We took the first major step of our joint journey in 2020 in the proverbial heart of Europe. In Czechia, a country with a sense of craft and a rich glassmaking tradition, we, as natives of Liberec, have always been close to this multifaceted and fragile medium. Our hometown is located in the fabled North Bohemian "Crystal Valley", which has been synonymous with the beauty and quality of Czech glass for almost five centuries.
Our love for glass and many years of experience in designing and realisations have naturally resulted in the desire to materialise and present our own visions and original creations under our names. It could not have made more sense to establish a family business in a place with such a history – and Studio SALANSKY in Liberec was born. Since then, under the SALANSKY brand, we have been designing and producing light objects, solitaires, and sculptures for interiors and exteriors. Our production and custom designs are mainly based on hand-blown or technical glass, which sometimes encounters other media such as wood, metal or stone.
Based on your requirements, we can prepare a concept study for your chosen interior or exterior project and discuss the form of delivery. Our production takes place mainly in local glassworks and small artisan workshops but we are open to any kind of collaboration. We can either do the preliminary calculation, production, delivery and installation ourselves or in collaboration with your architectural or design studio.
Brothers Jan and Ondřej Salanský.
Jan Salanský is an independent artist whose approach crosses the boundaries of cultures, languages, disciplines, and styles. He develops designs that either follow or break the typical crafting sequences and, at the same time, build upon traditional methods. His work focuses on detail and the raw form of the material being worked, depending on the context of place and time. Jan is a product of the Czech creative community from Podještědí.
He graduated from the High School of Furniture Design in Liberec. Subsequently, he enrolled at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University also in Liberec where he completed his Master's degree in the Environmental Design studio under the supervision of Prof. Bořek Šípek. Currently, Jan is finishing his PhD studies at the same faculty, focused on glass production in the context of the environments that surround us. He has also gained valuable experience during his internships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which is famous for its local Design Academy, or thanks to his long-term cooperation with Preciosa where he worked as a designer.
Ondřej Salanský graduated from the Secondary School of Mechanical Engineering where he acquired a flair for technical solutions. However, further paths led him to the product as such and then to study marketing at the Technical University in Liberec. He then gained work experience in a number of major companies focused on both product and corporate marketing.
After many years of collaboration on a number of projects, both academic- and production-wise, the dynamic brother duo founded the brand SALANSKY & Co. s.r.o. Under their joint banner, they create glass objects, applied design, interior and exterior installations, and exceptional works of art, bringing unique complex solutions and processes to the industry.
*23. 5. 1989 / Liberec, Czech Repuplic, Europe
Faculty of Arts and Architecture, MgA. - Environmental Design, Prof. Bořek Šípek
Currently PhD. - Fine Arts in Public Space – Doc. Jan Stolín
JSPR Eindhoven, Netherlands / architectural office focused on interiors
2020 - present / founder - SALANSKY & Co, s.r.o
2017 - 2020 / Preciosa Lighting - designer
2014 - Master Of Crystal, Preciosa
Muzeum skla a bižuterie v Jablonci nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Severočeské muzeum v Liberci, Czech Republic
2015 - XII. Mezinárodní sklářské sympozium IGS 2015, Nový Bor
2018 - GCWC - Glass Cutting World Cup, Světlá nad Sázavou
2019 - GCWC - Glass Cutting World Cup, Světlá nad Sázavou
2021 -XIV. Mezinárodní sklářské sympozium IGS 2021, Nový Bor
*16. 4. 1983 / Liberec, Czech Repuplic, Europe
Faculty of Textile, Bc. -Marketing
2020 - present / founder - SALANSKY & Co, s.r.o
2018 - 2021 / Sans Souci Lighting- Exhibition and Product Development manager
2015 - 2018 / BPR - Account manager
Milano / Ro Plastic Prize- finalist / 2023
Sofia / Bulgaria / 2022
Liberec / The North Bohemian Museum / 2022
Liberec / IGS / 2022
Nový Bor / IGS / 2021
Dubai / Downtowndesign 2019
Světlá nad Sázavou / Symposium Bomma / 2019
Milano / Euroluce / 2019
Světlá na Sázavou / Symposium Bomma / 2018
Dubai / Downtowndesign / 2018
New York / Europe Unique exhibition / Jizersky + Preciosa / 2018
Designblok / Navarila / Jizersky / 2016
London design week / Mint Gallery / SKUBB / 2016
Zlín design week / SKUBB / 2016
Zlín design week / VSVU / In- Tim Chair / 2015
Nový Bor / IGS / 2015
Salone de Mobile / Jizersky + Preciosa / 2015
DesignBlok / Jizersky + Preciosa / 2014
Prague / 360stup. / Envirmanmetal design / 2013
Eindhoven / DDW / Milk Stools / 2012