Exhibition Jan Vaněk 1891-1962. Civilized Housing for Everyone

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A second showing of the exhibition Jan Vaněk 1891-1962. Civilized Housing for Everyone will take place in the main building of the City of Prague Museum at Florenc from the 3rd of March up until the 22nd of August 2010. This exhibition and publication project, initially organised by Mr. Jindřich Chatrný in the Brno City Museum in the year 2008, is the first to present in a complete fashion the life and creative ‘story’ of the architect Jan Vaněk. 

Through his work Jan Vaněk significantly influenced the between-the-wars progressive avant-garde in terms of the overall conception of interior and furniture design, not only as an artist and designer, but also as a theoretician, publicist, teacher and business man. He cooperated with Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos as well as with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Vaněk’s company Standard bytová společnost (S.B.S.) carried out at practically the same time the interior furnishings of both Mies’ Tugendhat Villa and Loos’ Müller Villa.

The exhibition in the City of Prague Museum has a new architectural and graphic design with a range of exhibited items which were not presented in the initial Brno exhibition due to space limitations. The film director Tomáš Řehořek has created a documentary series “The Life and Creative Journey of Jan Vaněk over the Evolution of Time” especially for the Prague exhibition.



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