Mánes Gallery

Masarykovo nábřeží 250/1, Prague 1               
Tram stop Jiráskovo náměstí (5, 17)

The iconic functionalist space of the Mánes Exhibition Hall (Mánes Gallery) was built at the turn of the 1920s and 1930s by the architect Otakar Novotný for the Mánes Association of Fine Artists and hosted large exhibiton of such names as Max Švabinský, Toyen, Emil Filla, as well as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Frank Lloyd Wright. While the long history of this building placed on the Prague waterfront belonged mainly to the great names of the fine arts, through the Czech Design Week festival Mánes Gallery annually presents the public with leading designers, as well as new discoveries and talents of the design scene.

Clam-Gallas palace

Husova 158/20, Prague 1
                    Metro & Tam stop Staroměstská

Clam-Gallas Palace, which belongs to the leading architectural monuments of Prague and to one of the finest works of Prague Baroque architecture, will ofter during the Czech Design Week festival a selection of the young blood of the design and art scene through the New Generation exhibition, creators who will shape (not exclusively) Czech design in the coming years. The current form of the palace was imprinted by one of the most prominent European Baroque architects Johann Bernhard Fischer of Erlach. The interior of the palace is decorated with iconic sculptures by another Baroque great, Matthias Bernard Braun, and frescoes by Italian Baroque master Carlo Carlone, which can still be appreciated by the visitors thanks to the extensive reconstruction that the palace has recently undergone.