QUIZ: Calling all Czech design lovers – test yourself!

On International Design Day, celebrate the unparalleled Czech aesthetic with a quiz covering Art Noveau and Cubism to the Brussels' style.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 26.04.2024 15:00:00 (updated on 26.04.2024) Reading time: 1 minute

The history of Czech design stretches to the late 19th century, which saw the birth of the Czech aesthetic accelerated by the development of railways, furniture, and glass factories, and the rapid urbanization of Bohemia.

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague opened its doors in 1835 as a testament to the distinct work of Czech designers. The early 20th century saw the emergence of the Art Nouveau movement, led by the visionary painter Alphonse Mucha, who pioneered a new kind of art: the poster.

Czech design continued to achieve worldwide acclaim throughout the decades, leaving its unique impression in the guise of the Cubism movement or the modern shapes and colors emerging from the World Exhibition Expo 58, otherwise known as the Brussels' style.

On April 27, International Design Day, test how much you know about Czech designers and the magical motifs they gave to the world.

Question 1 / 10

What is the shortened name for these iconic bentwood chairs created by German cabinet maker Michael Thonet and produced in Czechia?

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  • Ton
  • Thon
  • The Michael
  • Bistro chair
Question 2 / 10

Name the Czech painter, illustrator, and graphic artist best known for his stylized Art Nouveau theater posters.

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  • František Kupka
  • Toyen
  • Alphonse Mucha
  • Jan Zravý
Question 3 / 10

This coffee set represents an example of what type of design that is unique to Czechia?

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  • Functionalism
  • Cubism
  • Modernism
  • Art Deco
Question 4 / 10

Name the acclaimed architect behind Brno's Villa Tugendhat, a pioneering prototype of early functionalist architecture.

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  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Frank Gehry
  • Eva Jiřičná
  • Adolf Loos
Question 5 / 10

Name the style associated with the Czechoslovak pavilion's 1958 Expo success.

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  • Czechoslovak Style
  • Belgium Style
  • Brussels' Style
  • '58 Style
Question 6 / 10

Which of these figures is a renowned Czech designer?

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  • Ladislav Sutnar
  • Libuše Niklová
  • Zdeněk Rykr
  • All of the above
Question 7 / 10

Name this popular sixties shoe brand, now a Czech design icon, that was recently revived after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.

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  • Bata
  • Botas
  • Koh-i-noor
  • Prim
Question 8 / 10

True or false: The Fatra design company, today renowned for its fun inflatables, got its start processing plastics for the Ministry of Defense.

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  • True
  • False
Question 9 / 10

What was the name of this scooter produced by Czechia during the socialist era?

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  • Škoda
  • Jawa
  • Čezeta
  • Babeta
Question 10 / 10

What is the name of this traditional Czech pattern seen on these porcelain designs by Maxim Velčovský?

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  • Blue onion
  • Glass onion
  • Blue Delft
  • Modrotisk
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