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London: Boys Play Glass – exhibition
October 22, 2018 - November 25, 2018
‘BOYS PLAY NICE FOR RÜCKL’
The Czech Centre London and award-winning Czech photography studio BoysPlayNice present stunning glass design by Preciosa, Rückl and Rony Plesl through a bespoke exhibition combining photography and actual glass objects. The concept brings a fresh look at how to present glass and reinvents the classical clichés. Bohemian glass is celebrated all over the world. The origins of the craft date to the 14th century and throughout centuries Czech glass products have been exported to all continents. In the past 10 years Czech glassmaking has gone through an amazing renaissance with new generations of glass-makers and designers making an impact and bringing original ideas to the traditional craft. The work presented through BoysPlayNice original photographs comes from the most successful contemporary Czech glassmaking companies and designers. Preciosa is a leading Czech glass manufacturer, famous internationally for its striking large-scale lighting designs. The Rückl family glassworks is renowned for top-quality cut crystal since 1846. They recently received the Czech Grand Design Award for their new collection created under the artistic directorship of Rony Plesl, himself one of the best and most famous Czech product designers, known mainly in the field of glass design and for his original glass and stone sculptures.
Photography studio BoysPlayNice was founded in 2008 by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma. Studio focuses on architectural photography, interior design, product design and advertising photography. BoysPlayNice also specialises in producing creative concepts for photographic campaigns. The philosophy of the studio is to create a picture standing on an idea and makes optimal use of the possibilities of the photographic medium.