Eva Jiřičná RA

We went to a lecture tonight by Eva Jiřičná.   Although I have followed her career fairly closely and have always admired her glass staircases and precision engineering – she designed the Royal Academy’s shop – I hadn’t realised the full range and depth of her career, including a great deal of work at the V&A, the doors at the entrance, the desk and the shop, as well as the Bollinger jewellery gallery, shops, including work for Joseph (she did the original design for the Caprice), as well as work in Prague and Zlin, her home town in Czechoslovakia.  Best of the work she showed was a house she has designed for a property developer in Czechoslovakia, which looks like a sputnik and is mostly underground, but demonstrates her amazing neo-modernist sense of space age geometry.