Studio Jitka Skuhrava was founded by Jitka Kamencova Skuhrava and her husband Tomas Kamenec. They both have traditional glassmaking background and follow in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents. Over the last few years they have been focusing on producing design lights and original light installations for architecture. Together they have formed the appearance of dozens of installations all over the world.
We can find e.g. their monumental glass sculptures in Dubai underground called “Jellyfish” and a light installation “INFINITY” created for the Czech Olympic House in London. In the Czech Republic we can see e.g. a sculpture called “Mist” which is placed in Slovansky Dum (the Slavic House) and radiant “Bamboo” sculptures in the newly opened developer’s project of PENTA group – Florentinum.
Jitka Skuhrava focuses on designing glass light sculptures intended to light and enhance interiors, that are often very spacious (hotel lobbies, staircase, private residences, bars & restaurants, etc.). It is difficult if not impossible to separate this activity from the original artistic work in the conventional sense. It simply remains perfect work with glass, the result of a 100 years long family glass tradition, touch, and mastered “crafts”, thanks to which the rooms intended, for people are enriched by a joint effect of the shape, light, and something that is hard to define but is pleasing to the eye and mind.
Beyond leading studio and execution of Jitka's ideas , Tomas Kamenec cooperate closely with other renowned designers – namely e.g. Nendo, Arik Levy, Daniel Libeskind, Ross Lovegrove, Michael Young and others.
Jitka Kamencova Skuhrava says to the foundation of the studio: “Glass is a fascinating material which has been part of our whole life, and still does not cease to amaze us with its fragile and unique beauty. We love creating personal and original designs. We see to each product from the beginning to the end; we respect the quality of every individual part and often ourselves refine the glass with our own skills. We try to imprint part of our own soul into each product. That is why our motto is “Glass with a soul”.