EP17: Designers Herrmann & Coufal
Young duo Herrmann & Coufal are the most recent absolute winners of the Grand Designer of the Year award, the Czech Republic’s top honour in the field. In recent years Eduard Herrmann and Matěj Coufal have shot to attention with everyday objects such as lamps and coat stands that involve the customer, DIY-style, in their manufacture, as well as pieces for eminent Czech design companies and even street furniture.
In this laidback chat, Herrmann and Coufal discuss, among other things, how their profession impacts their enjoyment of walking city streets, plans for their own Nomad Laboratory label, reaching customers via a popular home improvement chain – and encouraging people to get back to using their hands.
Czech Next Wave is produced jointly by the Czech Centres network and Radio Prague International. It introduces listeners around the world to emerging, exciting and highly talented young Czech in various areas of the arts and beyond.