - Exhibitors

AAC (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

G&B Bijoux (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

LLEV Studio (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Preciosa Beauty (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Preciosa Ornela (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Ralton (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Šenýr (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Mistr křišťálu (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

SUPŚ sklářská Železný Brod (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

SUPŠ a VOŠ Jablonec nad Nisou (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

TUL Liberec - Šperk & bižuterie (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

ZORYA (Photo: Aleš Kosina)

Odvárka Bijoux (Photo: Aleš Kosina)