London Design Feast

Tomorrow is the day for design lovers! The London Design Fair is about to begin. Furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world all meet in the creative heart of East London. Among them even contemporary Czech glass and our Soffa magazine as the proud media partner of the Fair.

The London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. As the most international trade destination during the annual London Design Festival over 28,000 influentials, retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest from the design industry.

London Design Fair 2018 Country Pavilions:

  • Guest Country: Japan

  • Denmark: Danish Living Room

  • Balearic Islands: Made in Mallorca

  • Italy: Design in South Italy

  • Sweden: Swedish Design Pavilion

  • British Craft Pavilion

  • Finland: Nordic Happiness Hotel

  • Portugal: The Best of Portugal by Associative Design

  • Czech Republic: UMPRUM (Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague)

  • Spain: Inspired in Barcelona

  • Netherlands: Dutch Stuff

  • South Korea: Seoul Design Festival

  • Dubai Design District

London Design Fair 2018 Features:

  • Material of the Year: Plastic Beyond the Chipper

  • Envisions x Finsa: Wood in Progress

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

The Studio of Glass will represent the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), at the London Design Fair 2018

Colour and transparency in relation to glass is the central theme around the exhibition Colours of Transparency from the Studio of Glass led by professor Rony Plesl. It is as much a celebration of Plesl's tenth year as the head of the Glass studio, as well as a demonstration of how the studio has grown and in what direction it is heading.

Jana Němcová, UMPRUM

Jana Němcová, UMPRUM

Barbora Štefánková, UMPRUM

Barbora Štefánková, UMPRUM

Daniel Kinský, UMPRUM

Daniel Kinský, UMPRUM

We do not cling only to design, but rather expand it to all the borders. We openly and deeply talk about where the line of the art world lies, vs. that of the design world. We lay down a lot of direct and honest questions that stir up the students to maximum performance and they attack their work with intensity. We are different even in this aspect, we are literally opening Pandora’s box.
— Rony Plesl
Dominika Petrtýlová, UMPRUM

Dominika Petrtýlová, UMPRUM

After its premiere at the London Design Fair, the exhibition will be moved to Prague and the extended collection will be featured in the HYB4 Gallery at Campus Hybernská. In addition to the exhibition, The Studio of Glass also prepared a comprehensive catalogue, introducing themselves and the actual Colours of Transparency project.

Learn more about the exhibition Colours of Transparency at

London Design Fair

20.–23. September 2018
Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street / London

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Tickets, program, list of exhibitors and more information can be found at

photo: London Design Fair & UMPRUM