Jiří Svoboda

“Beauty in simplicity.”


I have always tried to find the easiest way to an impressive work of art. This is an approach I have followed since the beginnings of my career as a designer, which I have wanted to pursue since I was a child. I was fascinated by the design of light features even then – by the combination of glass and light, and the effect they can have in a space. With every object made of glass I immediately try to find a way of turning it into a light feature. I enjoy discovering new methods and materials, and I like producing technical solutions because these give a real shape to what was originally an idea.

Projects I am proud of:

  • Winner of the ‘Combined Methods’ category in the ‘Craft and Art in Glass’ competition
  • Drawings exhibition as part of FIGURAMA 2012 at Prague airport & Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Participation in the second ‘Where’s the Glass’ exhibition at the ‘Malostranská beseda’ music and theatre club
  • Participation in the “Product styling” competition held by Plastia, s.r.o.