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Pelcl Jiří

Pelcl Jiří

* 22.9.1950, Postřelmov, Czech Republic

He is an important personality in the field of design in the Czech Republic and abroad. He is a professor at the Academy for Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and was the rector from 2002-2005.

Besides practical design activities for industrial production he is engaged in design theory giving university lectures at home and abroad and publishing.


Arts and Crafts School in Brno, Czech Republic
Academy of Arts, Architecture Specialization in Prague, Czech Republic
Royal College of Art, Furniture Design in London, United Kingdom

Invidiual exhibitions, selection

1999 – Pelcl Design - Cotto Nábytek, Moravian Gallery, Brno
1999 – Strip Collection, Gallery Neotu, Paris
2002 – Jiri Pelcl, International Biennial Design Festival, Saint-Étienne
2006 – Subjective x Objective: Jiří Pelcl Design, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
2007 – Subjective x Objective: Jiří Pelcl Design, Looshaus, Vienna
2011 – Luxury Dwelling, Grosseti Gallery, Milan
2011 – Luxury Dwelling, DOX galerie, Prague
2012 – The Incredible Lightness of Being, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton
+16 more

Group exhibitions, selection

2005 – Czech 100 Design Icons, Berlin, Prague, Stockholm, Milan, Brighton
2006 – Dreams and Reality: Czech Design 1990–2005, Design Vlandereen Gallery, Brussels
2007 – 25 Jaar Binnen, Gallery Binnen Amsterdam
2007 – Český design, Imperial Art Gallery, Beijing
2008 – "Křehký", ICFF New York, 100 % DESIGN, Tokyo
2008 – Seoul Design Olympiad, Seoul
2009 – "Křehký", Design Vlandereen Gallery, Brussels
2009 – Real World Laboratory, Museumquartier Wien, Vienna
2009 – Czech Selection, Zona Tortona, Milan
2009 – "Křehký", Carriage Works, Sydney
2010 – Jiří Pelcl and students, Pecsi Galeria, Pecs
2011 – Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970–1990, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2014 – Briliant by Design, Design Museum Gent, Gent
+ 243 more


2004 – Grand Prix of the Society of Czech Architects for the reconstruction of Gustav Mahler’s house in Kaliště (together with Vladimír Krátký)
2006 – National Design Prize 2006 of the Design Centre of the Czech Republic
2006 – Form 2006 prize, Tendence International Trade Fair, Frankfurt
2007 – World Best Design – Legacy for the Future Design Awards, Seoul
2007 – Czech Grand Design prize 2006 Designer of the year
2007 – Design Plus 2007 Ambiente International Trade Fair, Frankfurt
2011 – ELLE Deco International Design Award, EDIDA 2011
2011 – The National Design Prize 2011 of the Slovak Design Center

Represented at

The National Gallery in Prague,The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague,The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Die Neue Sammlung in Műnchen, Museum fűr Gestaltung in Zurich, Swedish Glassmuseum Smalands, Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt, The Aldrich Collection in Brighton, The Olomouc Museum of Art, The Museum of North Bohemia in Liberec