Frantisek Jungvirt, born in 1996, is a glass artist, designer and glass painter based in Prague. He has experience working for international studios and famous glass brands like a Moser and Preciosa as well as cooperating with private clients too. He works across a variety of projects ranging from art direction to glass design. His work encompasses everyday products, gallery objects, site-specific artworks and limited series. He mostly return to the most classic references of Czech glassmaking which he associate with new impulses. He try to move the technical and visual boundaries of the glass department. He has been awarded several times for his work.

 

Frantisek is a part of the artistic’s platforms: Michelangelo Foundation and Northlands Creative.

 

Since 2020, he has been the creative director of the KLIMCHI glass brand.

Studies

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague – Glass studio, doc. ak. soch. Rony Plesl

OA, SOŠ a SOU Třeboň, Artistic and Crafts glass processing – specialisation painting

Exhibitions – selection

2022 Eva Maisch Winter Selection, Ortsteil Lindelbach

2022 Designblok – Curatorial project Renaissance 21st century – The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

2022 Maison&Objet, Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris

2022 Cluster Crafts Fair, Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street, London

2022 Talking to the Future, Bergdorf Goodman’s 5th Avenue flagship, Culture Object, New York

2022 Rhy Art Basel Salon, Basel

2022 In Sacrificio Florum / Embraced by Flowers, Museum Montanelli, Prague

2022 Transparency of Colors, Glazenhuis, Lommel

2021 The Salon Art & Design Fair, Anything And Everything – Culture Object, Park Avenue Armory, New York

2021 Designblok – Curatorial project Renaissance 21st century – The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

2021 Paris Design Week, Czech center in Paris

2021 Ludvík Kuba Gallery Poděbrady, Spa Poděbrady, Czech Republic

2021 Czech Design Week, International Festival of Design in Prague

2021 Element glass / Material of fantasy, Regional Gallery Vysočina in Jihlava, Czech Republic

2021 Scrape & Scratch, Culture Object, New York

2020 Designblok 2020, Space for exhibitions of collector’s design, Prague

2020 Czech Design Week, International Festival of Design in Prague

2020 Fashion Glass, Kuzebauch Gallery, Prague

2020 Culture Object, New York

2019 Czech Design Week, International Festival of Design in Prague

2019 Designblok 2019 – UMPRUM, Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague

2019 Bologna Design Week, project for Czech Design Week, Bologna

2019 Shape, Sun Gallery, Carlsbad, Czech Republic

2019 Milan Design Week, Ventura Future, BASE, Milán

2019 Czech Design Week Selection, Brera Design District, Milán

2019 Fresh Colours, Museum Portheimka, Prague

2019 Cross The Line /Czech glass in Israel, Czech house Jeruzalém

2018 Czech Design Week, International Festival of Design in Prague

2018 Designblok 2018, Preciosa Flagship Store, Prague

2018 London Design Fair, Exhibition Colours of transparency, London

2018 Z JIHO-ČECH, Glassimo gallery, Prague

2018 Glassfest Karlovy Vary, 18th Art Glass Festival, Czech Republic

2017 Fragile, Glassimo gallery, Prague

2017 Designblok 2017 – UMPRUM, Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague

2016 Three Generations – Continuity of Glasswork Education, Takamatsu

Awards

2022 Josef Hlávka Award

2022 Stanislav Libenský Award – among the 30 selected participants

2022 Czech Grand Design Awards 2021 – Finalist

2021 Erste Premier Talent Display 2021, Designblok

2021 Stanislav Libenský Award – among the 30 selected participants

2021 Czech Design Award – Best of Design

2021 Czech Grand Design Awards 2020 – Nominee

2021 EDIDA 2021 Awards – Nominee

2020 EDIDA 2020 Awards – Nominee

2018 The Winner of Ludwig Moser Award 2018

2018 Master of Crystal 2018 – Special Jury Prize

2018 Master of Crystal 2018 – Prize of the Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou

2018 Junior Glass WaysAward per craft – for glass painting

2015 Sanssouci Junior Glass Match 2015Award per craft – for glass painting

 

 

Practise, internships and stays

2018 Engraving workshopJaroslav Šára, Kolektiv Ateliers, Nový Bor

2018 Residence stay in Moser glass factory, Karlovy Vary

2017 Course “King craft”, lector Antonín Votruba, UMPRUM Prague

2016 Course of hot shop techniques, Secondary School of Applied Glass Art, Železný Brod

2015 Education and cognitive internship, Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan

2015 Course pâte de verre, lector Anne Petter, Centre of glass art, Glass hute František Sázava

Representation in public collections

Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou

Glass Museum in Kamenický Šenov

Glass Museum in Nový Bor

South Bohemian Museum in České Budějovice

Collection of Annín Glass Museum, Annín

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