Kubista, Prague

Kubista, Prague

What to buy here: Cubism style cup and saucer sets, ceramic and porcelain boxes, glassware and vases.

In every other country in the world, cubism was a style of painting. In Czechoslovakia, it went far beyond that, providing inspiration for architects and designers who adapted its principles to create everything from signature buildings to distinctive kitchenware. Tourists and architecture buffs come from around the world to see sights like the cubist lamppost on Jungmannovo náměstí and the House of the Black Madonna in Old Town, which houses the Museum of Czech Cubism. Attached to the museum is Kubista, an upscale gift shop that allows you to take a classy piece of cubist design home with you. The selection ranges from large lamps and chandeliers to small picture frames, but the gems of the collection are the everyday items like cup and saucer sets, ceramic and porcelain boxes, glassware and vases. Done in bold patterns and striking shapes, they are both stylish and functional. Even among museum shops, Kubista is unique, an organic extension of an historic art movement. Located at Ovocní trh 19, open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Individual pieces start at 395 crowns, sets at 1,495 crowns.

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Sight Name: Kubista
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Stare Mesto Souvenir Shopping  

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