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David Karásek

Czech Republic

Products by David Karásek
Biography

Mgr.A. David Karásek, born 3.4.1969 in Brno, the Czech Republic

Education:
1983 – 1987 High School of Applied Arts in Brno, Studio of Product Design
1987 – 1994 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Department of Design in Zlín (Prof. Z. Kovář, Prof. P. Škarka)

Contemporary activity:
designing of street furniture and other products in public space, managing of company mmcité (with Radek Hegmon)

Pedagogical activity:
assistant specialist in Studio of Product Design in The Faculty of Fine Arts at The University of Technology in Brno (1994-1995)
external assistant in Studio of Product Design in The Faculty of Machinery at University of Fine Arts in Brno (since 1999)

Selected works:
street furniture products for company mmcité which are installed in many towns in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Portugal and other European countries.
Selection:

Czech Republic: bus shelters for centre of Brno, bus shelters for Beroun, Třešť, Stod and other cities, roofing system on bus terminal in Děčín, roofing for central bus stop in Zlín, benches and litter bins for Ikea Shopping Centre in Ostrava, benches in Slovanský dům in Prague, benches, litter bins and planters in shopping centre Palace Flora in Prague, benches end litter bins for main square and park in Vsetín, litter bins and benches in Faculty hospital in Hradec Králové, atypical street furniture for Lázně Bohdaneč, platform shelters and platform roofing system for Czech railways and others.
Abroad: bus shelters and street furniture in Bratislava, Košice, Trenčín, Žilina (Slovakia), bus shelters in Györ (Hungary), benches and litter bins in Vöcklarbruck (Austria), litter bins in Nimes, (France), bollards in Grand Canaries, benches in Lisboa (Portugal) and Vilnius (Lithuania), shelter in Koblenz (Germany), streetfurniture in many cities in Austria, Germany, The Nederland, Belgium, Croatia, Hungary and other places.

Awards:
Crystal Pyramid of Design Centre of Czech Republic– Excellent design 92
Selected by Design Centre of Czech Republic 92
First prize in competition of street furniture for Zlín (1993), with Radek Hegmon
First prize in competition of street furniture for Frýdek Místek (1994), with Radek Hegmon
Selected by Design Centre of Czech Republic 94, with Radek Hegmon
Eco City Grand 1995
National Award of Design 1996, with Petr Babák, Tomáš Machek and Radek Hegmon
Excellent Product of the Year – Good Design 2001, with Radek Hegmon
Excellent Product of the Year – Excellent Design 2002, with Radek Hegmon
Excellent Product of the Year – Excellent Design 2003, with Radek Hegmon
Special Award of Jury – Czech Interior 2004, with Radek Hegmon
Excellent Product of the Year – Excellent Design 2005, with Radek Hegmon

Others:
International student competition „mmcité On the Street“ – underwriter and member of jury (2002-2003)
Whirlpool Design 2003 – member of jury


Citypoint – Way through the city 2004-2005 – member of jury
Citypoint – Way through the city 2006 – member of jury