Daniel González's Jumbo Pot immediately after casting at the Stará Huť foundry. Photo: Tomáš Souček.

Out of the Fireplace, into the Fire

March 2014

Czech designers + craftsmen retie the knot
Czech craftsmanship and the industry it created prior to the Second World War were impressive. Heartening is the fact that the deep bond between design and craft was instilled to such a degree that even after all the decades that have since intervened with a will to crush this burgeoning momentum, the flame still flickered. Remarkably, it has taken only a few years for designers and craftsmen to revive this relationship, and it’s almost as if the two were never severed.