By any measure, Lucie Koldova enjoys a dynamic and productive career marked by an international and well deserved acclaim. Her recent accolades include Red Dot Design Award 2020 for the The Manta range of urban furniture and Grand Designer of the Year - winner of the Czech Grand Design Award.
Sophistication, functionality and uniqueness come naturally to Lucie Koldova. Born in the Czech Republic in 1983, she moved to Paris after graduating from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague (2009). Her breakthrough came quickly in 2010 with her first lighting collections - Balloons and Muffins - both of which she created for Brokis, the leading Czech producer of handblown glass lighting. France has influenced immensely her approach and way of handling concepts of art and style. She went on to establish her own studio in Paris in 2012, but in recent years decided to move back to her native country where traditions in glass manufacturing are quite strong.
Lucie Koldova’s pieces are characterised by a sensual formal language and charismatic style finely encompassing products of daily use, poetic gallery pieces, and limited series, including furniture, glass sculptures, and lights. She combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative production methods, giving prominence to the intrinsic beauty of materials like glass, wood, and metal. Hers are objects of desire, ever chic and purified, charged with emotion arising from the use of vibrant colours, unconventional proportions, and striking contrasts.
Melba Symposium is proud to present Lucie Koldova as a speaker thanks to the kind support of the Czech Centre in Sofia.