DANIEL POTA & ZDENEK VACEK
FEBRUARY 8-20, 2016
OPENING WEDNESDAY FEBRURY 10, 17-19
for the Stockholm Designweek 2016 in conjunction with the Czech Centre
in Stockholm, invited ZORYA, the design duo Daniel Pota & Zdenek
Vacek. For this special event, their successful collection "Virus"
will be shown.
The thought behind the Virus collection, they say, begins with torn-off
ropes from ships and the passage of time. Time is a creator if it is given
a chance and the salt from the sea can change ropes beyond recognition.
Together in the laboratory, Daniel Pota and Zden?k Vacek, have succeeded
to let crystals replicate like viruses on ropes and the transformation
has resulted in magic jewellery.
Pota and Zdenek Vacek, work in the broader arts and design fields.
In addition to jewellery they also design objects and do works which can
be seen as fine art.
Daniel Pota studied architecture and design in the studio of Jirí
Pelcl at the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design. The essential
experience for him was the research fellowship in the studio of Makkink
& Bey in the Netherlands. Zdenek Vacek is a trained goldsmith and
jeweller and he transforms metal into organic shapes. By working with
luxurious antique jewellery he simultaneously developed his own independent
career and presented his first jewellery collection at the festival "Designblok"
in 2005 where it earned him the award of Talent of the Year. At this time,
his cooperation with Daniel Pota started. Several years of cooperation
and presentations in Europe, America and Asia resulted in the decision
to establish together the brand ZORYA in 2011. In the same year, Vacek
and Pota received the prestigious Czech Grand Design award.