Working with designer Jakub Berdych under the Qubus Studio banner, the interior of St. Bartholomew’s Church features Verner Panton chairs customised with a punched crucifix, Persian rugs and chandeliers of rough-cut crystal.
I am completely mesmerized by these pictures and really want to visit this church and see it with my own eyes. An absolutely stunning combination of old and new: St. Bartholomew’s Church by Maxim Velcovsky
Wow – that makes me want to hop on a plane tomorrow!
There was just the little issue of where in the Czech Republic I’d be going! I’ve been able to determine that this is almost certainly kostela sv. Bartoloměje v Chodovicích, in the town of Chodovice – and I finally found Chodovice on a map.
Apr 10th, 2007 / 3:41 am
Yeah, that’s gorgeous and I tend to be very conservative about church design. I’ve often thought that there was unexplored potential in juxtaposing the cross symbol with pure white and blood red and this is really the first time I’ve seen something approaching my mind’s eye. There’s both a quietness and a majesty at work here. Mesmerizing is the right word.
Apr 10th, 2007 / 12:09 pm
Apr 10th, 2007 / 2:45 pm
that is amazing! I’d love to travel there JUST to see this church. I wonder what the people of the parish think of it.
Apr 10th, 2007 / 3:14 pm
That’s really gorgeous…great find!
Apr 10th, 2007 / 6:00 pm
Beautiful and appropriate. Thank you for sharing this one.
Apr 10th, 2007 / 9:18 pm
The seats look real comfortable. Having seats this good, would people be tempted to seal them? I want one for my living room. :P
Apr 11th, 2007 / 4:59 am
The sweep of the Panton chairs reminds me of the flowing white habits that nuns used to wear.
Apr 12th, 2007 / 12:28 pm
are you guys sure this is st bartholomew’s in Chodovicích? i’ve just telephoned the qubus office in prague and they told me it was st bart’s in prague….
which is in a convent and i’ve been told it’s closed to the public. (although i will continue to make enquiries.)
sorry to burst the bubble! i was quite excited about it myself
Apr 12th, 2007 / 1:15 pm
but then again, looking online, maybe i got the work experience person at qubus, because the church in chodovivich does seem to have those same chairs…
sorry about that.. hmmm.
Apr 12th, 2007 / 1:51 pm
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Apr 16th, 2007 / 9:23 pm
wow, great article, thank you so much for sharing this great project. There’s something especially beautiful about combing the old and the new. Love this installation, makes me want to go to church just seeing how a space is transformed. Great work! I really enjoy reading through your articles and am looking forward to being a regular reader. Would love your input on my design blog, hope it’s okay that I put you in as link.
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