Jiří Krejčiřík<

Hi! My name is Jiri Krejcirik, a multidisciplinary designer based in Prague.

My practice embraces a broad spectrum of disciplines and methods – it transcends the barriers between art and design, from product design through furniture, lighting, glass, interior and spatial design. Whether designing for a client or developing my own self–initiated projects or gallery objects, I always apply the same thorough attention to context, process and detail. As a result, my entire portfolio is characterised by a coherent visual language threading the historical and the cultural through a contemporary lens – with an unexpected edge. Embracing a tradition of craftsmanship, each product is hand-crafted locally, in the Czech Republic, produced in a limited series and being displayed only in meticulously chosen galleries and design showrooms in Europe. Recently, I took part in an exhibition at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week 2021; launched my new furniture collection at the gallery Boon_Room during Paris Design Week 2021 and was selected to take part in the exhibition Design Without Borders at the Kiscelli Museum in Budapest.

Awards

10/2021 // Designblok Award 2021 / Best lighting collection / Winner

02/2021 // Czech Grand Design Awards 2020 / The Designer of the Year / Nominee

02/2020 // Czech Grand Design Awards 2019 / The Designer of the Year / Nominee

02/2020 // ELLE Decoration International Design Awards 2020 / The Designer of the Year / Nominee

10/2019 // Designblok Award 2019 / Best new product by a designer / Winner

10/2017 // DesignBlok Award 2017 / Rückl / Installation / Main Prize

04/2015 // Hansgrohe Design Prize 2015 by iF International Forum Design, Germany /Concept of puriness – Bachelor thesis / One of the six winners

06/2014 // Design solution of the information area of the NC Královo Pole shopping centre in Brno / Winner

05/2013 // Prize of the Deputy Mayor of the City of Pilsen / Award of the city of Pilsen

05/2013 // Forum Junge Kunst Bayern-Tschechien 2013 by CeBB, Germany / Winner

11/2012 // General Director’s Prize of the National Technical Museum in Prague / Concept of puriness – Bachelor thesis

11/2012 // Director’s prize of the Institute of Art and Design at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen / Winner

11/2012 // LEO Express design competition / Second Prize
08/2012 // The Royal Thai Embassy competition / Winner

04/2012 // Director’s Prize of the Institute of Art and Design at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen / Winner

02/2012 // The best design solution Prize of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen / Winner

 

Exhibitions

2021 // currently -> Bratislava Design Week, Apponyi Palace, Bratislava

2021 // Art House – Designblok, Saint Gabriel Church, Prague

2021 // Design without borders, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest

2021 // Paris Design Week, Boon_Room, Paris

2021 // Milano Design Week, Rossana Orlandi Master Gallery, Milan

2021 // Milano Design City, Rossana Orlandi Master Gallery, Milan

2021 // New Glass Selection, Kvalitar, Prague

2020 // Rossana Orlandi Summer Gallery, Sardinia

2019 // Art House – Designblok, Lapidary of the National Museum, Prague

2015-2021 // Prague International Design Festival – Designblok, Prague

2015 // Prague Design Week, Kafka house, Prague

 

Publications

Wallpaper*
Harper’s Bazaar
Architectural Digest Middle East
Domus Magazine
Vogue CZ
ELLE decoration
ELLE
Sayhito_
Sight Unseen
Hype&Hyper
Design Avenue
Living
Czechdesign
iDNES
Novinky
Lidovky
WHAT news
TON a.s.
Tyden
Tvararchitect
H.O.M.i.E.
Moderní byt
Dolcevita
ProcNe Hospodarske Noviny
Esprit magazine
Estate

 

Collections

2020 // Rossana Orlandi Gallery / Italy

2020 // The Moravian Gallery in Brno – Museum of Applied Arts / Czech Republic

2012 // Royal Thai Embassy in the Czech Republic / Prague, Czech Republic

2012 // The National Technical Museum of Prague / Czech Republic

Private collectors: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, USA

 

Collaborations with galleries

Rossana Orlandi Gallery / Milano, Italy
BOON_ROOM / Paris, France
Kvalitar Gallery / Prague, Czech Republic
Modernista / Prague, Czech Republic
DOX by Qubus / Prague, Czech Republic
Praguekabinet / Prague, Czech Republic
Art Design Gallery / Prague, Czech Republic
Artiseme / Prague, Czech Republic
Deelive / Prague, Czech Republic
Debut / Prague, Czech Republic
Pragartworks / Prague, Czech Republic
Slavica / Bratislava, Slovakia
Delisart / Lugano, Switzerland
Movimento / London, United Kingdom
The Artling / Singapore & Shanghai, Asia

 

Education

2012-2015. Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of design and art, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. Product and Industrial design (Master’s degree) Led by doc. ak. soch. František Pelikán

2013-2014. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Copenhagen. Furniture and Interior design (Freemover student: Master’s degree) Led by Søren Holst, Thomas Harrit, Claus Asp, Andreas Lund and Mark Tingkov

2009-2012. Institute of Art and Design at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. Product Design (Bachelor’s degree) Led by MgA. Zdeněk Veverka and doc. ak. soch. František Pelikán

2005-2009. Secondary Art School, Prague. Design and production of furniture and interior design