Prague-based editor and photographer Adam Štěch, who together with Jan Kloss and Matěj Činčera forms the collective Okolo, has curated a selection of photographs of modernist works from lesser-known architectures from his travels around the world.
Titled “Objects of Refinement: Custom-designed Elements in Modernist Interiors and Architecture,” the exhibition comprises hundreds of photographs from Europe, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. of oft-unnoticed details, like a doorknob, for instance, or a screen, that, when taken together, “celebrate the modernist idea of total work of art.”
The exhibition is divided into four chapters—furniture, lighting, static elements, and dynamic elements—and encompass designs by modernists famous and obscure, from the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright to Max Cetto to Ferdinand Milučký.
“Objects of Refinement” was first shown during the London Design Festival. Below, a selection of photographs that captures glimpses of sections of buildings that could readily stand on their own as art objects.
(h/t The Spaces)