Exhibition Self-initiated Prague 2019

Futurit: Unique Material from Maroš Schmidt Collection, SCHOKOLO, May 2019

Collector, curator, historian and design expert Maroš Schmidt, who leads the Slovak Design Museum in Bratislava, presented a selection of his private collection of unique Futurit material. This colored phenol-formaldehyde polycondensate (bakelite) enchanted both designers and consumers in the first half of the 20th century. In 1918, company Gummon bought a license to produce bakelite in Bratislava under the patronage of Professor Backerland from Bakelit Geschellschaft Berlin. Until the 1950s, Futurit was used to produce various consumer products.

SCHOKOLO (Scholastika OKOLO Gallery)
Prague, May 2019