The master of understated design
Martin is an industrial designer and innovator. He believes the best product design is such you barely notice, which is why he favours high functionality and sophisticated details. In the past decade, he’s been particularly interested in 3D printing technology, which influenced his vase collections (WAVE, SPIRAL and ZIG ZAG) and prompted him to co-found Prototypum, a start-up studio focused on innovations and prototyping.
Even though he worked in studios all over the world – in Brazil, Spain or Russia – his work, he says, remains inspired by Czech temperament and language. He’s received many awards in his career, notably the prestigious American Good Design Awards for KON, a tea and coffee set he worked on with Matěj Chabera.