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The Moravian Gallery in Brno is a museum of art and design. Its collections include over 200 thousand artistic works which the Museum presents as part of both temporary and long-term exhibitions. The sheer number of its collection items makes it the second largest institution of its kind in the Czech Republic. It focuses on art and design from the Middle Ages until the present day. The Moravian Gallery is housed in six buildings. The building of the Museum of Applied Arts in Brno presents the long-term exhibition ART DESIGN FASHION which focuses on design and fashion, and explores the connections between art and design.


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Organized by:
The Moravian Gallery in Brno

Expert cooperation:
Designblok, Prague International Design Festival

Professional guarantors:
Jan Press, Director of The Moravian Gallery in Brno;
Jana Zielinski, Director of the Designblok festival;
Jiří Macek, Creative Director of the Designblok festival

Exhibition curators:
Danica Kovářová, Eva Slunečková

Exhibition concept and design, author cooperation:
Maxim Velčovský

Exhibition design and architecture:
Vítězslav Danda (edit! architects)

Hana Knížová

Graphic design:

Webdesign and development:
Florian Karsten

Triennale Milano, viale Alemagna 6, Milano
(17–23 April 2023)

Designblok, Prague International Design Festival
(3–15 October 2023)

Museum of Applied Arts of The Moravian Gallery in Brno
(17 November 2023 – 31 August 2024)

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Media partners:
Aktuálně.cz, Deník N, Dolce Vita, Hospodářské noviny

The “Made by Fire” project was made possible by the support of the

President of the Czech Republic, General (Retired) Ing. Petr Pavel, M.A.

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Petr Fiala, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Baxa, and the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Mr. Jozef Síkela.

The Made by Fire exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Museum of Applied Arts of The Moravian Gallery in Brno.

The exhibition and publications are realized as part of the project „Made by Fire,“ project number 0215000060, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture from the National Recovery Plan’s Mobility II program.

Exhibition Authors


Maxim Velčovský

IG: @maximvelcovsky

Maxim Velčovský (* 1976) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where, between 2011–2021, he also directed the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio. Inn 2002 and along with Jakub Berdych, he founded the QUBUS design studio and designed a number of legendary products under its banner. As designer, he enjoys working with various materials, using them in new contexts and challenging the limits of applied art. His work is represented in many museal and private collections around the world, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria Albert Museum in London, the Mudac in Lausanne, Neue Sammlung in Munich, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Museum of Applied Arts in Brno. Since 2011, he holds the position of Artistic Director at Lasvit, in 2020 receiving the prize for the best Creative Director in the world from the Interior Design Best of Year Awards.


Eva Slunečková

IG: @eva.slunecko
WEB: evasluneckova.cz

Eva Slunečková (* 1989) is a freelance journalist. She graduated with a degree in Art History from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and her articles have appeared in popular and expert media, such as Art & Antiques, Artalk.cz, Dolce Vita or Earch.cz, as well as Hospodářské noviny, Proč Ne?! magazine and Forbes.cz. During the last four years, she was editor-in-chief of the ELLE Decoration Czech Republic magazine, focusing on interior design, art and architecture, and also published in the ELLE Czech Republic magazine. She now mostly works on projects as a consultant, curator and journalist, predominantly focusing on design. She is a regular member of the judges' panels at the Czech Grand Design competition, Designblok and EDIDA (ELLE Decoration International Design Awards) and is among the foremost experts on contemporary Czech design. She enjoys finding interesting historical facts and narratives, discovering young talent, and connecting the art scene with the wider public. Every two weeks, Eva publishes a curatorial selection of the hottest topics on the Czech scene in her Design filtr newsletter.


Danica Kovářová

IG: @danicakovar

Danica Kovářová (* 1978) is a freelance journalist. She graduated with a degree in Aesthetics from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. She has been publishing in Czech media on the topics of design, architecture and fashion for twenty years, and was editor-in-chief of the Dolce Vita magazine. She now works as a freelance external editor, collaborating with select projects such as Vogue CS, Forbes.cz, Amazing, Mile, What, Umění času and many others. She has been part of the judges' panels for the Czech Grand Design awards, Designblok, Czech Architecture Award, Interior of the Year awards, and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Apart from media work, her most recent activities include the curation of Designblok's Art House exhibition, editing the book One:Love by photographer Radka Leitmeritz, as well as providing creative and marketing consultancy for clients in the sphere of architecture, design and art.