Jiri Pelcl - Artists - Chamber Gallery

Jiři Pelcl (b. 1950, Postřelmov, Czech Republic) is a designer working with a diverse array of media and materials. Pelcl is a professor and a former rector of the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in the Czech Republic. Pelcl studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Prague before studying furniture design at the Royal College of Art in London. Alongside practical design activities for industrial production, his expertise lies in the theory of design, lecturing colleges like Rietveld Academy, RCA London, EnsAD Paris, Yale University, Pratt Institute, NYU New York. Some of Pelcl’s commissions include Vaclav Havel´s study in Prague Castle, the interiors of the St Laurence Church in Prague, the Czech Embassies in Rome and Pretoria and Gustav Mahler´s house in Kaliste. Jiři Pelcl has received the Czech National Award for Design (2006), the Czech Grand Design Award for Designer of the Year (2006), the Form and Design Award in Germany (2007), the Future Design Award in Seoul (2011) and the Slovak National Award for Design (2011), and is includes in the permanent design collections, such as MoMA New York, the National Gallery in Prague, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Zurich, the Swedish Glassmuseum in Småland, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt and the Aldrich Collection in Brighton.

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