Old friend, Barton Quillen, and his business partner, Giovanni, opened Prague Kolektiv last night in DUMBO, and when we got there we recieved a triple surprise: the place was Packed, the furniture was Stunning and - rumor had it - everything was already Sold to early birds.
Barton and the ladies
Before we review the store, here's a big peak at everything on display. All the furniture and remarkable light fixtures were found, collected and brought back from the Czech Repubic during the past year. MGR
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- Founded: 2006
- Founded by: Barton Quillen
- Headquarters: Dumbo, NY
Prague Kolektiv is the only enterprise in North America specializing in original Czech furniture, lighting, and decorative objects. Our pieces represent the designs of the pre-war Czech avant-garde and mid-century social realism. <br/><br/> Prague Kolektiv is a collaboration between Barton Quillen, a New York native, and Italian architect, Giovanni Negrisin. Both partners lived and worked for over 10 years in the Czech Republic, Quillen as a manager of major building restoration projects and director of an art center and Negrisin as an architect and interior designer on commercial and residential projects. During this period they were introduced to the remarkable achievements of Czech modernism and are active collectors.