Thursday, September 15, 2005

Czech design store opens in Brooklyn

A new Czech design store called Prague Kolektiv opened recently in DUMBO in Brooklyn. The store sells housewares and furniture based on Czech design of the 1920s through the 1960s. Owners Barton Quillen and Giovanni Negrisin spent a decade in Prague living and working, and the shop has come from their interest in the the early 20th century Czech design they found there.

Prague Kolektiv is located at 143-B Front Street near Jay St in Brooklyn.

Check out The Storefront: Openings & Closings: Prague Kolektiv Opens in DUMBO in the 19 Sptember issue of New York Magazine and Prague Kolektiv Launches Dumbo Gallery Celebrating Czech Modernism in Contract Magazine.

(Photo credit: Jeremy Liebman for New York Magazine)

1 comment:

danarita said...

Hello,

I wish I could come and see that store in Brooklyn! Because of the different political, social, and economic contexts in Czechoslovakia during the pre-war and post-war periods, the Czech design from the mid century has obtained a unique style. You can meet with that style everywhere in Prague especially in the art galleries, in the old buildings using for Prague accommodation
even in the family house decorations. I hope that one day that style can be known more by the people interested in design!