Czech Design Week presents the second exhibition space. Prague`s Clam-Gallas Palace will host the next generation of Czech designer in September

The annual show and festival of design and artistic creation Czech Design Week will take place in two exhibition spaces during its 11th Edition . The exhibition line of the latest collections of designers, studios, studios and brands in the Mánes Exhibition Hall from 5 to 8 September will be complemented by a curated exhibition of young talents of the design and art scene called New Generation. The exhibition will take place in the majestic premises of the renovated Baroque Clam-Gallas Palace in the center of Prague.

New Generation will present a selection of design and artistic work by students, recent graduates and new talents across the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It will present authors and brands who already have a strong portfolio of works and collections or a distinctive and easily recognizable manuscript.

Thus, the exhibition will not only offer design novelties to the public, but through the young designer blood it will also show the direction that Czech design will take in the coming years, and which names will resonate in Czech design. It will also confirm that design and artistic creation in the Czech Republic is at a high level and can, through new creators, build on successful artists and designers of previous generations and confidently present us home and abroad.


The premises of the Clam-Gallas Palace are full of Baroque jewels, which are again available to the public after several years of reconstruction. Photo by Anna Pleslová

“Czech Design Week has been profiling and focusing on the discovery of young talents over the years. Thus, the opportunity to present to the public a comprehensive selection of young design works in the premises of the Baroque pearl of the Clam-Gallas Palace is a unique completion of this endeavor. We send many thanks to the Prague City Musuem, which provided us with these magnificent spaces and participates in the realization of the exhibition,” said Lukáš Pipek, director of the Czech Design Week festival. The festival organizers also express their thanks to their partners, without whose support Czech Design Week and the New Generation exhibition could not have been organized.

Clam-Gallas Palace is one of the leading architectural monuments of Prague, owned by leading Czech noble families from Kinský to Clam-Gallas, whose name the palace bears. 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 visitors can also appreciate thanks to the extensive renovation that the palace has undergone in the last few years and is now open to the public again. The representative premises of the palace are managed by the Prague City Museum, which also offers regular guided tours for the public.

The Clam-Gallas Palace will fill the young blood of Czech design in September. Photo by Anna Pleslová

The space of the Mánes Exhibition Hall will also this year be filled with thematic panel installations of selected designers, students, studios and brands during the Czech Design Week in September, through which visitors will be presented with current design creations, novelties and designer collaborations, as well as cooperation with domestic and foreign companies.

The Czech Design Week festival in the Mánes Exhibition Hall will also be accompanied by the annual ceremony of the 11th Czech Design Award, aimed at young talents and design discoveries. This year the main partner of the awards became the glass factory AJETO in Lindava, which made it possible to realize the awards in the form of limited glass design vases designed by František Jungvirt. During Czech Design Week, AJETO glassworks will present its collections on the border between design and art, designed for the glassworks by leading Czech designers such as Lukáš Jabůrek, Dechem studio and František Jungvirt.

The exhibition line of the Czech Design Week festival will also be accompanied by a daily educational program, which will take place mainly in the Mánes Exhibition Hall and which will focus on current issues not only in the field of design.

Czech Design Week will take place from 5 to 8 September. The opening ceremony will be followed by an evening after-party on Wednesday 4 September at the Mánes Exhibition Hall, which was sponsored by the Ploom brand.

Until June 15, applications are open for all designers, students, studios, studios, brands and creators who want to present their work to the public during Czech Design Week. Applications can be sent via the web form or by email