OFFICE SPACE >
Form & function
Written by: Klára Smolová
Photo by: Hana Hamplová
Even without heavy investments,
one can create a unique work environment. According to Pavel
Kuklík, owner of Kuklík, a company that specializes in PR and
communication, furniture has to be flexible to suit changing
needs. Here the simple furniture in combination with wood floors
and white walls creates a feeling of airy space and helps to
distinguish the artwork.
"The Ikea chairs in orange - our company color - goes
well with my favorite glass conference table of Italian
design which I bought ten years ago. The poster 'Dinner
for two' is by Míla Preslová."
"I like the noble shape of the British-made art nouveau
pot. The table is a replica of original design from the
"This double poster called 'Two to two' is also by
Míla Preslová. If you were to take one of the photos away,
the art loses its load."
"My two desks are the only tailor-made pieces of furniture.
You don't find such large ones in shops, and I need to
have enough space to monitor at the optimal distance from
my eyes. I have also two computers - the Mac is suitable
for graphics - our means of income - and the PC is for
"We spent lot of time and money choosing the chairs (supplied by Arris).
To avoid common spine ailments, we wanted chairs to fulfil certain ergonomic
demands. The painting is also by contemporary artist Jiří Matějů."
"The tea set is from Ladislav Sutnar, a leading designer of the First Republic.
Glasses on the top shelf are from Bořek Šípek and Moser which remained after
an advertising campaign for Plzeňský Prazdroj."
"The meeting room in company colors matches the painting from Martin Segurt.
It is not common to hang original arts in offices, but abroad it is - first it
is a matter of prestige, second it is a good investment and third companies support
"I call this still life 'Ikea corner'. The function of the furniture corresponds
to its value, which suits us. But the painting by Jiří Matějů is of course original."