EXPERIENCE THE CITY DIFFERENTLY on Smetana embankment and surroundings
On the third Saturday in September, the traditional neighborhood festivities Experience the City Differently will take place on Smetana's embankment and its surroundings. The program will include concerts, theater, workshops for children and adults and art installations. Traditionally, you will also be able to visit the Showroom and studios of Czech and Slovak designers. Hunger and thirst will drive away tasting menus and special drinks.
We will discover the complete program soon.
SmetanaQ Talks: transformation in fashion
Transformace v módě je podtitul letošního 2. ročníku minikonference SmetanaQ Talks, která je součástí oficiálního doprovodného programu Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. Formou dvou panelových diskuzí, které budou 5. a 6. května od 18 hodin vysílány online prostřednictvím Instagramu a Youtube, chceme otevřít dvě zásadní témata týkající se aktuálních proměn v módě.
Záznamy z debat na YOUTUBE SmetanaQ:
5/5//2021 ~ Co by se mělo změnit v českém módním průmyslu, aby se mu dařilo lépe?
Pozvali jsme odborníky z různých oblastí módy ~ designérku Danielu Peškovou, pedagoga Česlava Jaroše, Anetu Zelenkovou z festivalu DOTEK21, módní vizionářku Olo Křížovou a novinářku Anit Noskovou.
6/5/2021 ~ Je možné v době pandemie budovat funkční módní značku?
O své zkušenosti se podělili designéři Otakar Šenkýř, Alex Monhart a Filip Nguyen z NAUT. Designéry doplnil profesní pohled zakladatelky Institutu módní Kláry Haunerové a marketingové specialistky Pavlíny Louženské.
New exhibition on the explosion-damaged facade
What is the truth? Is it absolute and unchanging? Do we really understand it as a statement coinciding with reality? The second exhibition of the Fasáda gallery, the theme of which is again based on the current social situation, this time tries to reflect the relevance of all the "truths" about which we are systematically confirmed in our social bubbles with the help of social networks. The works of fourteen photographers aim not to succumb to skepticism, but rather to call for openness, faith and hope. "It is not enough to be right in your statements, faith and hope must also emanate from it." This timeless quote by Karel Čapek, which became the main motif of the exhibition, confirms that this topic still resonates regardless of advancing time and changing society.
Milota Havránková, Libuše Jarcovjáková, Jakub Kačmařík, Michaela Kročáková, Igor Malijevský, Andrea Malinová, Jaroslav Malík, Pavel Mára, Bet Orten, Dita Pepe, Jiří Šigut, Miro Švolík, Aneta Vašatová, Roman Vondrouš
The curators are Markéta Musilová and Miro Švolík.
The Project of „PRAGUE – the City for People”
Prague is a city with a genius loci second to none, abounding with beautiful monuments, a city with a rich cultural and social life, well-functioning public transportation, a place where forgotten and neglected corners have begun to come to life in the past few years. However, the pursuit of mere economic growth over the last thirty years has had a very negative effect on our capital in some respects.
In May 2020, forty civic associations signed an open call for Sustainable and Neighborhood Prague with aims to improve the quality of the life in the city. Meetings and round tables are now being held on the subject. SmetanaQ, together with the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, decided to contribute to this public discussion with the exhibition named Prague - the City for People, focusing at individual topics, such as transport, housing, the climate in the city, and sustainability. In addition to the outdoor panel exhibition in the front restaurant gardens on Smetana's embankment, the exhibition is also available on the website:
Tue–Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Located on the second floor
Marco Bagnoli & Vladimír Škoda
7/1 - 9/24 2021Facebook event
The exhibition will present the first long-awaited collaboration and confrontation of two world-renowned artists, the Italian Marc Bagnoli and the Frenchman of Czech origin Vladimír Škoda. In their work, they both deal with similar topics, especially the idea of space-time and its reflection. However, the results of their artistic efforts are different, despite many common features. The means that connects and divides their work at the same time is the way they use reflective surfaces. The interrelationship between their visual exploration can be interpreted as a meeting of parallel traces of memory that are recognized and intersected at some point, even though they had no idea about themselves before.
<br> <br> Curator of the exhibition: Miroslava Hajek
<br> <br> Authors of the project: Miroslava Hajek, Marco Bagnoli, Vladimír Škoda, Tomáš Zapletal, David Železný, Renata Leroy Vávrová
Located on the second floor
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Located on the first floor
Opening HoursWednesday–Friday 13:00–19:00
daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Located on the ground floor
The deelive design store is one of the largest galleries in Prague that sells Czech design. It offers its customers a unique experience and a place for extraordinary meetings. Every product is treated as a work of art and sold with loving care. Professionally trained staff provide visitors with an insight into the behind of the scenes of creative work. Moreover, we can arrange a visit to the studios on the second floor, where you can watch designers at work.
Café & Bistroi
MON - SUN 9 AM - 9 PM
Located on the ground floor
Our SmetanaQ Café & Bistro is the heart of the house at No. 4 Smetanovo nábřeží. It´s a meeting point for students, artists and people from all walks of life who enjoy a cup of excellent coffee or tea.
Every morning our pastry cook comes to the kitchen to bake for you a wide variety of cakes, tarts, tartlets and fruit pies. Our kitchen also makes its own savoury desserts, quiches and sourdough bread as well as hot and cold breakfasts, afternoon menu, and substantial soups prepared from fresh vegetables and home-made bouillons. In the evening, you can sit with friends over a glass of wine not only inside the café but also on our terrace, which remains cool and shady on hot days.
We are proud to offer quality food by Czech producers from Bohemia and Moravia. We strive to make our guests feel good so that they will come back again not only to enjoy our food but – far more important – to gain new energy from this special place on the Vltava River bank, in a house that we wanted to restore to a new life.
Our Coffee and Tea
We obtain our coffee from the Czech roaster DoubleShot, enthusiastic coffee experts who not only thoroughly understand coffee but also visit farms in many countries of Africa and South America. We regularly change our selection on offer; this year it has been possible to enjoy Guatemalan grain espresso or filtered coffee from Rwanda. We also offer tea imported by the TeaMountain in Prague-Karlín, which directly buys fragrant leaves from farms in Japan, Nepal, and India, among other countries.
Our café is an ideal location for your meetings, with its distinctive interior featuring Czech design. The tastefully refurbished interior is complemented by modern Bomma lamps, Ton chairs and a solid oak furniture. The rooms are full of the afternoon sun with the rippling reflections of the Vltava River. The large windows offer a beautiful view of the Petřín Hill and the Střelecký Island. In the winter, you can see the entire panorama of the Prague castle; in the summer, the view is partly obscured by the rich green foliage of the trees on the opposite side of the street. The atmosphere of the evening waterfront is enhanced by the illuminated trams that come to a halt across from the house and then continue on their journey.
Our indoor café area has eighty seats and our terrace another twenty. The café has a separate lounge with library, a popular venue for family celebrations, corporate events, interviews with journalists and book-signing sessions. A book club regularly meets here. The lounge can be rented along with the adjoining terrace.