Maxim Velčovský

* 1976

Maxim Graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Prague. In 2002 he co-founded Qubus design studio. He has participated in hundreds of group exhibitions and his works are included in collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, New Pinakothek in Munich, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Museum of Design in Lausanne etc. His portfolio includes concepts for private galleries, as well as works for multinational corporations. His work for Qubus design studio has been included in publication of Marcus Fairs: Twenty -First Century Design and in 2007 was chosen by the publication & fork among the 100 most interesting young designers of the latest five-year plan. In 2007 was Maxim awarded Designer of the Year and in 2008 the British magazine Wallpaper appreciated his installation as the best work of the year. In 2010, collaborated on an installation for Czech Pavilion at EXPO 2010. Since 2011 works as Art Director for Lasvit company. Currently also acting as Head of the Ceramics and porcelain studio at the Academy of Architecture, Art and Design.










Selected Exhibitions

1997 Porcelain – The Phenomenon, Design Centrum Prague, Czech Republic
1997 Porcelain – The Phenomenon, Museum of Ceramics Bechyne, Czech Republic,
1998 Museum of Porcelaine, Klasterec nad Ohri, Czech Republic
1999 Open Air, Experimental Space Exodus, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 Prague Session, Milan Italy2000, Prague Session, Moravská Galerie, Brno, Czech Republic
2000 Prague Session, National Gallery,Veletržní palác, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 Art Market, Trade Fair Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 My Country, Gallery AAAD Prague, Czech Republic
2001 Art and Interior, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 St. Etienne, France
2001 Art Gate, Trade Fair Palace, Czech Republic
2001 CCA 18, Mánes, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Hucklebery Finn, Tunnel, Prague, Czech Republic (project for Vitra Prague)
2001 Glued Intimacy,Gallery Jeleni, Center for Temporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 The Fair, Glued Intimacy presented by Pas, RCA , London, Great Britain
2002 Prague session, The Lighthouse , Glasgow, Scotland
2003 218 m2, Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Unbearable Whiteness of Being, Aplied Arts Agency, London, Great Britain
2003 Ornament in Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
2003 Glass Fab, Gandy Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Aquastory, Gallery Yellow Submarine, Znojmo, Czech Republic
2003 Designblok, Milky way Confrontation Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Czech Mania, Sunderland Glass Centre, Great Britain
2004 For all of You and each of You, Critic´s gallery with Anna Neborova, Praha, Czech Republic
2004 Czech In!, Looshaus, Wien, Austria
2004 Czech Mania, Fusion gallery, Birmingham, Great Britain
2005 Czech 100 Design Icons, DesignMai, Berlin Germany
2005 Czech 100 Design Icons, Bratislava, Slovakia 2005, Stockholm Sweden 2005, Brighton
2005 Maxim Velcovsky for Qubus, Profile exhibition, Konsepti showroom, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005 Ikeana at Designblok, Prague
2006 Maxim Velcovsky and Qubus, Gallery of contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
2007 Qubus at Designblok, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 Maxim Velcovsky makes Ikeana, Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2009 Telling tales, Victoria & Albert museum, London UK
2009 Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
2009 Escapes, Mint, London, UK
2010 The State of Things, Design and the 21th century, the inaugural exhibition of the design museum Holon, Israel
2010 Utopia of the Everyday – Artists and designers experiment with porcelain, Selb, Germany
2011 Praise of Vienna, gallery Krehky, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 Local Collection. Mint, London, Great Britain
2011 Industrial interventions with Folkform, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Industrial interventions with Folkform, The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden
2012 Křehký v Bratislavě – návrh instalace výstavy v galerii Art Design Project
2012 Křehký Mikulov – exhibition design for Art Design Festival in Mikulov, Czech Republic
2012 Designblok 2012 – Maxim Velčovský /  Personal landscape, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Designblok 2012 : Mirrors, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Common Roots – Design map of Central europe – Design Museum Holon, Israel
2012 Werkstadt Vienna – Helsinki World Design Capital, Helsinki, Finnland
2012 Werkstadt Vienna – Design engaging the city , MAK, Austria
2013 -Isn’t It Romantic? Contemporary Design Balancing Between Poetry and Provocation, MAKK, Koln

Selected Projects

1999 Projects for Addict magazine (Power, Parfitti, Messiah)
1999 Design for the Messiah 
2000 Pingo
2001 S.lied fashion
2002 Parfitti 
2002 Kama Sutra
2002 Food
2003 Pan Tau  for Gandy Gallery
2003 Table tennis, Designblok, Prague
2004 Top Models (for Hype magazine ) in collaboration with artists Ondrej Host, Radeq Brousil, Marek Novotny.
2007 Design race -  Installation for Cappellini, Designblok, Prague
2007 Krehky installation, Designblok, Prague
2008 Come to my place, Experimenta design biennale, Amsterdam
2008 City Shades for Lobmeyr, Vienna Design Week, Austria


Victoria & Albert museum, London, UK
Museum of Design (MUDAC) Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Neue Pinakothek, Munchen, Germany
Moravian Gallery Brno Czech Republic
Privat collections in Czech Republic, France,  Finnland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, USA, Japan

Experience, Collaboration

Since 2011 – Art director at Lasvit
Since 2002/2010 - Art director, Qubus design studio
Since 2002 - Member of Syndicate of journalists
Since 2002 - Senior Editor – Blok magazíne
2007 –2009  Art director, UP zavody, furniture company


Designer of the year 2007,  nominated by Czech Grand Design academy, Czech Republic
Wallpaper´s Best commision of the year 2008