This year marks the third year of international exhibition Prague Design week 2016, held at the Kafka’s house. Spread out of seven exciting days, this annual event exhibits creation designers, jewellers, fashion designers, creative directors and studios.

Prague design weekPrague Design Week | 2016

Now that the industrious week has run its course, here’s an insight featuring some of the events most inspiring fashion accessory pieces, naming just a few of the many talented designers included within the show.

Prague design week 2016Adéla Pečlová | PDW 2016

Bringing an organic architectural twist to her jewellery designs is Adéla Peclova. Since establishing her brand in 2012 the designer, who studies architecture whilst residing in Prague, has always been inspired by mammoth structures and their related materials.

Prague design week 2016Adéla Pečlová | PDW 2016

As part of Prague design week, her collection showcased beautiful minimalist and lightweight pieces. Adopting geometric glass balls, Pečlová contained them in a delicate mesh-like material as the chain, whilst an organic twist was added through the wooden fastener.

Prague design week 2016Simona Kafkova | PDW 2016

Another innovative designer that pushes the boundaries of accessory design is Simona Kafkova. A jewel maker of unusual jewellery, the designer’s purpose is not to celebrate the ideas of traditional jewellery, but to discover a new aesthetic through her own designs.

Prague design week 2016Simona Kafkova | PDW 2016

Each material, regardless how mundane, finds its own character which in turn means Simona’s materials are not only ornamental but can be decorated also.

Prague design week 2016Simona Kafkova | PDW 2016

In addition to creating unique, colourful jewellery pieces, Simona also designs eccentric glasses that have been featured in exhibitions in Prague.

Prague design week 2016Adéla Doušová | PDW 2016 | Photography by  Zuzana Tomková

Adéla Doušová’s accessory collections can be seen as living organisms capable of independent life, as well as being versatile stand-alone pieces.

Prague design week 2016Adéla Doušová | PDW 2016 | Photography by  Zuzana Tomková

“Adéla turns the status of jewellery inside out in some of her collections.”(Prague Design Week, 2016)

Prague design week 2016Adéla Doušová | PDW 2016 | Photography by  Zuzana Tomková

Her pieces have a very short life span, similar to keeping a real flower in your hair for only so long until it begins to die. At Prague design week the designer presented her most recent selection of work, including her newest collection of silver rings featuring rough semi-precious stones.

Prague design 2016Jara Design | PDW 2016

Jana and Radim Slovakovi, the collaborative behind Jara jewellery design, were also one the few designers who presented their work.

Prague design 2016Jara Design | PDW 2016

Inspired by the soft lines of the human body, the duo applies methods of basic geometric shape and form, introducing new mechanical connections throughout the collections. Their main aesthetic is composed of a minimalist style combined with wearability and durability of the jewel.

 

Written by Amber Weaver

Edited by Christina Wright

References
Images:  Peclova. A. Available at: http://www.adelapeclova.cz/ (both images)
Jara Design. Available at: http://jaradesign.cz/novinky (both images)
Dousova. A. Availabe at: http://www.adeladousova.cz/ (all three images)

Design Mag (2016) Němec přináší kaskádové zahrady do interiéru domů [Online] Available at http://Http://www.designmagazin.cz/interier/61744-nemec-prinasi-kaskadove-zahrady-do-interieru-domu.html [Accessed 20/5/16]

Design Magazin (2016) Adéla Pečlová vytváří náhrdelníky ze skla a dřeva [Online] Available at http://Http://www.designmagazin.cz/moda/61774-adela-peclova-vytvari-nahrdelniky-ze-skla-a-dreva.html [Accessed 20/5/16]