(adam štěch) When you read the title, “Bonded” might evoke the idea of some perverse sexual practices, or perhaps a new James Bond film. However, the truth is that it is the name of Lucie Koldová’s new collection of furniture. This young Czech designer is exhibiting at Designblok in Prague for the second time.
Thanks to her innate interest in shaping materials and furniture and her unceasing zeal in this field, Lucie Koldová has become one of the most promising young Czech designers. Her collection of furniture can be seen at Superstudio Corso in Karlín. The collection Bonded consists of eight objects and is installed in front of a minimalist concrete background. In her new collection, Lucie further exploits her minimalist geometric style, focusing mainly on modern materials and the aesthetic effect of sharp edges. The rhomboidal shapes that might have been inspired by Cubism take various forms on the coffee table, commode, flower pots, stool, and three floor lamps. The sharp white shapes are combined with a colorful graphic coating that is the result of Lucie’s cooperation with her friend – graphic designer Jiří Karásek. Cubism, accompanied by a bright orange printing, gains the quality of contemporary urban culture. The graphic pattern was selected after long discussions and reflects the aesthetics of kinetic art and op-art. Lucie also used its principles in her previous projects, for example, on the Moare chair.
The furniture is made of alucobond – a modern material composed of two metal plates and between them there is plastic or foam filling. This material - perfect for bending and creating sharp edges - was ideal for the designer’s intention. In this way, Lucie could work on and