UMPRUM students part of the Czech Therapeutic Landscapes exhibition at EXPO 2020
Students of the Furniture and Interior Design Studio of UMPRUM Daniela Dvornická, Klára Němečková, and Sára Svobodová had the opportunity to present their work at EXPO 2020.
In the pavilion designed by young Czech architects of Formosa AA s.r.o. and Expo started a rotating exhibition called Czech Therapeutic Landscapes. It was there where students of Roman Vrtiška, Vladimír Žák, and Petr Hák had the opportunity to present themselves. The exhibition presented the Czech spa industry in an unconventional way in the form of reviving the old spa craft of Karlovy Vary, namely by working with aragonite from Karlovy Vary, a unique water sediment from the local thermal water, which was abundantly processed in the past. Dominika Bártová, the founder of the Vary Guide project, decided to bring the aragonite back to life and, in collaboration with stonemason Jakub Vorel and young designers, they designed a collection of objects, which they presented with a joint exhibition at Designblok 2020, from where the objects traveled to the Expo with a short break.
The collection was exhibited in the Czech pavilion in Dubai thanks to the support of the Karlovy Vary Region as part of the rotating exhibition Czech Therapeutic Landscapes and after the end of the exhibition, it became part of the permanent exhibition. You could see variations of the Svvan jewellery boxes by Daniela Dvornicka, a family of spa hippos by Klára Němečková, and a collection of trays and vases by Sára Svobodová.