About us

OKOLO is a creative collective with a focus on design, architecture, art, style, fashion, and the entire scope of cultural city life which, thus, becomes the subject of our activities in design journalism, curatorial exhibitions, print publications and special projects and events through which we strive to collaborate with creative individuals from various fields a look for an unexpected way of presenting design and more. OKOLO was founded in 2009 and is run by graphic designers Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss and curator Adam Štěch. The studio is based in Prague, Czech republic.

Adam Štěch

(born in Děčín in 1986) has been active in the fields of design, architecture, fashion and graphic arts as a theoretician, journalist and curator since 2006. He is editor of Prague-based design magazine Dolce Vita and contributor for several international magazines including Wallpaper, Cool Hunting, Damn, A10, Mark, Frame and much more. He teaches at Scholastika in Prague.

Matěj Činčera

(born in 1988 in Prague) graduated at the Atelier of Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). Except OKOLO, he does freelance graphic work for clients in Czech republic and abroad. He is able to work also as a skilled craftsman with paper materials. He teaches at Scholastika in Prague.

Jan Kloss

(born in 1982 in Prague) graduated at the Atelier of Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). He is active in the whole wide field of applied graphic design. He stands behind the refreshment of classic Czech trainers company Botas (BOTAS 66). Among other things, he is also skilled dj. He teaches at Scholastika in Prague. 

Collaborations

A1 Architects
Matylda Krzykowski
Fulvio Ferrari
Tamar Shafrir
Tomáš Souček
Jaroslav Moravec
Maxim Velčovský
Klára Šumová
Jan Novák
Jan Horčík
Evžen Šimera
Ondřej Brody
Martin Žampach
Tomáš Procházka
Oscar Diaz
DaphnaLaurens
Filip Šlapal
Pedro Kok
Daniel & Emma
Michal Štěpánek
Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis
Jonah Takagi
Jovan Jelovac
Ellie Stathaki
BIG-GAME
Adrien Rovero
Camille Blin
Tomáš Král
Jan Jaroš
Marco Dessí
Lenka Míková
Tulga Beyerle
Segno Italiano
Patrick Parrish
Stefan Nilsson
Elia Nedkov
Pete Collard
Alice Masters

Clients

Absolut
Camper
Cohn Auction
ČSOB
Damn Magazine
Depot Basel, Designblok
designSUPERMARKET
ECAL, Esprit Magazine
Heineken
Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden
Lodz Design Festival
Proč Ne Magazine
Ústav dějin umění – Akademie věd
Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze (UPMRUM)
Vienna Design Week
Muzeum současného skla Ziba
ZLIN DESIGN WEEK

Press

Abitare
Cool Hunting
Czechdesign
Dailytonic
Design Miami
Designboom
Designalive
Designmagazin
Dezeen
Disegno
Dolce Vita
Domus
Esprit
Font
Form
Hypebeast
Insidecor
Its Nice That
Larcobaleno
Mondoblogo
Phaidon
Selectism
SightUnseen
This is Paper
Wallpaper
We-heart
Wired
Yatzer
and more

Talks

Belgrade Design Week, 2013
European Design capital, Helsinki, 2013
Pecha Kucha Night Praha, Prague, 2012
Belgrade Design Week, 2013
European Design capital, Helsinki, 2013
Pecha Kucha Night Praha, Prague, 2012

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