The principal of our studio is learning through teamwork, with the integration of all kinds of systems and creative approaches. Assignments are worked out through dialogue with the broadest possible input of the collective, while also respecting the autonomy of the individual. The process is always thought out with practical input from manufacturers wherever possible.
This studio emphasizes teamwork, which brings up different creative and systemic approaches. The tasks are approached through a dialogue, involving as many team members as possible, while respecting the sovereignty of individual authors. Apart from the main task for each semester, students simultaneously work also on other minor projects or participate in competitions. At least on intensive 10-hour task is prepared in each semester, which is often related to the tasks solved by other studios. If possible, the teaching process is connected to the practical use, i.e. the producers. The teachers support, to the maximum extent, contacts with foreign design schools through scholarships and student exhibitions. Design work requires a wide scope of theoretic and practical knowledge, which is acquired by the students at the lectures. The competitiveness of future designers depends on a combination of talent, creativity, intelligence, hard work, knowledge, understanding of the international trends and sensitivity to one's creative roots. It is difficult to say if these qualities can be taught at all; however it is certainly possible to cultivate and deepen students' interest, which is the basic precondition for future professional success.
Former students of this studio are, among others:
Jan Čtvrtník, Jan Čapek, Vladimír Žák, Roman Vrtiška, Filip Streit, Jan Tuček, Dominika Applová, Veronika Loušová, Lucie Koldová, Anna Hanzalová-Kozová
HEADS OF THE STUDIO
prof. Mgr.A. Michal Froněk
1988-1990 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Industrial Design (Alexius Appl)
1990-1994 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Design and Architecture (Bořek Šípek)
prof. M.A. Jan Němeček
1985-1990 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Industrial Design (Alexius Appl)
1990-1991 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Design and Architecture (Bedřich Hanák, Bořek Šípek)
In 1990, they founded the Olgoj Chorchoj studio during the Vitra Design summer workshop of the Weilu am R. Museum, www.olgojchorchoj.cz.
prof. M.A. Jan Němeček
MgA. Michal Malášek