It is not for nothing that it is said that Czechs have hands of gold. Traditionally, the term „Czech design“ is associated with glass, porcelain, or applied art and historical real estate in the spirit of Cubism, which reached an unprecedented boom in our country at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fortunately, the downturn in Czech design during the communist regime between 1948 and 1989 is a thing of the past, and in the last 30 years, Czech products and applied art have once again made their way into the world with their originality and quality. At present, new talents are increasingly being promoted in the field of design furniture. Are you still enjoying the same wardrobes, tables, and chairs from ready-to-wear clothing? Would you like to liven up a luxury house with an interesting piece? Draw inspiration from the work of Czech artists!
The abbreviation reflects the typical method of production, as it is „Bent Furniture Factory“ (Továrna na Ohýbaný Nábytek in Czech). Its operation was started in Bystřice pod Hostýnem in 1861 and today it is the oldest factory of its kind in the world. Hand-bent chairs and tables are created in combination with modern ideas of leading Czech designers. All products are made entirely of wood and are complemented by leather or reed.
The new AGAIN collection offers classic chairs and bar stools. You can choose the color of the paint and upholstery according to your ideas. Moreover, you can choose from natural brown shades to pastel blue, green, or even yellow.
The Merano armchair was the first product for which TON won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.
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The duo Luděk Šteigl and Ondřej Zita invent imaginative and innovative tables, chairs, hangers, and shelf systems in Zábřeh in Moravia. Proof of their competitiveness on a European scale is that they win contracts in, for example, Germany or Belgium.
You can choose bases and table tops separately – all with a geometrically interesting design. The Diamond series is a hit. Their first seating furniture is the Cocon armchair. And for example, such a Spaghetti hanger will enliven any entrance space, whether at home or in commercial buildings.
The founder of the brand, Jiří Jaroš, started working on visions for connecting original pieces of wood and modern technologies, thanks to which „illuminated furniture“ was created, in 2013. The same year, he was already making the prototypes of unusual tables. The first series of so-called „stools“ appeared in 2019. This year, the company invited a several artists to production and in cooperation with them creates an unmistakable furniture design, whose core ideas include the connection of seemingly incompatible opposites – such as light and darkness. Uniques are handmade in Luky pod Medníkem. Ecologically, they select, for example, logs with defects that would otherwise end up as waste. By thoroughly modifying and adding LED technology, the artists transform a seemingly ugly piece of wood into luxury furniture. Thanks to the possibility of installing a wireless charger, it is also highly functional.
The architect opened her first showroom in 2014. However, she had already promoted herself at foreign shows within the Czech exhibition. Its hallmark has become a delicate, luxurious design, which is appreciated especially by women. In addition to beds, chests of drawers, and bedside tables, Helena Dařbujánová also creates lamps and mirrors. She became more widely known with the Makronky collection. These are seats, bowls, and tables in various variations of colors and prints, whose shape is strikingly reminiscent of the popular French dessert (macaroon). She also relies on the work of the best Czech craftsmen for her products.
The combination of the old with the new is brought by the Nanovo brand, which renovates furniture from Czechoslovakia from the second half of the 20th century. You will find only originals here. You should therefore hurry with the purchase because there is always only one piece available. Current news includes the U-460 box from the Universal series, which was an almost integral part of the Czechoslovak household in the 1960s and 1970s. Now Nanovo offers its three color variants, each of which is original.
New promising designers from the ranks of students are also starting to take the floor: for example, Terezie Lexová. She succeeded with her design of the Second skin lounger in the „National Award for Student Design“ competition. This original interior lounger combines the contrast of leather and metal in an interesting way. Last year, she won an award for Good Student Design and also a special Prize from the Museum of Applied Arts. Sabina Stržínková, who collaborated with Jelínek company on the design of the Tammi Chair, also won the National Award for Student Design. The history of this Wallachian company dates back to 1897 and now proudly continues the family tradition of carpentry. The aim was to create a modern and elegant piece of furniture that would also be in harmony with nature. The successful connection with Stržínková is also evidenced by the fact that the Jelínek company has included the chair in its portfolio.
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3. 1. 2022
It can already be said with certainty that 2021 will go down in mortgage history as a record year - whether in terms of the volume of mortgages arranged due to huge interest or above-standard interest rate increases. We will now take a closer look at the various factors that have shaped the mortgage market in recent months and will also be reflected in the period ahead.
28. 12. 2021
The luxury segment, comprising unusual properties in prestigious locations, forms a distinctive part of the residential market. And it has its own special requirements. Properties that are the focus of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties require professional brokers with perfect knowledge of the specifics of this market. They will now take you on an excursion into the world of exclusive real estate with a few selected, untouched gems!
2. 12. 2021
The jewel of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties' portfolio are two building plots with building permits for luxury house development projects - Nad Šáreckým údolím in Prague 6 and Zahrada snů in Prague 8. The common feature of the buildings is the emphasis on the highest quality materials and equipment, the pursuit of maximum energy efficiency and also a sensitive setting in the space that honours the genius loci. You can start building your home as soon as you purchase the land. You'll also appreciate the fact that both have now seen a significant price adjustment!
10. 11. 2021
In the popular Krkonoše resort of Harrachov, an intimate project Harrachov Peaks is growing, which includes 16 unique units, including three exclusive penthouse duplexes. Our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties has launched an exclusive sale of luxury apartments with layouts from 1+kk to 4+kk. But don't hesitate for long, the huge demand for holiday properties is definitely not going to subside! Mountain residential house offers the possibility of a second home in nature and at the same time an investment opportunity. The project is scheduled for completion in December next year, and you can look forward to the handover of the units in January 2023.
8. 9. 2021
In an attractive location of Prague 5, on the border of Smíchov and Radlice, directly below Dívčí hrady, construction of an original and timeless development project - the Garden Lofts residence in industrial style has started. The building includes 22 luxury apartments with terraces, balconies or front gardens. They are now exclusively for sale by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties. The project will be completed in the spring of 2023. The construction is being carried out by the renowned construction company Swietelsky.
11. 8. 2021
We have opened a model house in the exclusive residential complex Březový háj in Předboj, Prague-East. Most of the 16 luxury villas, including one bungalow from the first stage, are already sold or reserved. But do not despair! During this year we are going to offer for purchase 4 more houses from the second one. The exclusive sale of luxury homes is handled by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties. The first phase is scheduled to be completed next spring, and the entire project is expected to be finished in late 2022/early 2023.
22. 7. 2021
Wondering how to spend your summer? Are you a lover of wine, cycling or hiking? Discover the 1,200 kilometres of wine trails in Moravia! You can choose from a total of eighteen circuits named after the main wine centres. The routes ingeniously connect interesting places and offer visitors day trips and multi-day trips full of exercise and first-class Moravian wine. Once you start with one, you'll want to try the others! Here's a selection of the ones you shouldn't miss, along with a few tips on luxury living.
15. 7. 2021
Luxent - Exclusive Properties offers comprehensive services in the field of luxury real estate. To work in such a specific market, our real estate brokers require, in addition to years of experience, excellent knowledge of the real estate segment, top know-how in marketing and sales support, as well as professionalism and superior client care. An exceptional example is Zdeněk Jemelík, who specialises primarily in the sale of residential properties and development projects and also provides advice on investment acquisitions and leases.
28. 6. 2021
Golf is no longer the domain of a select few who live in exclusive apartments and family villas. Golf tourism is becoming increasingly popular in the Czech Republic. It combines a passion for sport with visits to historical monuments or trips through beautiful countryside. So whether you are a seasoned matador or a beginner, you are sure to enjoy travelling in conjunction with golf! So where to go?
16. 6. 2021
Are you planning to buy an exclusive property? In addition to luxury apartments in Prague, family villas and commercial buildings, you can also choose from historic ones! In the Czech Republic, unlike Western European countries, we have monuments that have been relatively preserved, but during the previous regime it was impossible to buy them. Since then, they have been in great demand among businessmen and celebrities. They build private residences, company headquarters, hotels, spas, restore castle parks, vineyards or develop other agricultural activities on the land. Are you interested in how this unique segment works? Lenka Munter, a specialist at Luxent - Exclusive Properties, who has valued the properties of the British royal family for Forbes in New York, will guide you through the world of historic properties. The company currently offers several castles in its portfolio, including those in Světlá nad Sázavou, Encovany and Stružná.