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The expert jury headed by prof. akad. arch. Jiří Pelcl dr.h.c. chose the winners in the individual categories of the Interior of the Year 2017 competition from 178 interiors entered by Czech and Slovak architects and interior designers.

The eighteen-member international expert jury included, in addition to Czechs, also one Slovenian, an Italian and two Portuguese. In addition to architects and interior designers the jury was staffed by people with exceptional results in visual culture (e.g. film director and producer MgA. Hana Třeštíková, painter and teacher MgA. David Saudek, designer Pasta Oner and the editor of Dolcevita magazine Danica Kovářová, etc.), so that the results were more three-dimensional and took into consideration also the aspects of the use of colours, various creative elements, etc.

The INTERIOR OF THE YEAR competition popularises the professions of architect and interior designer. Every year they create fantastic and original interiors of a global standard for their clients. In the field of public interiors last year there was a big jump in interiors of offices and business spaces. Investors are aware that a quality and pleasant working environment can positively influence the performance of employees and a shop with its details thought out can boost revenues and clients’ interest.


The patrons of the third year of the Interior of the Year competition were the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Culture and Mayor of the City of Prague. Unique glass vases proposed by Václav Mlynář and Jakub Pollág from the deform studio, which were produced in the BOMMA glassworks, were handed over this year as a symbol of the award.

The overall winner across all the categories was MODERN HOUSE IN THE SHAPE OF A HEART IN HAVLÍČKŮV BROD by the architect Daniela Polubědovová. The winners of the competition were announced on 10 April 2018 at the international LIVING FORUM congress, where interesting contributions on the topics of PRIVACY, SECURITY AND INTIMACY were presented by, for example: the Polish architect ROBERT KONIECZNY, Mies van den Rohe award finalist, who presented his specific projects for progressively designed houses, the Norwegian architect EINAR JARMUND, author of extraordinary works on small areas, who clarified the process for building a small writer’s cottage and, last but not least, the English scriptwriter ANDREW SHAW, who allowed listeners to examine the story of the villa Tugendhat in Brno from the viewpoint of the scriptwriter of the film The Glass Room, which will be premiered in the spring of 2019.

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