Design is trending right now, but sometimes I feel that it has almost become an abused word – design daily, design weekly, ugly design, timeless design… But who today can say what design is and isn’t? It is about the perspective we adopt. Design is most importantly a craft. Without craftsmanship, it becomes only a means of making money.
Jakub Berdych is a co-founder of the Qubus Design Studio which primarily focuses on conceptual work with traditional Czech materials, such as glass and porcelain. His work spans many fields, from products to comprehensive collections known both locally and abroad, and includes the renovation of the interior of St. Bartholomew’s church in Chodovice, installations in the Moss Gallery in New York, and the London Mint Gallery.