You can go to an antique shop, search for gorgeous pieces hidden between tons of bizarre objects. Or you might prefer having a wide selection of well taken care of and delicately chosen items in one place. I am sometimes in the mood for the first task, but I do appreciate it when someone has done the work for us common folks. Nanovo studio is a shop which has done just that — and how! If you want to see a piece of (not only) Czech design history in Prague, this is a great place to go.
The people here select pieces they were surrounded with since childhood and renovate them to perfection. Let me quote: ‘This positive relationship with uncomplicated objects endowed with graceful curves remains inside us.’ I browse their site just to remind myself of how pure and useful design can be, and also I am often trying to recall where I saw the object before – was it my friend’s house? Grandma’s cottage? I also appreciate their taste and work done completing and saving these items. Read more about their story here.
Recently, Nanovo renewed their production of iconic chairs & drawers. Check out their new production here. You can visit their workshop and warehouse, but remember to arrange an appointment in advance.
I believe you can proudly bring home an item that’ll remind you of not only your stay in Prague, but also of everything good that’s passed, giving you hope for everything good that’s ahead of us.