Prasklo is an up-cycling brand of art vases and objects created by Prague artists Petra Svejdarova and Klara Vaculikova from glass waste and concrete. Despite Prasklo has been collecting many positive responses from curators internationally, it is not a commercial project. Petra is creating in her tiny Prague studio all by her hands. Klara contributes with conceptual visions, project creations and brand management. Prasklo sticks to artistic production of individual objects, not aiming for designing industrially produced goods. All vases and objects are results of fascination by the structure of glass which beauty can never be demeaned by disposing it; and its planting into a concrete pedestal.
Continental Wasting Project
In March 2022, we set on the journey following rivers from European inland as they carry plastic waste to the ocean. We travelled along the coast witnessing plastic waste cumulated on the beaches and surrounding nature.
We used polluted sand to prepare the concrete - containing plastic waste elements - We mixed the sand with local cement and in our improvised outdoor work station. Following our traditional recipe with some new spices, we have made special collection that carries the testimony of changing environment and one of challenges this generation struggles with. We named it Continental Wasting.
The collection was introduced on 1st September 2022 in Manes Gallery, Prague, within the Czech Design Week.
Ambiente Frankfurt Design Fair
The objects celebrate the raw charm of genuine materials and human touch - and a wonderful and striking contrast with machine perfection.
The contrast of brutal concrete and fragile glass has been a well established combination in architecture or design. The Czech brand Prasklo under which the designer Petra Svejdarova creates her exceptional solitaire vases, is nonetheless, giving this combination slightly nostalgic and supremely original form.