(jiří macek) Peruť, the new Czech label, introduced itself at Designblok through its “Hunting” collection. Among its creators, one can find a variety of designers and artists, plus a collection that plays about with kitsch, irony, and inspiration from the fallen culture of Czech gardeners.
Among the exhibits presented within the installation at Superstudio Corso, one can find Karlštejn, Ještěd, a doe, and Temelín. The tower of Karlštejn is a jewel box; Temelín is the vase called Flowers for Austria; Ještěd is a chandelier; the doe is a vase. The Peruť studio brings us to a world living on the edge of kitsch. However, there are interesting moments.
“I asked a roe-calf where I could find the nearest peep show with design. It sniffed, licked its mouth, but didn’t understand my question. It dragged its heels and jumped; its heel tinkled on flint stone… then it disappeared in the forest. The tenderness escaped me again; it is the hunter’s destiny,” says Maxmilián V. John, the guru of the label.
A lot of gold, tenderness, and the absorption of modern influences create a sort of a design soap opera. Mark Almond would enjoy living in it if he was a gardener and could create the most beautiful views of the Czech countryside in front of his mirror-faced house during his free time. Mark Almond is a singer and a genial illusionist whose charisma and perfect perception of the boarders of irony, kitsch, and combinations of the uncombinable allowed him to create extraordinary moments. The future will show how much of that Peruti can achieve in the field of design. Nevertheless, the flowers that they put in the place of antlers on the does’ heads are gorgeous.
Váza Koloušek, foto: FilipŠlapal