The curatorial and architectural concept from the hands of the Czech creative collective, Okolo, to whom the Kunstgewerbemuseum already devoted a solo exhibition in 2014, clearly shows that the approach of Rony Plesls himself forms an important foundation for contemporary glass design in the Czech Republic. Plesl and his students are not only interested in championing mastery of the material, but also in experimenting and searching for new methods of expression. Plesl and Okolo have compiled these and other guidelines for contemporary glass design in a manifesto, which is available as a publication and has been woven into the latest presentation as a theoretical framework.
With this exhibition, the Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is once again actively initiating new pieces this year. The exhibition also takes us along the exciting path of convergence with the design scenes of neighbouring Eastern European countries.